Banana toffee tart

15 delicious banana recipes you’ll go bonkers for

From banana toffee tart, frozen banana yogurt and the much-loved banana split...

By Rebecca Shepherd, 18 April 2017
15 delicious banana recipes you’ll go bonkers for

April 19th, marks Banana Day! A whole day dedicated to those yellow, a-peel-ing tropical fruits.

The banana tree which the fruit is grown on isn't a plant - it's a herb

The delicious fruit tastes great served au natural, mashed or baked so it’s no surprise that there’s a whole day set aside to pay homage to the humble banana. But did you know that the bright yellow bunches of goodness, that we know and love, come in more than 1,000 varieties?

And if you thought that was impressive, wait until you hear that the banana tree, which the fruit is grown on, isn't a plant - it's a herb!

Whether they’re green, perfectly yellow or terribly bruised – to help celebrate the fruit in all its glory, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favourite recipes that champion the brilliant banana.

Banana muffins

Muffins are easier to make than cakes, so these are ideal for little fingers.

Dairy-free poppy seed and banana pancake

These delicious banana pancakes are perfect for anyone following a dairy-free diet.

 

Banana toffee tart

This banana version of a tarte tatin is so simple. Make sure you use a cake tin with a solid base so the lovely sticky toffee doesn't drip through.

Frozen banana yogurt with grilled pineapple slices

This delicious frozen yogurt is a great alternative to ice cream, and it's really easy to make.

Banana split

This one's for big kids and little ones and it's a delicious way to cool down on a sunny day.

Banana & date cake

For a strong banana flavour, use very ripe and soft bananas with skins that are spotty and turning brown.

Banana chips

These crunchy snacks are a tasty combination of sweet and salty flavours.

Banana bread

There's nothing better than a slab of banana bread with a hot cuppa tea, is there? This is a fail-safe, no fuss sticky loaf made in one bowl, and the riper the bananas you use the better.

Chocolate banoffee pie

A lovely chocolate cookie crust holds this wickedly indulgent dessert.

banana fritters

These fritters are usually deep-fried, which means they soak up a lot of fat. Our versions are lightly fried – but just as tasty!

Gluten-free banana & pecan cake

This classic combination makes an ideal treat for everyone to enjoy.

chocolate banana parcels

These are so easy to make, and they'll be a big hit with the kids. For a change, swap the chocolate for mini marshmallows, fudge or chocolate raisins.

Mango and banana trifle

Fruit, cream, custard and sponge. What's not to love? If you're making this recipe for little ones make sure you replace the rum with extra juice.

Banoffee banana and pancake lasagne

Step aside pasta sheets, there's a new lasagne in town. While we love a big slice of lasagne for dinner who says you can't keep the party going with dessert? This banoffee banana and pancake 'lasagne' will definitely win the hearts of your diners. 

Banana & toffee cream

Ready in 10 minutes, this after dinner treat makes saying 'yes please' too easy. 

Feeling inspired to whip up a banana-related dish? Make sure you pop into Asda or head over to your local store to stock up on everything you'll need.