Banana is the cheapest available year round fruit. It happens to be MY favourite fruit too. Besides making perfect on the go snack wisely “pre-packaged” by the Mother Nature, banana can do so much more for your health and menu repertoire.

However, keep in mind that for baking, you will need to use very ripe or over ripen bananas.

I often freeze bananas that are past their prime eating time. If you have bananas that “are not quite there yet”, check out this tutorial how to ripen bananas faster.

Banana is a natural sweetener.
Its meaty texture makes a great base for healthy desserts.
It makes baked goods moist.
It’s full of potassium, fiber and vitamins.
Homemade banana baked goodies replace sugar loaded store-bought snacks.
banana muffins in muffin tin

So, shall we put your browning bananas to use?! All recipes are freezer friendly.

Banana Bark

This frozen Banana Bark is made with 4 simple ingredients, is vegan and gluten free and tastes like ice cream!

Banana bark on parchment paper.

Healthy Banana Muffins

Kids love these! Moist muffins with a simple list of good for you ingredients. Perfect for lunch boxes, add chocolate chips and/or nuts. Whatever you do, make a double batch. These muffins have rave-rave reviews. Most popular muffins recipe on iFoodReal.

healthy banana muffins

Healthy Banana Bread

Tracy says: “This is the BEST banana bread I’ve ever made. I was out of applesauce and too lazy to make some, so I used an extra banana. The lightest banana bread I’ve ever made. Thank you.”

And I agree with Tracy. It’s THE BEST healthy banana on the net! Truly healthy with applesauce, maple syrup and whole wheat or spelt flour.

healthy banana bread

Banana Oatmeal Bars

These bars make a perfect snack on the go and are made without any kind of sugar, even maple syrup or honey, but rather are packed with nuts, dates and flaxseed. One reader made them into a baby approved recipe by using Cheerios instead of nuts and raisins in place of dates. Her twins went crazy for the bars!

 banana oat bars

Protein Cookies

If you are watching your macros, this whey protein cookie is for you. It contains nothing more than a banana, oats, whey protein powder and peanut butter.

protein cookies

Banana Protein Muffins

Rebecca says: “Just made these and they are FANTASTIC. Had 1.5 bananas on hand so added a bit more yogurt and did a mix of strawberries and blueberries. I was pleasantly surprised at how sweet these muffins still are without any sugar – still sweet enough to be a treat. I cut up some cheese to eat alongside to balance them out. Can’t wait to make these again and try more recipes, thanks for sharing!”
Banana protein muffins with berries and chocolate chips.

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

 If you don’t have time to cook oatmeal in the morning, bake it into the muffins and eat all week.
oat flour muffins that are baked and ready to eat

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Peace says: “Olena, I have been making delicious recipes from your blog, today I made these muffins for my boyfriend who is going on a trip and will otherwise eat unhealthy snacks and drink beer, ha. These muffins came out fantastic! They are moist, light, and fluffy. I followed the recipe as is but added dry cranberries to the mix. Thank you for always posting easy, delicious, ideas here for us.”

banana zucchini muffins

Coconut Flour Banana Bread

If you love peanut butter and have coconut flour that has to be used (that is what happened to me), this version of banana bread is for you. Less fluffy than a whole wheat flour banana bread but super moist and filling (great for those who are watching macros).

coconut flour banana bread

Sugar Free Cookies

These sugar free cookies are perfect for hiking, biking, backpacking, camping and you name it activity. Trail mix a.k.a oatmeal cookies made without any flour, transport well and their nutrition profile will keep you satisfied for hours.
sugar free oatmeal cookies on a platter with tea for serving

Banana Pancakes

Healthy banana pancakes made with wholesome ingredients and no added sugar! Perfect for meal prep breakfast or an afternoon snack.

healthy banana pancakes served on white plate with sliced bananas

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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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