18 Healthy Banana Recipes – the Best of the Bunch!
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We need no excuses to share banana recipes. One of the most loved fruits the world over they come in all sorts of varieties and sizes, and are readily (and cheaply) available most of the year round (although it wasn’t always so).
Insanely nutritious, they sport huge amounts of potassium, vitamin B6 and fibre and help with cardiovascular health, lowering the risk of heart disease and strokes. And sooooo much more! (1).
Finding new, tasty and fun ways to incorporate them into your diet isn’t always easy however, so we’ve put together a list of several of our favourites from all around the world wide interweb thing. You’re welcome!
This world’s simplest pancakes recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick – just minutes from bowl to plate! Simple and tasty.
Hey, why not try out this recipe right away before scrolling further down to the other ideas? Let me pass you the instructions right here 🙂
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- Mash up bananas in a large bowl.
- Whisk eggs (using a fork is just fine!) and add to banana paste.
- Fry gently in a pan on low-medium heat with a little heated oil or butter.
* 2 tbsp of flax seeds
* 1 tbsp of coconut powder
* A small handful of hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts
* 1 tbsp of peanut butter (we LOVE that combo!)
* 1 tbsp of protein powder
* 1 tbsp of raisins
* 1 tsp of cinnamon
* 1 tsp of vanilla extract
* A few thin slices of apple or pears
* Pumpkin puree (organic) Topping ideas:
* Maple syrup
* Cherries, strawberries
* Sugar and lemon juice Tried the recipe? We’re all curious! Send us a pic via instagram by tagging @hurrythefoodup or leave a comment below. Oh, and if you’re feeling even more adventurous with your pancake journey, you need to check out our definitive collection of healthy vegan pancakes! EQUIPMENT & PRODUCT TIPS:
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Healthy Banana Bread!Check out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour 5 mins
Recipe by: Cookie and Kate
With this healthy banana bread recipe, you’re only a few simple ingredients away from the best banana bread ever! It’s made with whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
Vegan Banana Creme BrûléeCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: Feasting on Fruit
Sweet and creamy under a sugar-shell just waiting to be shattered by your dessert-hungry spoon. It’s time we creme brûlée again…
Oven Baked Cinnamon-Pecan Almond Butter Banana BoatsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 min
Recipe by: Boys Ahoy
Bananas stuffed with almond butter and cinnamon toasted pecans! the perfect healthy, yet indulgent snack!
Healthy Four Ingredient No Bake Banana Bread BlondiesCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 min
Recipe by: The Big Man’s World
Just four ingredients, one bowl and 5 minutes is needed to whip up these easy, delicious no bake banana bread blondies! These blondies are soft, fudgy and are healthy too- Naturally gluten-free, paleo and vegan- A snack or treat to enjoy anytime!
Two Minute Tahini PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 2 min
Recipe by: Trinity’s Kitchen
This pudding is so simple that you can whip it up in a flash and be tucking into it a few short moments later.
Spicy Kiwi Banana Smoothie. A super simple and super healthy green and white spicy kiwi banana breakfast smoothie. High in vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Delicious and tasty.
Banana Bread PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 min
Recipe by: One Green Planet – Author Lucie Javorska
This banana bread pudding is the creamiest, sweetest and yummiest way to use up leftover bread. Seriously – bananas and peanut butter? How could that POSSIBLY go wrong?
Vegan Coconut Banana CheesecakeCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 15 min
Recipe by: Vegan Family Recipes
A 6 ingredient amazing tasting vegan cheesecake.
Avocado Banana Cacao MousseCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 5 min
Recipe by: Tasting Page
Avocado mixed with cacao and banana produces a creamy, rich, healthier dessert with no dairy or refined sugar.
Healthy Instant Strawberry Banana Frozen YogurtCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 5 min
Recipe by: Super Healthy Kids
No ice cream machine required for this Healthy Instant (5 minutes or less) Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt with only 5 ingredients!
Authentic Vegan Banana Pancakes. Ready in 20 minutes. Complete with easy to follow cooking instructions compiled by the best vegan pancake makers around!
No Bake Banana Chocolate Chip Protein BarsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 30 min
Recipe by: Real Healthy Recipes
Quick, no bake protein bars that are gluten free, and only contain wholesome ingredients? AND it comes with a drizzle of dark chocolate? Yes please!
Homemade Banana ChipsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Recipe by: VegAnnie
Here is a simple, inexpensive recipe that has none of that added fat or sugar but tastes just as delicious. Happy snacking!
5-Ingredient Banana Flaxseed WafflesCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 35 min
Recipe by: DishbyDish
A delicious combination of sweet, ripe bananas and ground flaxseed, mixed in a batter of just five ingredients, and made into crispy waffles.
2 Ingredient Cookies. Just mix bananas and oats and bake them for 15 minutes. Perfect for when you need an energy boost on the go. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Banana Ice CreamCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 10 min
Recipe by: Pinch of Yum
This whole yummy thing is just sweet, ripe frozen bananas that have been smoothed out in the blender and then laced with a little vanilla, a little cinnamon, and a good dollop of peanut butter creaminess.
Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks. A super speedy muffin recipe that proves healthy, eggless snacks are far superior to any others!
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