Bananas are a vegan favorite! Not only are they delicious on their own (and the perfect waste-free grab-and-go snack), but they also work well in so many different recipes. You can make ice cream out of bananas, use them to replace eggs while baking, and naturally sweeten almost any recipe. It’s inspiring how versatile bananas are. If you are looking for more ways to use bananas, check out these 15 vegan banana recipes! They taste delicious and showcase an amazing fruit!
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1. Buckwheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup
You know those times when you can’t decide whether you want to have banana bread or pancakes? You can’t make up your mind but all you know is that whatever you choose is going to be doused in peanut butter syrup? It’s a tough spot. Luckily, this recipe combines banana bread with buckwheat pancakes for a vegan and gluten-free breakfast everyone can enjoy! It’s topped with a luscious blend of peanut butter and maple syrup. The only tricky decision left is whether or not to share. These Buckwheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup by Kristy Turner!
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Bars
3. Raw Banana Ice Cream Sundae
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The best part of this Raw Banana Ice Cream Sundae by Emily von Euw is that it’s incomparably healthier than the average breakfast. It’s basically just bananas and a bunch of superfoods like coconut oil, almonds, cacao powder, and mulberries. You can add whatever else you like (ideas: goji berries, coconut flakes, maca powder, fresh fruit, dates, etc.)
4. Banana Oat Cranberry Bread
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This easy-to-make Banana Oat Cranberry Bread by Julie Zimmer is plant-based, moist, and delicious. It’s low in sugar and made with ground rolled oats (oat flour), ripe soft bananas, fresh frozen cranberries, and almond milk. When blended and cooked together, these ingredients create their own natural sweetness. This loaf is great to have at breakfast time, as a mid-day snack or for dessert. A slice before working out will also give you a boost.
5. Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Caramelized Bananas
You may remember tapioca from your childhood snack puddings? Here’s an upgraded coconut pudding version. This vegan tapioca pudding 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 Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Caramelized Bananas
by Claire Ragozzino a try!
6. Banana Split Sugar-Dusted Beignets
These Banana Split Sugar-Dusted Beignets by Lauren Hartmann are a tribute to New Orleans. These beignets taste just like the ones from Café Du Monde. This version is even more awesome by drowning them in chocolate powdered sugar, banana powdered sugar and strawberry powdered sugar. They taste just like a banana split! Reprinted with permission from Southern Vegan by Lauren Hartmann, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Lauren Hartmann and Julie Grace
7. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae With Raspberry Mint Sauce
This is a super simple recipe for Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae with Raspberry Mint Sauce by Julie Van den Kerchove. It makes the perfect healthy snack or dessert for this time of the year and you only need a handful of ingredients. When it’s really hot outside, I sometimes even have it for lunch!
8. Banana Nut Protein Bars
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9. Flourless Avocado Walnut Brownies
What’s fab about these Flourless Avocado Walnut Brownies by Gabrielle St. Claire, is everything! It utilizes one bowl, a handful of ingredients, they are packed avocado, are gluten-free, oil-free, flourless, are buttery soft, hold together, and are non-vegan approved!!
10. Banana and Peanut Pudding
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The layer of vegan coconut whipped cream is completely optional but adds the special touch to this pudding by combining it perfectly with the banana mixture and peanut butter. Finally, top it off with roasted peanuts or chocolate chips to have the perfect dessert. However, if you want a simple pudding that you can eat for breakfast or snack you can give up the coconut whipped cream and stick to the creamy pudding. Either way, it will always be a winning recipe. You are going to love this Banana and Peanut Pudding by Sara Oliveira — it has the most amazing combination of flavors and such a nice texture!
11. Banana Bread Coffee Cake
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12. Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
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Enjoy oatmeal on-the-go with this simple Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal by Kat Condon! Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free, these oatmeal cups are the perfect grab and go breakfast.
13. Blueberry-Banana and Praline French Toast Casserole
There you are on a lazy Saturday morning, sitting curbside at an intimate French café . Nearby, steam swirls upward from rich mahogany coffee. A sweet scent ignites your appetite as you wait with anticipation for a forkful of decadent French toast. Wait—France is not in your future, you say? Then let this buttery, Blueberry-Banana and Praline French Toast Casserole by Compassionate Cuisine, Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan delight take you there. Without relying on unkind standbys like eggs, cream, and butter, this praline-adorned French toast casserole, a Homestead specialty, gets its luscious custard filling from bananas and non-dairy milk. A lovely addition to special brunches and holiday mornings, this simple dish will pamper your spirit.
14. Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops
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15. Triple Chocolate Banana Bread
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