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Go Bananas: 10 Easy Recipes To Make the Most of the Tropical Fruit

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Go Bananas: 10 Easy Recipes To Make the Most of the Tropical Fruit
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Hoarding a stash of over ripe bananas and don't know what to do with them? Why not try putting them to delicious use in the kitchen in some easy banana recipes for both sweet and savoury cooking.

Bananas are available all year round making them an ideal tropical fruit to use when you fancy adding some colour to your menu. Check the ethical credentials of your bananas before buying if you have any doubts about their supply chain.

Bananas are endlessly versatile and lend themselves to both sweet and savoury cooking, from muffins and smoothies to casserole and soup, you won't be stuck for a number of easy banana recipes, so go ahead and select your favourite from out top ten.


This is a flavour packed creole inspired chicken casserole comes with rice, peppers, corn, bananas and much more.

Banana Banoffee Pie

A traditional much loved British dessert, of sweet caramelised bananas in a thick sauce topped off with meringue.

Chocolate and Banana Smoothie

Chocolate, bananas, milk and sugar are all you'll need to prepare this simple and decadent smoothie.

Banana and Oat Muffins

When you fancy a more wholesome take on a muffin turn to this menu where the banana and oat combination is sure to satisfy your hunger pangs and sweet cravings.

Banana Cupcakes

Baking is a perfect way to use up over ripe bananas. Try baking up these banana cupcakes with dulce de leche topping for the ultimate indulgence.

Banana and Kiwi Smoothie

This simple smoothie only needs three ingredients, bananas, kiwis and yoghurt. A quick blend and you have one delicious flavoursome smoothie.

Banana Chili Soup

When you fancy a change from your usual go to soups try this exotic banana soup that packs a punch with added fresh chili.

Rice with Fried Bananas and Coconut

Caramalised bananas and rum make for an exotic dessert - what's not to love?

Banana Fritters

Mouth-watering banana fritters are always a crowd pleaser. Here's the tasty recipe you need.

Banana Bread

A perfect solution to using up over ripe bananas. Banana bread is a much loved classic and so easy to make. This one comes with the addition of hazlenuts.


More: Do you love fruity recipes? We invite you to browse our Recipes section - you'll find tons of ideas for creating the perfect dish.

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