Fruit is a remarkably healthy food crop. We may think of bananas as common everyday fruits. But they’re not indigenous to the UK or the US. They are an exotic fruit from much warmer climes than ours. We should cherish banana recipes as the rare treat they really are.

In order to increase our appreciation of banana recipes and the exotic treat they represent. We are bringing you a selection of banana recipe ideas from the generous pinners of the Pinterest world.

There is a great deal more to the humble banana than most of us give credit for. The banana, in the form we are familiar with, has been around for countless generations.

Dan Koeppel describes the banana as “one of the most intriguing organisms on earth”. The banana evolved from a herb and is actually a berry.

We all take this amazing fruit for granted and I would urge you to read The Miracle of the modern banana, it will open your eyes to this incredible fruit or berry.

Banana Recipes

One of my favourite uses for the humble banana is in a tasty sweet and sour recipe which is always more satisfying when it is homemade.

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Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

It is improbable that I will try this recipe as I have an unlikely dislike of any coffee flavoured cake, biscuit or confection.

Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

My dislike is unusual because I do like to drink coffee. But, I have always found coffee flavoured foods distasteful.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Banana Recipes

Oatmeal is a delicious foodstuff. Oatmeal cookies are a favourite treat in our house. The addition of banana to the recipe is unlikely to dampen our enthusiasm.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana plays an important part in my AIP routine. It is an all-round superfood in my opinion.

One Bowl Healthy Banana Muffins

One of the attractions of home-cooking is the opportunity to experiment with new food combinations. Banana Muffins are just one very tasty example.

One Bowl Healthy Moist Muffins

Just take a look at the gorgeous, fluffy muffins in the associated pictures. They look so light and appetising. You can almost taste them just by allowing your imagination to explore the possibilities.

Banana Brownies

Chocolate Brownies are often one of my fall-back restaurant dessert choices. If nothing else on the menu inspires me, there are nearly always brownies to choose.

Banana Brownies

However, I don’t recall ever seeing banana brownies on any menu.

But, they do sound very tasty and appealing. And, not too difficult to make.

Pan-Fried Cinnamon Banana Recipes

Pan-fried bananas bring back many memories. My father used to rustle up the most amazing pan-fried bananas, which I have never been able to replicate.

Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas

The reason I cannot make pan-fried bananas the way my father did, is that I don’t have his special frying pan! The magic frying pan was a small 6-inch pan with years of patina.

The patina was years of engrained, burnt food from earlier cooking incidents. This disgusting residue did impart a distinct flavour to the dessert.

Banana Bread Waffles Banana Recipes

Waffles are my new staple food. And, these super-tasty banana waffles will make a welcome addition to my waffle recipe collection.

Tasty Waffles

These banana waffles have the added advantage of making use of the bananas that have become a little too ripe for other purposes.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

In-Line with my quest for gluten-free foods that will be compatible with my Whole30 diet restrictions, this flourless chocolate chip banana bread could be a real boon.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I am not sure why this recipe is called bread, because it is not the kind of bread that you would make a croque monsieur with. This is a cake or, possibly, a dessert.

But, this is one of the banana recipes that I am most likely to make.

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Banana Recipes for the health-conscious