Go Bananas for These Trending Healthy Banana Dessert Recipes

By Stephanie Schiraldi on March 30, 2016

Bananas are naturally sweet and packed with nutrients, making them the obvious candidates for incorporation into your favorite desserts for a healthy spin! These trending light banana dessert recipes feature classics like banana pudding and banana bread, but you’ll swoon over some new hits, too—like the double fudge banana muffins. (Drooling yet?)


Fried Honey Bananas

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As if fried bananas weren't amazing enough on their own, these are covered in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon for your (guilt-free) snacking pleasure.

Rachel Schultz


Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

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These muffins swap flour and oil with oats and greek yogurt to cut back on heaviness. Feel free to replace the chocolate chips with fruit or nuts for an even lighter treatment—but we'll never tell if you don't!

Running with Spoons


Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

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Feeling impatient? You're only four ingredients away from this deliciously frozen dessert.

Skinny Mom


Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Banana Bites

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The perfect treat for any time of day, bitty banana bites are slathered in almond butter and then dipped in chocolate for a killer combo you won't want to put down.

A Healthy Slice of Life


Two-Ingredient Cookies with Mix-Ins

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These two-ingredient banana and oat cookies have plenty of room for all of your favorite add-ins. Customize your creation with walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips—you name it!

The Burlap Bag


Double Fudge Banana Muffins

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These fudgy banana muffins taste a lot more sinful than they really are—they're made with applesauce and weigh in at only around 100 calories!

Yammie's Noshery


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

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Made of frozen bananas, natural peanut butter and cocoa powder, this milkshake makes for a rich and luscious indulgence without the sluggish after-effects from a traditional ice cream shake.



Banana Pudding

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Banana, coconut milk and chia seeds come together for an easy-as-pudding, paleo-friendly and dairy-free spin on the traditional picnic fare.

Stupid Easy Paleo


Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

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Both vegan and gluten free, these bars will fool you into thinking you're noshing on grandma's signature banana bread—minus the flour, butter, eggs and dairy.

Ambitious Kitchen


Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

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You'll be hard-pressed to distinguish this light alternative free of oil or butter from a classic banana bread—not that you'll ever want to bake another recipe again!

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