Photograph of bananas

Available across the United States all year long, bananas make a great snack or addition to any meal. Though they come in several varieties, the most common type of banana found in grocery stores is the Cavendish. Bananas are also available dried and frozen.

Banana Recipes


Quantity recipes containing bananas from the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Cooking Connection: Banana Pops

Institute of Child Nutrition.

Children will listen to a story about fresh fruits and then prepare banana pops, a snack they can eat fresh or as a frozen pop later. Part of the CARE Connection curriculum for CACFP.

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Bananas

Fruits & Veggies-More Matters™.

Discover new ways to enjoy bananas! This resource provides tip, ideas, and recipes for using this versatile fruit.

South Florida Tropicals: Banana (November 2013) (PDF | 48 KB)

University of Florida Extension.

Fact sheet gives information about the background, availability, selection and ripening, storage, uses, and nutritive value of bananas. It also includes information about cooking bananas, including yield, recipes, and food safety information.