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Discover a collection of healthy banana recipes perfect for whether you need to use up overripe bananas or are on the lookout for fun and delicious ways to enjoy this beloved fruit.

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Easy Banana Recipes

I don’t know about your family, but we go through A LOT of bananas. And I’m ever so thankful they are cheap and nutritious!

And so versatile! Since my daughter is not 2 years old yet, we haven’t introduced any added sugars yet, so banana works beautifully as a substitute in SO many ways.

Go ahead and freeze extra bananas so you will always have them on hand when you need them.

I am sharing some of our most popular baby and toddler friendly banana recipes that can double as fun food activities to pique the interest of even the pickiest eater.

1. Peanut Butter Banana Bites or Logs

banana logs with peanut butter spread on top along with sliced bananas, grated carrots, coconut, hemp seeds, animal shaped raw zucchini and carrots on a wooden board.

Sure you can just serve banana plain. But why not dress it up with a nutrition booster spread like peanut, nut, or seed butter, yogurt, or even ricotta?

For toddlers and kids, you can set up a toppings bar! Some suggestions include chopped fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, coconut, and granola. Simply lay them out and allow your child to add as much or as little as they wish.

Be sure to include a food that your child is learning to like. Engaging them in fun activities like this can encourage them to try foods they may not have otherwise.

While you may think adding vegetables to bananas is weird or off-putting, remember – this is a learned food habit/preferences.

If your child sees veggies incorporated into “unexpected” food combinations from early on, they will learn that it is “normal” to have let’s say carrots with peanut butter and banana. Just food for thought ;).

Your child may decide not to add any veggies, and that’s totally fine, too! Remember, pressuring doesn’t work!! Constant exposure and role modeling do!

Even just seeing or touching a food your child is learning to like counts as exposure. I encourage you to play the long game.

toddler pushing bowl away

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2. Banana Sushi

You can keep it super simple by adding just banana and rolling it into a log or go a step further and add sliced strawberries, chia seeds, finely ground nuts, shredded coconut, etc.

These roll ups makes for a great addition to school lunch boxes as well!

a toddler's lunch plate with peanut butter banana carrot roll ups, broccoli, veggie straws, and shredded zucchini.

3. Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

three variations of peanut butter sandwich stacked.

Invite fun and variety to the classic peanut butter sandwich by grilling and adding banana, cheese, and even carrots! This is such a great way to bring excitement and taste into the mix.

And yes, you can use almond butter or any nut or seed butter of choice, like sunflower seed butter.

A Master List of Sandwich Ideas for Toddlers

4. Banana French Toast

2 slices of French toast with banana, peaches, and syrup.

This banana French toast is such an EASY breakfast to whip up! Take any bread, soak in the banana egg mixture, and cook to golden brown perfection. Drizzle with maple syrup and it’s perfection!

5. Banana Cookies

a stack of four peanut butter banana cookies.

Did you know that you can make the most delicious cookies with just 3 ingredients?! Yup, it’s true!

If you’ve never baked with your child before, these 3 ingredient banana cookies will be a perfect one to start with.

Next, try these breakfast cookies!

Three stacked cookies.
4.77 from 89 votes

Healthy Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

These zucchini oatmeal cookies are so easy to make with wholesome, minimal ingredients and no added sugar!
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Baked cookie with a bite taken out of it.
4.99 from 84 votes

Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

Made without flour and sugar, these peanut butter chickpea cookies are so easy to make with just 5 ingredients.
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6. Banana Bread

a stack of three slices of banana date bread.

When you have overripe banana, you gotta make bread, right? These banana date bread and banana bread with self-rising flour are made with minimal ingredients and no added sugar. It’s perfect for babies 6 months and up.

Fun fact – So many families have used this recipe for their smash cakes by baking in a round pan and covering with yogurt.

You may be interested in: Healthy First Birthday Cake

Oh and this pumpkin banana bread or cranberry banana bread.

7. Banana Cake

You can absolutely make a perfectly moist, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth cake without refined sugars and a ton of butter.

And one of the key ingredients is, you guessed it, bananas! You’re going to love these moist and EASY cake recipes!

A close up shot of sliced cake.
5 from 19 votes

Healthy Banana Walnut Cake

Super moist and fluffy, this banana walnut cake is ridiculously easy to make! Enjoy it as an everyday breakfast or snack or for special occasions.
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A close up shot of sliced blueberry cake topped with cream cheese.
5 from 15 votes

Blueberry banana cake

Soft, fluffy and incredibly moist, this blueberry banana cake is simply the best. Loaded with fresh blueberries and banana flavor and topped with cream cheese frosting, it's the perfect treat for any occasion.
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A close up shot of sliced carrot cake.
5 from 9 votes

Eggless Carrot Walnut Cake

Perfectly moist and tender, this eggless carrot cake is packed with fresh carrots and walnuts that add nutrition as well as delightful texture.
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8. Banana Pancakes

banana pancakes on a blue plate with peanut butter, blueberries, and strawberries.

You actually can make an awesome baby-friendly banana pancakes with just bananas and eggs!

Simply mash 1 ripe banana and combine with 2 lightly beaten eggs. You need to be pretty careful when flipping as the pancakes are fragile.


