If you think Bananas are just for monkeys, think again! National Banana Day is right around the corner and we are going to celebrate by honoring all the delicious banana-related recipes out there. Never again will you think of bananas as humble, plain, and ordinary – we guarantee you’ll be drooling by the end of this so take your nanners out of those banana guards and get to the kitchen.


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1/ Vegan Tropical Muffins with Crunchy Coconut Streusel

Whip these babies up, close your eyes, take a bite (in slow-motion of course), and you’ll be transported to an exotic island with white sand between your toes and the sound of waves rolling up and down the coast. Ahhh. Bliss. Plus, this is the perfect bit of sweetness to rustle up when one of your vegan-friends stops over


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2/ Chia Bites

Speaking of vegan-friends, here’s a surefire paleo crowd pleaser. To top it all off, it’s grain-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free! This is officially the perfect classic banana treat with a healthy twist.


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3/ Fried Honey Coconut Bananas

Don’t let the word “fried” throw you off – these sticky sweets are light, healthy, and super easy to make. You’ll be salivating within seconds, and is the cure to all your late-night (who am I kidding – all-day) sugar cravings.


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4/ Almond Butter Quesadillas with Bananas and Pomegranate

If you’re looking for something fun, fiber-packed and naturally sweet, then you have to give this by Fit Foodie Finds a try. Who would’ve thought to turn a quesadilla into a dessert? Or…breakfast. Maybe lunch. And probably dinner.


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5/ Brown Butter Cherry Coconut Banana Bread

Sorry, almost couldn’t hear you over the sound of my drool. These mini loafs of goodness are the ideal snack to bring on the road with you and share with friends. Healthy and packed with natural fruity flavours, you’re sure to win over any crowd.


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6/ Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding

Can you guess what the surprise ingredient is? You got it – bananas. If you’re as crazy about bananas as we clearly are (not to mention, chocolate, peanut butter, and avocado!?), then this concoction by Minimalist Baker will win your heart in seconds.


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7/ Chocolate-Covered Banana Pudding Pops

We are seriously loving the alliteration in Big Girls Small Kitchen’s banana pops. But what we love more of course, is how heavenly frozen bananas on a stick dipped in chocolate are. Dip these babies in some dark chocolate and you’re set for a healthy and refreshing dessert.


And of course, you can’t forget about smoothies. Try Luvo’s 5-ingredient smoothie recipes here for a quick banana-based refreshment in the morning or post-workout.

Got any good banana recipes? Tell us in the comments below!

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