17 Recipes That Demonstrate Why Bananas Make the Best Desserts

updated Jun 8, 2019
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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

Recipe: Caramel Banana Cake (Image credit: Faith Durand)

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?