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Sweet banana desserts you won’t want to spilt

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White chocolate and banana baked rice puddings

White chocolate and banana baked rice puddings

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It’s the go-to lunchbox filler, and after-work snack, the banana is a versatile and filling fruit that makes for the best banana desserts. Take your love for it to the next level with these decadent banana recipes that go beyond the classic banana spilt. Will you layer your sliced bananas in a trifle like Nik Hill’s banoffee version? Or bake them in a white chocolate pudding? How about turning your soft banana slices into sweet and crispy coconut and caramel fritters? Decisions, decisions, decisions.

These recipes with bananas range from easy banana recipes to desserts that solve the mystery of what to do with ripe bananas (or, that is overripe bananas). In this collection, you’re bound to find a banana recipe to suit your current mood.

Here are our best banana recipes.

Photo: William Meppem

Coconut sundae with pineapple caramel and macadamia nuts

Photo: Chris Chen

Char-grilled banana splits with salted peanut caramel

Photo: John Laurie

Caramelised banana vol-au-vents with salted caramel and vanilla ice-cream

Photo: William Meppem

Spice Temple’s Chinese pavlova

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Banana cake with molasses-sugar and sesame

Photo: Chris Chen

Mango sundaes with salted-caramel ice-cream

Banana cream pie
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Banana cream pie

Pan-fried bananas with salted maple caramel and vanilla ice-cream
Photo: Nic Gossage

Pan-fried bananas with salted maple caramel and vanilla ice-cream

Photo: Chris Court

Puffed pancake with honey-malt ice-cream and bananas

White chocolate and banana baked rice puddings
Photo: William Meppem

White chocolate and banana baked rice puddings

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Molasses sugar and sesame banana cake

Photo: John Laurie

Cameroonian spiced banana gâteau

Photo: Ben Dearnley

David Thompson’s grilled sticky rice with banana paste

Illustration of sliced banana bread on a wooden chopping board, with a pot of butter, on a white and green checked tea towel.
Photo: Melissa Martin (illustration)

Mark Best’s best-ever banana bread

Bananas in rosemary honey, puffed rice honeycomb and milk chocolate
Photo: Chris Chen

Shaun Quade’s bananas in rosemary honey, puffed rice honeycomb and milk chocolate

Photo: William Meppem

Bread and butter pudding with banana and butterscotch sauce

Banana, brandy and butterscotch trifle
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Banana, brandy and butterscotch trifle

Spiced banana and walnut slice with mascarpone frosting
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Spiced banana and walnut slice with mascarpone frosting

Black rice and coconut pudding with caramel bananas
Photo: Chris Court

Black rice and coconut pudding with caramel bananas

Bodega's banana splits
Photo: William Meppem

Bodega’s banana splits

Banana and coconut caramel fritters
Photo: William Meppem

Banana and coconut caramel fritters

Photo: Mark Roper

H ‘n’ R banana royale

Photo: Con Poulos

Banana-maple upside-down puddings

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Chocolate and banana French toast with salted caramel

Ornamental glass bowl on a stand holding a trifle topped with whipped cream, banana chips and vanilla bean pods
Photo: Benito Martin

Nik Hill’s banoffee trifle

Pie with a golden, crumbly base, topped with sliced bananas, cream and chocolate shavings, with a slice taken out of the pie.
Photo: Chris Court

Banoffee pie

Banana split
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Banana split with coconut

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