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10 Healthy Recipes to Make Using Bananas

  • May 17, 2016
  • By Carly Neave

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

Bananas have become such a staple item in lots of healthy foodie’s fruit bowls! We all know they’re yummy to eat but they’re even better to bake with. Whether it’s banana pancakes, healthy banana bread, banana and coconut cookies or banana ice cream ”“ there’s always something you can put together with them and normally pretty damn quickly! The natural sweetness from the bananas turns a naughty dessert into a guilt-free healthy treat whilst getting all the nutritious vitamins and minerals which you wouldn’t from typical refined sugars. Let’s be honest, they’re a win, win!

I’ve rounded up my favourite healthy banana recipes so you can all fill your boots with some banana baking this coming weekend!

1). 2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

The Kitchn’s features always look so good, I love their site! They’ve put together some very attractive looking banana pancakes that follow a little ”˜pick’nmix’ attitude with the toppings!

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-2-ingredient-banana-pancakes-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-218658

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

2). Chewy Banana and Coconut Cookies

https://carlyneave.com/chewy-banana-and-coconut-cookies/

These were a little revelation of mine”¦ two bananas, coconut, dates and nuts and we’re done!? Easy as pie and super delicious!

Coconut and Banana cookies

3). The Simplest Chocolate Cake ”“ Ever.

I love the way these guys have filmed this chocolate cake recipe using just eggs, chocolate and bananas”¦one for my bucket list!

https://blog.kptncook.com/2015/11/05/3-ingredient-chocolate-cake/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

4). Flourless Chocolate and Banana Brownies

For those who think men can’t cook, let Arman prove you wrong. This guy has got some serious bakes on his blog and these gluten-free brownies look delicious!

http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/10/05/healthy-3-ingredient-flourless-brownies/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

5). Banana Bread Scones

Afternoon Tea is one of best things invented, maybe that’s because I’m British but I can’t imagine too many people can complain about tea and treats. These banana bread scones look to die for, I’ll take three.

http://diethood.com/banana-bread-scones/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

6). Good Morning Coffee and Banana Smoothie

Personally, I’m not a huge coffee lover but mix it with delicious sweet bananas and I think I could get there pretty quickly!

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2013/10/healthy-coffee-banana-smoothie-recipe/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

7). Banana Buckwheat Clusters

Crunchy and chewy, sweet and nutty, healthy and completely moreish! My healthy banana granola-style recipe creates little buckwheat clusters all stuck together by gooey natural bananas.

https://carlyneave.com/banana-buckwheat-clusters/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

8). Chocolate, peanut butter and banana yoghurt pops!

I’m all over these when the British summer weather arrives! Such great flavour combinations and you can swap the peanut butter for nut butter to make them even more guilt-free!

http://reciperunner.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-yogurt-pops/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

9). Healthy Banana bread

I have my own banana bread recipe that I’m putting up this week but I loved Cookie and Kate’s blog for a long time so wanted to share her recipe for you all! You can pretty much guarantee any of her recipes will work out perfectly!

http://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-banana-bread-recipe/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

10). Clean Eating Banana Muffins

I remember muffins as when you grabbed one rather stodgy chocolate muffin after a sports match at school. I’m determined to clear that image from my head and these healthy banana muffins look and sound delicious!

http://ifoodreal.com/clean-eating-banana-muffins-recipe/

10 Healthy Recipes Using Bananas

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Which recipe looks like your cup of banana tea? I’ll be going for healthy banana popsicles this weekend!

Enjoy!

LLG X

By Carly Neave, May 17, 2016 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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  • Becky
    May 18, 2016

    HI Carly, thanks for all the great tips. Do you have any alternatives for the cookies to replace dates. My mum has a low fibre diet which means she can’t digest dates. What would you suggest putting in as an alternative? Big fan of your’s thank you for all your tips and positivity :) – Becky

    • Lean Living Girl
      May 18, 2016

      Hi Becky,

      You might actually be alright without the dates…it will just take a little bit of judging in consistency. If it’s too soft, add more coconut and if it’s too dry, try adding some nut butter. You just need to be able to make them into circular shapes. Add a tbs of honey too to replace the natural sweetness that the dates bring. And thank you, that’s really sweet and it’s so nice to hear it :)

      Let me know if it works without the dates! xx

  • Olena@iFOODreal.com
    May 17, 2016

    Hi Carly. Thank you so much for featuring my recipe. Love your blog! Your buckwheat banana clusters are genius!!! I love buckwheat.

  • Ashley
    May 17, 2016

    Genius! We have been experimenting all week for healthy treats for my boys (husband included) thanks!

Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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