The Very Best Banana Recipes

Browse our collection of the very best banana recipes… with everything from muffins to breads, cakes to cupcakes and more – using up ripe bananas has never been easier!

A collage of muffins, cakes and breads made using banana.

The Best Banana Recipes

When you’ve got a big bowl of ripe bananas sitting in your kitchen, it’s the perfect time to get baking!

When it comes to baking with bananas, the riper they are, the better they are! As bananas ripen, they become sweeter – making them perfect for cakes, muffins and more!

These Banana Recipes Are: 

Recipes For Using Up Ripe Bananas

All of the recipes below are completely free! Simply click on the title or the image of the recipe you would like and it will take you directly to the recipe. All recipes have free printable recipe cards (with both Thermomix and conventional methods).

The Famous ABCD Muffins Recipe (apple, banana, coconut and date)

This is by far one of our most popular recipes! Once you’ve made a batch, I promise they’ll be on high rotation in no time!

ABCD Muffins Recipe
Our award-winning ABCD Muffins are great for kids and are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates making them a perfect lunch box option!
5 from 13 votes
ABCD Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This variation on our famous one-bowl banana bread recipe includes chocolate (and that can only be a good thing, right!?).

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
A simple one-bowl chocolate chip banana bread recipe that is so moist and delicious! Serve it cold or toasted warm and smothered with butter. 
5 from 2 votes
A simple one-bowl chocolate chip banana bread recipe that is so moist and delicious! Serve it cold or toasted warm and smothered with butter. 

Banana Blondies with Caramel Frosting

Move over brownies… these banana blondies will convert you to the lighter side for good!

Banana Blondies with Caramel Frosting Recipe
These easy Banana Blondies with Caramel Frosting are going to be your new best friend! A deliciously moist banana base topped with a sweet and creamy caramel frosting. YUM!
5 from 2 votes
These easy Banana Blondies with Caramel Frosting are going to be your new best friend! A deliciously moist banana base topped with a sweet and creamy caramel frosting. YUM!

The Best Banana Bread Recipe – One Bowl

This is the best Banana Bread recipe you’ll ever make. It’s perfectly moist and makes a great breakfast on the go, lunchbox snack or morning tea treat.

Cafe Style Banana Bread Recipe
A delicious one-bowl banana bread that is so quick and easy to prepare!
5 from 50 votes
Slices of banana loaf on a blue tea towel.

Strawberry, Banana & Yoghurt Muffins

These muffins are a lunchbox favourite in our house (plus they’re freezer friendly – so they’re perfect for a ‘grab and go’ snack!). 

Strawberry, Banana & Yoghurt Muffins Recipe
These delicious Strawberry, Banana & Yoghurt Muffins are the BEST!!! They’re packed full of bananas and strawberries…. making them seriously YUM!!
5 from 7 votes

Salted Caramel Banana Muffins

As much as we all love our classic banana muffins, sometimes you just need to be extra naughty and smother them in salted caramel sauce! 

Salted Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe
The most delicious Salted Caramel Banana Muffins… soft, fluffy muffins with a creamy salted caramel drizzle. These are an absolute must-make!
5 from 5 votes
The most delicious Salted Caramel Banana Muffins... soft, fluffy muffins with a creamy salted caramel drizzle. This are an absolute must-make!

Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Muffins

When you want a healthier muffin but still want the enjoyment of chocolate… these chocolate banana muffins are the answer. 

Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins Recipe
Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins that take just 5 minutes to prepare, are moist and totally delicious! Perfect for a breakfast-on-the-go or a lunchbox treat. 
5 from 3 votes
Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Banana & Poppyseed Cake with Vanilla Frosting

This is such a classic favourite – super quick and easy to whip up and it tastes amazing! Don’t forget the melt-in-your-mouth vanilla frosting too (it’s dangerously good).

Easy Banana & Poppyseed Cake with Vanilla Frosting Recipe
The most deliciously easy banana & poppyseed cake with vanilla frosting will become a family favourite in no time. This is such a simple, classic recipe… and it’s always a winner!
5 from 1 vote

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Say hello to the perfect lunch box or after school snack. These are freezer-friendly, so you can whip up a batch and have muffins ready to go!

Banana Choc Chip Muffins Recipe
Our super easy banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect lunchbox snack… and they take less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake!
5 from 1 vote
Our super easy banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect lunchbox snack... and they take less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake!

Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf

If you’ve got overripe bananas, then this is the recipe for you. By far one of our most popular recipes ever – this is super rich and fudgy and perfect for the chocoholics out there. 

Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf Recipe
Our famous Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf recipe is now even better! Perfect for using up ripe bananas, great for lunch boxes and freezer-friendly!
5 from 7 votes
Our famous Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf recipe is now even better! Perfect for using up ripe bananas, great for lunch boxes and freezer-friendly!

Banana Muffins – The Ultimate Recipe

Our classic banana muffins couldn’t be quicker or easier to whip up. With just a few basic ingredients and a couple of minutes, you’ll have deliciously soft banana muffins ready and waiting!

Easy Banana Muffins Recipe
Our classic banana muffin recipe bakes perfectly soft and moist muffins that are ready in less than 30 minutes! A super easy recipe that's great for lunch boxes.
5 from 1 vote
Our classic banana muffin recipe bakes perfectly soft and moist muffins that are ready in less than 30 minutes! A super easy recipe that's great for lunch boxes.

Tips For Freezing Bananas

If you don’t have time to bake with your ripe bananas straight away, you can freeze them to use later on!

Here’s my top tips for freezing bananas:

  • wait until your bananas are ripe before freezing – this ensures they have the best flavour
  • peel your bananas before freezing – you ‘can’ freeze bananas with the peel on but it turns black when frozen and is difficult to remove once frozen
  • cut your banana into medium-sized chunks before freezing – chop each banana into 3-4 pieces before freezing. This allows them to defrost quicker and also makes them easier to use in smoothies or healthy ice-cream recipes
  • place the chunks of banana into a sealable plastic sandwich bag (like glad bags), squeeze out any extra air and seal
  • freeze for up to 3 months
  • to use, remove the frozen banana from the freezer and allow to defrost to room temperature (this will take approximately 1-2 hours). Alternatively, remove the banana pieces from the bag and place onto a microwave-safe plate. Defrost in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. 

More Lunch Box Recipes

If you’re looking for even more lunch box inspiration, then check out our freezer-friendly lunch box snack recipes, plus our FREE printable with 115+ lunch box ideas!

A collage of school lunch box snack recipes for kids.

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