Happy Banana Lover’s Day! There’s a lot to love about this tropical fruit. Their peels make them great grab-and-go fruits; they’re super easy to eat; they make smoothies taste sweet; they make great substitutes for eggs in baking, and they taste amazing when paired with chocolate or peanut butter. Whew, we could keep singing banana’s praises all day! If you’re a banana lover, then we have several recipes you’ll want to make ASAP. From baked banana goods to raw desserts, here are some bangin’ recipes starring bananas.

1. Mindblowing Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake

This recipe is indeed mindblowing, especially since there’s no cooking involved. Make an almond-date crust followed by caramel, chocolate pudding, banana ice cream and goji berry coulis.

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2. Iced Banana Pecan Cake

This gluten-free cake gets a nutritional punch from the bananas, chia seeds, buckwheat flour and pecans.

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3. Green Strawberry Basil Banana Smoothie

Strawberry and basil taste really great together, so why not try it out in a smoothie with a dose of nutrient-rich spinach to boot?

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4. Banana Oatmeal with Hazelnut Butter, Raisins and Baobab Powder

This is not your ordinary, bland oatmeal. Spruce up your breakfast with this recipe, which calls for steel cut oats, hemp seeds and baobab fruit powder.

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5. Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices

These sushi slices make for an excellent snack that will quickly fill you up and provide protein.

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6. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Savor the combination of banana and chocolate in this recipe. Just use vegan versions of chocolate chips, butter, and egg.

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7. Banana French Toast

To make the batter for this french toast, you just mash the banana until creamy and fairly smooth, then add the milk, cinnamon, vanilla and optional nutmeg, mix well.

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8. Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream Pops

Frozen bananas are amazing, especially when topped in chocolate. This recipe comes with three different sauce types so you can choose among raw chocolate frosting, peanut butter frosting and raw white chocolate and raspberry frosting.

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9. Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana and peanut butter come together for this tasty cake. Try topping it with shaved nuts or some fresh berries.

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10. Vegan Banana and Blueberry Brunch Bread/ Cake

Depending on how you want to look at this recipe, it could be a bread or a cake. Use oat milk, apple cider vinegar and organic sugar.

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11. Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids (3 and 6), vitamins, minerals and fiber. Get them along with the delicious taste of banana and chocolate in this pudding.

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12. Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake

You wont believe this cake is raw! It featured four layers: mint, banana chocolate, vanilla and beet.

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Lead image source: Banana French Toast