Add oats (or flour of choice) for firmer pancakes, as well as ricotta or Greek yogurt, and hemp seeds for a boost of protein! You have to try these banana oat pancakes!

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9. Banana Chia Pudding

A close up shot of scooped banana chia pudding in a glass bowl.

4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time are all you need to make this banana chia pudding. Simply mash bananas, combine with milk of choice and chia seeds and refrigerate overnight!

It’s seriously the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack that’s packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats!

10. Muffins with Banana

pineapple muffins with banana for babies laid out on a blue plate.

Have a bunch of overripe bananas? Here are plenty of baby and toddler-friendly muffins that use banana as a natural sweetener.

Transfer leftovers into an airtight container and enjoy throughout the week or freeze! Here’s how to properly store and freeze muffins so they taste as good as the day you made them.

An overhead shot of muffin split in half.
5 from 6 votes

Banana Protein Muffins

Made with simple ingredients, these banana protein muffins are fluffy, moist, and rise beautifully! Plus, they are a delicious way to incorporate more protein into your daily routine.
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A close up shot sliced muffin on toddler's hand.
5 from 78 votes

Healthy Carrot Banana Muffins

These banana carrot muffins are perfectly moist, healthy, and flavorful! Made with all natural ingredients, they are a great breakfast that even your baby and toddler can enjoy!
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Spinach muffin with a bite taken out.
4.97 from 160 votes

Moist Spinach Muffins

These healthy spinach muffins with banana are fluffy and moist in texture and packed with nutrition. They are perfect for babies and kids.
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beetroot muffins on a wire rack with a spoonful of peanut butter, chickpeas in a bowl, and uncooked beetroot
4.95 from 113 votes

Healthy Beet Muffins for Babies

Made entirely with healthy ingredients, like beans, peanut butter, and no added sugar, these beet muffins can be enjoyed as breakfast, snack, or added to lunchboxes!
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A close-up of muffins on a wire rack
5 from 160 votes

Healthy Blueberry Muffins for Babies

These blueberry baby muffins are sweetened with fruits only and loaded with nutrition! They're soft and moist, making them perfect for babies
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A close up shot of sliced muffin stacked on top of another.
5 from 43 votes

Carrot Zucchini Muffins (with avocado)

Made with healthy fats, vegetables, and no added sugar, these carrot zucchini muffins they will keep you and your child happy and nourished. 
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Three muffins stacked on top of each other with the top one sliced in half.
4.98 from 42 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Muffins

These healthy pumpkin banana muffins are super moist and have the perfect balance of natural sweetness and warm fall flavors
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Two stacked muffins with top one halved.
5 from 31 votes

Eggless Banana Muffins

Light and fluffy, these moist eggless banana muffins are healthy and easy to make with basic ingredients. Only one bowl required!
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11. Oatmeal Balls

Made with just 5 simple ingredients, these no bake oatmeal balls take no time to make and are great for snacks or breakfast!

12. Banana Oatmeal Bars

An overhead shot of sliced banana oat bars with sliced banana.

Whether you’re planning ahead or need a quick on-the-go snack, breakfast, or even a dessert, these soft and chewy banana oatmeal bars have got you covered. I kid you not, these are always in our freezer for a quick breakfast.

13. Banana Mug Cake

Banana mug cake in a cup with sliced banana and peanut butter drizzle.

A hand of ingredients, microwave-safe mug, and 5 minutes are all you need to make this fluffy and moist banana mug cake that you can enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

14. Banana Brownies

A close up shot of a brownie with a bite taken and toddler holding it.

My kids LOVE these banana brownies and orange chocolate brownies even more than traditional brownies that are oftentimes loaded with sugar. And you’re going to love how easy it is to whip up with simple ingredients.

These freeze beautifully too!

15. Banana Milk

two milk filled glasses with a banana in the background.

This easy banana milk made with real ingredients, no dyes or artificial flavors, and has just the right amount of sweetness. With only four ingredients and a blender, you’re just minutes away from enjoying the maximum banana flavor.

16. Banana Milkshake

A close up shot of the chocolate banana milkshake in a glass jar.

Craving something creamier than milk or smoothies? Then you must try this banana milkshake made with frozen bananas. You will be surprised by how thick it gets even without ice cream!

17. Banana Popsicles

Banana popsicles two ways - strawberry yogurt and chocolate walnut.

Last but not least, we need a frozen treat! Simply place a banana on a stick, dip it in chocolate over yogurt, and freeze it to perfection!

It’s super fun to make with your child, and it’s the perfect dessert to share and to satisfy your sweet cravings.

About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made my 16 month old tortilla roll-ups for the first time using this recipe. In addition to the peanut butter and banana I included the shredded carrot. The carrot works SO well! I used soft tortilla made with both flour and corn. After slicing the roll-ups I had to cut the slices into quarters because my little one is still getting used to eating tortillas. The better he gets at eating them the more I will incorporate this simple and nutritious lunch option into the rotation! Will look to try lots of other variations too!

  2. What type (or even brand) of tortillas do you use? We typically just give my son flour tortillas when we have things like tacos for dinner, but I’d like to try something different when making a roll-up like this.

    1. Our grocery store makes tortilla in-house so we usually get those but any tortilla labeled “soft” will work. You can warm slightly in the microwave before rolling too!