Easy Banana Dessert Ideas For Your Next Dinner Party

banana dessert ideas

Bananas are just an amazing dessert ingredient. Aside from being quite cheap and available year-round, they’re also very easy and delicious to make. They’re also surprisingly nutritious due to their high sugar and high fiber content. For some time now, the Western world has been eating bananas as a breakfast or late afternoon snack or as a late-afternoon dessert. That is probably because bananas are one of the most popular and easiest to store (and eat) fruit.

An Overview

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These days, however, there are lots of banana dessert ideas that have emerged from the Asian food scene that use non-fuss ingredients like yogurt, sugar-free or reduced-sugar toppings, unsweetened or low-fat creams, fruit sauces or whipped toppings and other ingredients that taste great yet aren’t as fattening as frosting. These recipes usually call for yogurt or other non-fat yogurt and low-fat or non-caloric sugar alternatives, and sometimes whole-wheat or corn flour (but not instant oatmeal) as the main ingredients. The result is tastier, healthier and usually more economical than fattening dessert recipes.

One of the most popular banana dessert ideas is called Indian banana or south Indian pudding. This pudding is made with ripe bananas, yogurt and mayonnaise, then mixed with cream cheese and pitted with sugar or spices. As the bananas soften, the mixture thickens. It’s usually topped with whipped cream, chopped nuts and a small amount of sugar. There are many variations on this theme, but most use yogurt and milk as the main ingredients, and include either cream cheese or condensed milk as a topping.

Best Banana Dessert 

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Another fun banana dessert ideas is banana chocolate chip muffins. This banana dessert uses a combination of yogurt, eggs and butter in place of butter. All you have to do is mix yogurt and then mix in the dry ingredients. It can be trimmed with a knife and used just like conventional muffins. Use low or no calorie chocolate chips, and serve it hot if you’re serving it at a children’s birthday party.

If you’re looking for dessert ideas for a sweet tooth, nothing beats a good cup of fresh pineapple juice and cream. To make ready-made smoothies, add ripe bananas and a little lemon juice, blend well, slice into rounds and store in a sealed container. You can use bananas that have been canned in their own syrup to make sure they’re still fresh when served. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Idea of Traditional Dish 

Another great banana dessert idea is the traditional Italian prata, which is spiced, layered with melted chocolate, nuts and prata bread. It’s typically made with cut pieces of bananas and nuts and can be decorated with chocolate or vanilla pudding to make it more fun and exciting. To make prata, simply mix together a whisk, some sugar, cinnamon and butter or margarine. Next, beat the mixture until it becomes a smooth consistency.

Finally, the final banana dessert idea is to top your prata with some custard or whipped cream. To make ready-made custard, simply combine all ingredients needed for the recipe (white sugar, milk, banana, vanilla, and salt) in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat, and continue to mix until completely blended.


Using bananas as main ingredients in recipes helps make sure that you don’t rely on the traditional food sources we are so used to. They offer a wide range of health benefits, too. If you’re looking for a healthy dessert, you can’t go wrong with any of the above-mentioned recipes. However, there are many other healthy dessert ideas you can try, whether you’re after cupcakes cookies, muffins, pies, or banana splits – you can’t go wrong!

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