Buying too many bananas is never a problem when you can bake the brown ones that don’t get eaten in time into a glorious loaf of banana bread. While we all might have a favorite recipe that’s been passed around for years, it’s nice to be able to mix things up once in a while.
Because banana pairs well with so many different flavors, the options for new possibilities are limited. Whether you’re looking for a decadent chocolate bread or something on the healthier side, we’ve put together a list of 20 recipes that are sure to help you put those ripe banana to good use!
Almond Banana Bread // Sliced almonds and almond extract gives this bread from The Almond Eater a hint of almond flavor.
Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread // Fresh blueberries offer natural sweetness and a pop of color in this drool-worthy recipe.
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread // The cinnamon crunch topping on this loaf from Savory Nothings looks like the perfect match for a warm cup of coffee in the morning.
Grain-free Almond Butter Banana Bread // Almond butter, almond flour and pure maple syrup make this grain-free bread from The Roasted Root high in protein and rich in flavor.
Vegan Banana Carrot Bread with Cashew Cream Cheese Icing // Shredded carrots and a cashew cream cheese icing makes this vegan bread from Making Thyme for Health taste like a healthier version of carrot cake.
Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread // This pumpkin spice bread from Oat and Sesame is the answer to your fall recipe dreams.
Paleo Banana Bread // This classic grain-free recipe from The Roasted Root is made easy in a blender.
Flourless Vegan Gluten-free Oatmeal Banana Bread // Also made in a blender, this flourless bread from Making Thyme for Health is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and oil-free.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread // This bread featuring peanut butter from OMG Chocolate Desserts features a decadent Nutella swirl.
Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread // This bread gets a tropical twist with the addition of shredded coconut from Cali Girl Cooking.
Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Banana Bread // Good enough to eat for dessert, this chocolate bread from Marsha’s Baking Addiction is filled with a cheesecake stuffing.
Healthy Banana Bread // Those looking to get a serving of whole grains will love this healthy recipe from Cookie and Kate.
The Perfect (Gluten-free) Banana Bread // You won’t believe this bread from Making Thyme for Health is whole grain and gluten-free.
Gluten-free Double Chocolate Banana Bread // This gluten-free loaf from Lazy Cat Kitchen will satisfy all of your cravings with a double dose of chocolate.
Browned Butter Maple Banana Bread // The flavors of browned butter and pure maple syrup make this recipe from Olive and Artisan stand out above the rest.
Caramel Coffee Cake Paleo Banana Bread // Coffee cake meets banana bread in this paleo version from Paleo Running Momma.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread // Peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate combo in this version from Elephantastic Vegan.
Salted Caramel Banana Bread // Homemade salted caramel sauce takes this bread from Platings and Pairings over the top.