Banana and I have been best buds throughout my life. I just couldn’t picture a world without them. They add sweetness to an otherwise boring porridge, lend their creamy texture to smoothies, and caramelize nicely in a pan with some coconut oil and maple syrup as a late night treat.
Out of the 41 recipes on the blog made with banana, my ultimate favorites are…
Vegan chocolate banana cake bars – a portable banana snack cake made with chia seed gel.
Upside down oil-free pancakes – gluten-free, oil-free, reduced fat pancakes that are high on taste and low in calories. The sliced bananas caramelize on top making it a gooey delicious treat you’ll have a hard time believing is good for you!
Chocolate banana cream cups – 8 ingredient gluten-free and vegan chocolate banana ice cream cups with no added sugar.
Grain-free banana bread protein cake – a mini gluten-free banana bread for one! It’s higher in protein and fiber than your average cake making it a perfect light snack, treat, or breakfast option.
Vegan banana bread animal crackers– these animal crackers make a great take along snack for any age!
Banana chocolate chip protein pancakes – light, fluffy and ridiculously filling.
Overnight banana cherry pudding – a raw, high fiber breakfast with mashed banana, fresh cherries, flax and chia seeds.
Blueberry banana cake bars– lightly sweetened cake with blueberries, banana, and a walnut topping.
Banana drunk macaroons– light and fluffy coconut morsels sweetened with bananas and no added sugar.
You see? So many possibilities for one little fruit! And now, we have another one to add to the list…
- 1 cup water
- 1 banana, frozen
- ⅓ cup cooked quinoa or buckwheat
- 1 tablespoon raw walnuts or hemp seeds
- 2 teaspoon cold-pressed flax oil
- 1 medjool date, pitted
- flesh from 1 vanilla bean or ½ teaspoon alcohol-free pure vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch allspice
- extra walnuts and ground cinnamon for topping
- Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with additional walnuts and ground cinnamon.
What is your favorite banana recipe of all time?