7 Brilliant Banana-Flavored Desserts That Will Satisfy All Your Cravings

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired August 27, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

Happy Banana Lovers Day! What’s not to love about this super fruit? It’s deliciously sweet, but also delivers important nutrients like potassium, fiber and vitamins B6 and C. Read on for 7 yummy desserts you can make with this wholesome delight!

No. 1: Yigit Pura’s Banana Chocolate Mud Pie

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This pie is a little complicated but totally worth it, we promise! With a rich dark chocolate mousse spooned over flambéed caramelized bananas, you will want to eat this pie to infinity. (Sorry -- we couldn't resist a pi pun).

No. 2: Melissa d'Arabian’s Banana Mango Smoothie

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Melissa D’Arabian’s banana mango smoothie has two hidden ingredients – white beans and walnuts! The beans and walnuts will add protein and fiber to an already nutritious treat.

No. 3: Grant's Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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This recipe combines two classic desserts -- store-bought ice cream sandwiches and banana splits -- into one jaw-droppingly-good cake that be made for birthdays, special occasions or even just a nice weekend treat. Top it all with peanuts and what you'll get is pure happiness.

No. 4: Grant's Ban-offee Parfait

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This stupendously delish dessert can be made in 30 seconds or less! Grant slices a banana, mixes with a little sweetened condensed milk and chopped toffee bits, and tops with an espresso-flavored whipped cream. Yum!

No. 5: Kelsey Nixon’s Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

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This delish and nutrish recipe starts with protein-rich quinoa, adding in heart-healthy oats, potassium-rich bananas and good fat-laden coconut and pecans, to result in a treat that packs a healthy punch! Keep a bag of these in the car, and you might not even need to stop for lunch!

No. 6: Ryan Scott's Apple and Banana Fruit Salad Topped with Pineapple Cottage Cheese

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For a healthy dessert option, try this simple fruit salad. You just slice apples and bananas, and then top with pineapple cottage cheese!

No. 7: Bananas and Cookie Spread Ice Cream

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This fake-out banana recipe features bananas and Speculoos “cookie butter” spread for a cool, creamy, but still somewhat healthy treat!

Do you have a favorite banana dessert? Share below!

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