15 of the best banana baking recipes for little monkeys

There are some bananas going black in your fruit bowl. Yesss! It’s banana baking time! Try these banana cake or banana bread recipes to create yummy treats for afternoon tea, weekend lunches or to fill the school lunch boxes.

Nothing but ‘nana

No fancy additions. Why mess with perfection?

1. Banana cake

Here it is, pure and unadulterated, good old-fashioned banana cake, the perfect way to use up those over-ripe bananas and quieten those incessant, “I’m hungry, Mum” whines.

2. Banana bread

Moist and delicious banana bread is easy to make with this mum-tested recipe. It can easily be toasted to serve with butter or transformed into a gluten-free recipe by substituting the flour and baking powder for a gluten-free variety.

3. Easy banana cake

If baking doesn’t come naturally to you, try this easy-peasy, very-hard-to-stuff-up recipe, which still happens to taste mighty fine.

4. Low-sugar banana bread

The only thing better than banana bread is banana bread that’s low sugar but tastes just as good as the naughtier version.

5. Maresy’s amazing banana cake recipe

I know not who Maresy is. But hot dang, her banana cake is amazing. If she does say so herself.

6. Exquisite banana cake

Why just have banana bread when you could be having exquisite banana cake? Am I right or am I right?

Iced banana bread

These banana cake ideas look like proper fancy-schmany cakes AND are iced. And by that we mean both literally and in the hip-hop-ghetto-slang-sense. As in they’re really cool, yo.

7. Banana cake with lemon icing

The zesty icing marries beautifully with the dense and moist banana cake.

8. Banana cake with butter frosting

Delicious on its own, this banana cake is elevated to sublime with the addition of a rich, buttery frosting.

9. Banana cake with passionfruit cream

This isn’t just your standard, cut-off-a-slice-for-afternoon-tea slab of banana cake. This is a serve-at-the-dinner-table-with-a-great-flourish, ‘oohs and ahhsy’ type of affair. Just so you know.

Chocolate and caramel banana bread and cake

I know, I know. As if banana bread and cake wasn’t yummy enough, we had to go and make it yummier by adding in these guys. I don’t know how we can live with ourselves …

10. Chocolate flecked banana cake

A hint of chocolate adds a delicate smattering of decadence to this yummy cakey concoction – even non-banana lovers will enjoy this.

11. Chocolate banana bread

Infused with chocolate, double the decadence by serving it drizzled with a gooey chocolate ganache. We won’t tell anyone …

12. Nutella and banana bread

Delicious and super easy. Fantastic eaten hot with butter!

Bedazzled banana cake and bread

Banana cake and bread made extra magnificent with a few stellar additions.

13. Banana maple cake

Standard banana cake gets a delicious lift with the addition of maple syrup. Seriously yum.

14. Hazelnut buttermilk and banana bread

Nutty, moist and delicious. One seriously clever banana cake.

15. Banana and passionfruit bread with ricotta

Your eyes will actually roll back into your head after tasting this. It’s that good.

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