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Caramelized bananas are the perfect addition to your sweet treats – cakes, pies, pancakes, chia puddings, and more! They add a delicious natural sweetness to the dish and are pretty easy to make. If you need some inspiration, check out these 10 vegan caramelized banana recipes! Each one is a real showstopper!

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1. Caramelized Banana S’mores Skillet

S’mores Skillet

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This simple vegan dessert is ideal for those who don’t want to start a campfire! This Caramelized Banana S’mores Skillet by Emma D’Alessandro is packed with gooey chocolate and marshmallow goodness. The caramelized bananas keep the s’mores dip from feeling overly indulgent. Break apart some graham crackers into dipping sticks to get the true s’mores experience.

2. Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Caramelized Bananas

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Caramelized Bananas

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You may remember tapioca from your childhood snack puddings? Here’s an upgraded coconut pudding version. This vegan Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Caramelized Bananas by Claire Ragozzino is made with creamy coconut milk, cardamom, caramelized bananas, and cacao nibs for a bit of texture. Tapioca, made from the cassava plant, is loaded with iron, calcium, folate, and manganese. Much like chia, it can absorb several times its weight in liquid, making it a hydrating snack option. Grab a spoon and give this vegan tapioca pudding a try!

3. Grilled Banana Split

Grilled Banana Split

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This Grilled Banana Split by Kyra Howearth starts with grilled, caramelized banana halves and homemade, creamy vanilla coconut ice cream. Then, you top it with a warm, chocolate drizzle and a sprinkle of chopped walnuts.

4. Caramelized Banana Porridge 

Vegan Caramelized Banana Porridge

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This Caramelized Banana Porridge by Stefani Weiss is banana-infused, sweet, creamy, and warming, perfect for cold mornings.

5. Caramelized Banana Granola

Caramelized Banana Granola

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In this recipe for Caramelized Banana Granola by Leah Moldowan, a banana is pan-fried until it begins to caramelize and then mixed into a crunchy oat and buckwheat granola, giving it a sweetness that’s as delightful as it is unique. You’ll have a hard time not devouring this granola in one day and no trouble with finding ways that you can use it. Eating it as a cereal, with a splash of non-dairy milk, snacking on it dry, or topping it on smoothies are among the best!

6. Caramelized Banana Rum Shake

Vegan Caramelized Banana Rum Milkshake

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This Caramelized Banana Rum Shake by Annie Oliverio gets its bulk solely from bananas whose sweet, rich flavors are lovingly brought out by a light sprinkle of pure maple sugar and a quick “sunbath” under the broiler.

7. Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

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Caramelized bananas smothered in creamy homemade vegan pudding sit atop a nutty walnut crust in this delicious Banana Cream Pie by Nicole Dunai. A thick layer of coconut whip cream tops off this delectable summer dessert. Layers of yum on yum compound to make for slices of pure heaven.

8. Caramelized Banana and Hazelnut Pancakes

Caramelized Banana and Hazelnut Pancakes

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These Caramelized Banana and Hazelnut Pancakes by Anna Miller are a true breakfast treat! Super fluffy, extra thick, and delightfully soft pancakes studded with crunchy hazelnuts and topped with caramelized bananas!

9. Banana Pudding Brûlée

banana pudding brulee

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A creamy and thick banana pudding sprinkled with a generous serving of sugar, which is then caramelized to create a deep and rich caramel film that makes the notorious shattering sound when broken. You have to try this Banana Pudding Brûlée by Lauren Wright!

10. Caramelized Banana and Fig Ice Cream Bars

Caramelized Banana and Fig Ice Cream Bars

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This amazing recipe is for Caramelized Banana and Fig Ice Cream Bars by Tiana Haines made with fresh fig, caramelized bananas, and even chocolate! The bananas add a sweet and creamy flavor to the already fantastic recipe while the chocolate adds yet another layer of decadence. These ice cream bars will be the talk of the town.

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