These healthy banana recipes are perfect for using those overripe bananas, from easy pancakes to creamy smoothies to fruity breakfast casseroles!
Bananas are pretty polarizing, with people either loving or hating them. I fall firmly in the Banana Lover Camp, and eat them almost daily – whether it be on their own, in smoothies, or on toast!
We all know that bananas are high in potassium, but why else are bananas healthy? Well they contain fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which is a prebiotic that promotes healthy bacteria in our gut. And one banana contains 12% (3.1 g) of your daily need for fiber, which can help keep you full for longer.
Health benefits aside, bananas are also just a flexible ingredient that are great for cooking! A few of our favorite ways to eat bananas are:
- On its own with almond butter spooned onto it
- In a smoothie to add creaminess and sweetness
- Sliced onto cereal, oatmeal, or toast
- Mashed and used in place of eggs for baked goods
Hungry for more inspiration? Here are our favorite healthy banana recipes!
Paleo Banana Pancakes
These paleo Banana Pancakes have just a handful of healthy ingredients, yet turn out fluffy, tender, and even more delicious than traditional pancakes! And the core ingredient? Bananas!
Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies
These Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours. Bananas are the glue that holds them together.
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
You can also use bananas as a creamy sweetener in smoothies. This healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie recipe is creamy, tangy, and a delicious way to start your day (plus it’s a dead ringer for the classic dessert!)
The Ultimate Guide to Banana Nice Cream
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this creamy and customizable one-ingredient Banana Nice Cream, including 7 of our favorite flavors!
Creamsicle Popsicles (3 Ways)
Just like with smoothies, popsicles are perfect with a banana thrown in for sweetness! Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles.
Berry Bulgur Breakfast Bake
As far as healthy banana recipes go, this one is at the top of the chart. It's an easy, healthy breakfast bake that comes together quickly and fills your home with the warm aroma of oats and berries.
Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
This Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie has everything you need for a complete breakfast: whole grains, fruit, caffeine, and a dollop of protein if you’re feeling it.
Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies
These Cherry Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack.
Summer Fruit & Quinoa Breakfast Bake
Packed with whole grains and fresh fruit, this Summer Fruit Quinoa Breakfast Bake requires minimal effort and leaves your home smelling delicious!
Banana Thai Curry
Bet you haven't tried bananas like THIS before! This Banana Thai Curry is a simple, healthy way to enjoy Thai curry with less fat and calories!
5 Healthy Toast Topping Ideas
Breakfast in need of a revamp? Here are 5 healthy toast topping ideas that are high in protein and will have you and the family looking forward to breakfast!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
The smoothie of all smoothies… the classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie! With just 3 ingredients and a quick blitz in the blender, this healthy breakfast will be ready in minutes.
Vegan Banana Bread
This Vegan Banana Bread is loaded with dates, almond butter, and a plant-based cream cheese filling that makes it ultra-moist!
Almond Butter Baked Bananas
These warm, gooey Almond Butter Baked Bananas are such a simple and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth without any added sugar!
Healthy Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
A quick and creamy Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie recipe to kick off your day with a boost of Vitamin C and happiness (and with just 5 easy ingredients!)
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