Slideshow: Share Your Sweets: Bananas

Lori's Tropical Mango Banana Bourbon Bread
Lori's Tropical Mango Banana Bourbon Bread
"Tropical Mango Banana Bourbon Bread - a taste of Hawaii in a slice of bread!"—Lori Y.
Wendy's Banana Chip Butterscotch Pudding Cookies
Wendy's Banana Chip Butterscotch Pudding Cookies
"The secret ingredient in these chewy cookies is freeze dried banana slices. Chopped freeze dried banana is folded through cookie dough flavored with banana cream instant pudding. The bigger banana chunks give a slight crunch. The little pieces sort of melt into the cookie. Butterscotch chips compliment the banana. The butterscotch isn’t a strong separate flavor but somehow gives the cookies a baked sugar banana bread flavor. It’s hard to describe. You will just have to try them. Banana spoils easily in care package treats. Using freeze dried banana makes Banana Chip Butterscotch Pudding Cookies care package perfect!"—Wendy
Laura's Banana Cream Pie
Laura's Banana Cream Pie
"I'm admittedly obsessed with bananas, but my all-time favorite banana dessert, and one of my favorite desserts period, is Banana Cream Pie. This version has a thick graham cracker crust, silky smooth vanilla custard, tons of bananas, and Italian meringue. Pure banana bliss!"—Laura D.
Kavita's Gooey Banana Cake
Kavita's Gooey Banana Cake
"Bananas are one of my favourite fruits and they're perfect in all kinds of sweet treats. I have made many different banana cake recipes with all kinds of additional flavours and ingredients but this very simple recipe is the one I'm most commonly asked to make again for friends. I particularly love the deliberate gooeyness, making it like a banana version of a chocolate brownie. My friend Matt, who took this photo, agrees that it's straighforward for novice bakers and very delicious."—Kavita F.
Robyn's Mini Banana Cupcakes
Robyn's Mini Banana Cupcakes
"These mini banana cupcakes were inspired by all the smoothies I've been drinking lately! Kale is king but these little treats are just what you need after a day of eating healthy. The recipe starts out in the blender like a smoothie with banana, milk and lemon juice then takes a right turn into dessertville with the addition of flour and sugar. The rich maple frosting drives it home!"—Robyn F.
Rebecca's Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Rebecca's Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
"I like the use of buttermilk in this recipe with the moistness and texture it brings. Chocolate chips, of course, are always welcome!"—Rebecca E.
Steph's Banana Chocolate Bread
Steph's Banana Chocolate Bread
"In this never ending Ohio winter the smell of banana bread baking in the house warmed me right up. Though I let the bananas get very ripe, I like to roast them to bring out more of their natural sweetness, this means I can use less sugar in the batter. The softened bananas, along with tangy yogurt, keep the bread very moist. Chocolate brings some decadence and toasted walnuts add great texture."—Steph P.
Emily's Banana Blondies
Emily's Banana Blondies
"Confession: I am a banana hoarder. I buy bananas at the grocery store but frequently forget to eat them before they start to brown. I hate throwing away perfectly good food, so I keep bananas around long past their prime. Usually I default to Banana Bread, but, last summer, I decided to try something different: Banana Blondies! These Banana Blondies are loaded with white chocolate chocolate chips and toasted macadamia nuts. They are absolutely amazing and perfect for invoking the feel of summer during this dreary winter."—Emily D.
Neepa's Banana Bread with Nutty Streusel
Neepa's Banana Bread with Nutty Streusel
"A lovely combination of banana and streusel that results in an addictive and comforting banana bread that's reminiscent of coffee cake."—Neepa P.
Heather's Banana Boat Tarts
Heather's Banana Boat Tarts
"I used to be a Girl Scout, and banana boats were my favorite dessert (well, besides Girl Scout cookies!). I decided to make them a little more finger friendly. A light, flaky pastry dough filled with all the goodness of a banana boat (bananas, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme). Delicious!"—Heather H.