These 23+ easy banana desserts are sweet, simple, and easy to put together. If you love bananas, this recipe collection is for you!
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Bananas are one of the yummiest—and most affordable!—fruits, perfect for eating plain or folding into sweet treats. They’re so good in pudding, bread, cake, muffins, and more. If you love bananas, you’re going to love dressing them up for dessert! I’ve put together some of my best banana desserts below.
23+ Easy Banana Desserts
1. Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars
Chocolate plus banana is a classic flavor combo! These Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars feature layers of creamy sweetness balanced on a crisp cookie crust. And they’re made with easy pantry ingredients!
2. Homemade Banana Pudding
When you want something decadent and rich, make homemade banana pudding! This dessert takes a homemade, creamy pudding and adds lots of fresh banana slices and Nilla wafers. Perfect for potlucks or an after-school snack!
3. Banana Pudding Poke Cake
I love making poke cakes—whatever filling you choose soaks into the cake, infusing it with delicious flavors, like strawberry or banana! This moist Banana Pudding Poke Cake uses sweet banana pudding to give it loads of banana flavor, and it’s topped with creamy whipped topping for a creamy finish.
4. One Bowl Banana Bread
Simple banana bread is an essential recipe to have in your back pocket! This One Bowl Banana Bread needs, yes, just one bowl to make a wonderful brown sugar and cinnamon-spiced banana bread that’s perfect on cold mornings.
5. Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
If you love banana bread, add chocolate chips! I love throwing chocolate into banana treats, and these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins don’t disappoint. They’re the perfect blend of chocolate and fruit.
6. Strawberry Banana Bread
Amp up your classic banana bread with strawberries! This Strawberry Banana Bread recipe is so moist and flavorful from the lovely floral sweetness of the strawberries. Two favorite fruits combine in this delicious quick bread.
7. Banana Pudding Cookies
Easy Banana Pudding Cookies are made with store-bought banana pudding plus fresh bananas for a decadent treat. Add white chocolate chips for an extra pop of sweetness!
8. Banana Cream Pie
This classic recipe for Banana Cream Pie is sure to become a favorite! You can use banana pudding to help make this pie quickly, and you don’t even need to turn on the stove. It’s so creamy and rich!
9. Banana Split Pie
This Banana Split Pie is one of my favorite no-bake desserts! You’ll use instant banana pudding to make the filling and top it with juicy crushed pineapple, sliced bananas, and whipped topping for an at-home version of an ice cream parlor treat.
10. Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Banana pudding, but make it cheesecake! This Banana Pudding Cheesecake bakes vanilla wafers into the creamy filling, and it’s all poured onto a delightfully crisp graham cracker crust. Think of a classic cheesecake but flavored with sweet banana pudding.
11. Banana Split Cake
Another fantastic no-bake dessert, this Banana Split Cake layers a graham cracker cookie crust with a cream cheese-based filling, pineapples, whipped topping, and classic sundae toppings like nuts and cherries.
12. Bananas Foster
Bananas Foster is a classic dessert recipe in which you cook slices of banana in butter, brown sugar, and rum until caramelized. The bananas are ultra flavorful and perfect on top of vanilla ice cream, with whipped cream, or simply topped with toasted pecans!
13. Pumpkin Banana Bread
Two of my favorite flavors, pumpkin and banana, combine in this easy and flavorful recipe for Pumpkin Banana Bread. You can add a little chocolate or nuts if you want more crunch,.
14. Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Speaking of chocolate, if you love banana bread, try it with more chocolate! This Double Chocolate Banana Bread is absolutely packed with chocolate, which is a perfect contrast to the sweet banana. Enjoy!
15. Old Fashioned Banana Cake
This from-scratch Old Fashioned Banana Cake is absolutely delicious served plain, or make it with the cream cheese frosting included in the post. A lovely cake for celebrations or every day.
16. Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This sheet pan Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is great for a crowd! A simple, super flavorful and moist cake is topped with a tangy cream cheese icing to balance the sweetness of the cake.
17. Sour Cream Banana Bread
Another reliable banana bread, this Sour Cream Banana Bread is so moist thanks to the sour cream in the batter. It’s amazing for breakfast, or tucked into school lunchboxes for a sweet snack!
18. Banana Bread Pudding
This easy bread pudding recipe is full of your favorite bread plus milk, sugar, cinnamon, and fresh bananas! Be sure to try the 3-ingredient homemade glaze to take this dish over the top.
19. Layered Banana Pudding
This classic Southern dessert takes minutes to make and is perfect for summer BBQs or parties! The cloud-like whipped topping, velvety smooth pudding layer, and Nilla wafers get melt-in-your-mouth soft after being layered with the pudding, making this no-bake dessert a standout.
20. Banoffee Pie
British Banoffee Pie is a favorite that layers sliced bananas with caramel-y dulce de leche and fluffy whipped cream in a cookie crust. It’s deceptively simple—it takes 20 minutes or less to make—but delivers a decadent result! This special recipe is a keeper.
21. Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a snack! They are delicious, filling, and your whole family will love them.
22. Best Banana Pudding
Everyone needs a good banana pudding recipe in their repertoire — and this one makes by far the easiest, most delicious banana pudding you’ll ever come across.
23. Banana Magic Cake
This easy Banana Cake is not called ‘MAGIC’ for nothing! When you mix together eggs, sugar, flour, butter, milk and mashed banana, pour the batter in the baking dish and place in the oven, the real magic starts!