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Go Bananas! 12 Ways to Enjoy Bananas


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 12
    Banana Empanadas
    We'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 12
    Banana Nutella Pumpkin Bread
    Instead 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 12
    Elvis' PB Banana Bacon Sandwich
    Elvis' 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 12
    Banana Bread Muffins
    Leave 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 12
    Melon Banana Breakfast Smoothie
    Sweet 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 12
    Banana Pudding
    This 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 12
    Banana Ice Cream
    How 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 12
    Banana Split Bites
    A banana split in a one bite portion? We love it and know you will too.
    Make banana split bites
  • Banana Nutella Sandwiches 9 of 12
    Banana Nutella Sandwiches
    A super simple snack that your kids will be asking for over and over again.
    Make banana nutella sandwiches
  • Chocolate Banana Pancakes 10 of 12
    Chocolate Banana Pancakes
    Shake up breakfast by serving these chocolate banana pancakes. Don't forge to stack 'em high!
    Make chocolate banana pancakes
  • Banana Split Bars 11 of 12
    Banana Split Bars
    We 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 12
    Banana Pudding Milkshake
    Add 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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