17 Recipes That Demonstrate Why Bananas Make the Best Desserts

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This Sunday, I am told by Ariel, our keeper of all food holidays large and small, is National Banana Cream Pie Day. Will you be taking this excuse to dig into a cloud of banana pudding and whipped cream? Maybe banana cream pie isn't your thing, but you are up for some Nutella banana bread, a caramel banana cake, or chocolate-covered frozen bananas.

From unexpectedly light treats to decadent cakes, bananas make some of the best desserts. Here are 17 recipes that prove it.

Surprisingly Light Banana Treats

Going Over the Top for Bananas

Beyond Banana Bread

All right. Is that too much banana goodness to handle? Did we leave any of your favorite banana desserts off the list?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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