Photo Credit: Shaina Olmanson
Bananas are one of the original on the go snacks. It’s a healthy, budget friendly grab and go treat but it’s also fantastic when it’s transformed into sweet treats, breads, puddings, breakfast items, and even ice cream (how fantastic does that 2 ingredient banana strawberry ice cream pictured above look). We’ve put together 12 ways for you to put your bananas to good use and you can find each and every one of them in the slideshow after the jump!
Banana Empanadas 1 of 12We've all tried savory empanadas but have you tried the sweet version? These baked banana empanadas are excellent.
Make banana empanadas
Banana Nutella Pumpkin Bread 2 of 12Instead of your traditional banana bread recipe why not try this updated version. It's flavored with Nutella and pumpkin.
Make banana nutella pumpkin bread
Elvis’ PB Banana Bacon Sandwich 3 of 12Elvis' was over the top and so is his favorite sandwich. While I wouldn't recommend eating this all the time, it's something you should at least try once.
Make Elvis' PB banana bacon sandwich
Banana Bread Muffins 4 of 12Leave the loaf pan in the cabinet and grab the muffin pan instead. These bite sized beauties won't last long.
Make banana bread muffins
Melon Banana Breakfast Smoothie 5 of 12Sweet melon and creamy banana are the basis for this soon to be favorite breakfast smoothie. Go ahead and grab 2 straws and share one.
Make melon banana breakfast smoothie
Banana Pudding 6 of 12This is not your Nana's pudding. This decadent southern staple is the best I've ever had.
Make banana pudding
Banana Ice Cream 7 of 12How does 2 ingredient strawberry banana ice cream sound? You don't have to feel bad about serving this healthy version of a banana split.
Make banana ice cream
Banana Split Bites 8 of 12A banana split in a one bite portion? We love it and know you will too.
Make banana split bites
Banana Nutella Sandwiches 9 of 12A super simple snack that your kids will be asking for over and over again.
Make banana nutella sandwiches
Chocolate Banana Pancakes 10 of 12Shake up breakfast by serving these chocolate banana pancakes. Don't forge to stack 'em high!
Make chocolate banana pancakes
Banana Split Bars 11 of 12We can't get enough of banana splits in all their glorious forms, including this spectacular bar version. Go ahead and try to eat just one.
Make banana split bars
Banana Pudding Milkshake 12 of 12Add a heaping of whipped cream and garnish with nilla wafers and you've got yourself a milkshake that will rival any drive-thru.
Make banana pudding milkshake
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