Bake With Bananas, Eat Them Fresh & Much More

From breakfast to desserts to main dishes to delicious healthy snacks, bananas are an incredibly versatile fruit and are available all year round. They are one of the most inexpensive fruits you can buy and are a powerhouse packed full of the daily nutritional requirements we need.

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Ripe bananas are perfect for cakes, muffins, cookies and puddings, while frozen bananas are perfect for smoothies. Or dry them and make your own banana chips. Or grab a banana, throw it in your bag and take it with you for a quick easy energy and nutrient boost on the run.

They are a great source of healthy filling fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are also said to be great for your heart and your digestive health. I even read they can be good for your mood!

Bananas are one of my favorite fruits, but I enjoy them in moderation, since they contain a relatively high amount of sugar. The sugar is great for an energy lift, but as I have always said, “Balance is everything.” I often use bananas as a replacement for some of the sugar required in baking because of their sugar level, especially when they’re ripe.

Bananas on White Background

Feel free to try one of my favorite Easy Real Food Recipes for banana bread made white whole wheat flour and walnuts, “Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts.”

Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts

Or try these additional recipes made with bananas, one of my favorite fruits.

Banana Chocolate Pancakes

Sweet Bananas and Dark Chocolate Whole Grain Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies With Chocolate Chunks

Hearty Happy Trekking Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Trekking Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies

FlourFree Pancakes

Flour-Free Banana Pancakes


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Author: Dianna

Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

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  1. I love bananas too! My favorite way to eat them is wrapped in a tortilla with peanut butter, nutella or whip cream, cut into bite size pieces–a snack I learned to make from teaching preschool 🙂

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