Created in 1951 at the legendary Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans to honor Richard Foster, a friend of the restaurant and local businessman, this boozy, buttery concoction of caramelized bananas flambeed in rum sauce has since become a dining-out classic. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Bananas-Foster/">Bananas Foster</a>

Created in 1951 at the legendary Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans to honor Richard Foster, a friend of the restaurant and local businessman, this boozy, buttery concoction of caramelized bananas flambeed in rum sauce has since become a dining-out classic. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Bananas-Foster/”>Bananas Foster</a> (Maxime Iattoni/)

Bananas and pecans come together in an exceptionally moist quick-bread from food editor Ben Mim's mom—it's irresistible at any time of day. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Moms-Banana-Bread/">Mom's Banana Bread</a>

Bananas and pecans come together in an exceptionally moist quick-bread from food editor Ben Mim’s mom—it’s irresistible at any time of day. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Moms-Banana-Bread/”>Mom’s Banana Bread</a> (Todd Coleman/)

Sweet and spicy pancakey doughnuts made with bananas and cumin. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/mangalore-buns-banana-puri-recipe/">Indian Fried Banana Cakes (Mangalore Buns)</a>

Sweet and spicy pancakey doughnuts made with bananas and cumin. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/mangalore-buns-banana-puri-recipe/”>Indian Fried Banana Cakes (Mangalore Buns)</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Though this recipe takes some advanced planning (you need to allow around 2 weeks for the bananas to ferment), it's well worth the wait. The fermented, sweet tang of bananas blends with bitter chocolate for a tropical spin on the classic pudding. It's easier, too, as the pudding is set with gelatin rather than egg yolks, which also lets the banana flavor shine through. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/fermented-banana-chocolate-pudding-recipe">Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding</a>

Though this recipe takes some advanced planning (you need to allow around 2 weeks for the bananas to ferment), it’s well worth the wait. The fermented, sweet tang of bananas blends with bitter chocolate for a tropical spin on the classic pudding. It’s easier, too, as the pudding is set with gelatin rather than egg yolks, which also lets the banana flavor shine through. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/fermented-banana-chocolate-pudding-recipe”>Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Custard, vanilla wafers, and bananas are layered and topped with whipped cream in our version of the classic Southern dessert. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Southern-Banana-Pudding-Recipe/">Banana Pudding</a>

Custard, vanilla wafers, and bananas are layered and topped with whipped cream in our version of the classic Southern dessert. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Southern-Banana-Pudding-Recipe/”>Banana Pudding</a> (Todd Coleman/)

This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn't require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/easy-french-banana-cream-pie-recipe">Classic French Banana Cream Pie</a>

This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn’t require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/easy-french-banana-cream-pie-recipe”>Classic French Banana Cream Pie</a> (Wes Frazer/)

A thick yet fluffy pancake full of creamy bananas, smooth hints of pear, and crunchy pine nuts over a heap of cool crème fraîche. "This is good with any ripe banana," Mallmann says, so if you have extra-sweet varieties besides the ubiquitous Cavendish available, use them. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/banana-pear-pancake-recipe">Grilled Banana-Pear Pancake</a>

A thick yet fluffy pancake full of creamy bananas, smooth hints of pear, and crunchy pine nuts over a heap of cool crème fraîche. “This is good with any ripe banana,” Mallmann says, so if you have extra-sweet varieties besides the ubiquitous Cavendish available, use them. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/banana-pear-pancake-recipe”>Grilled Banana-Pear Pancake</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Hummingbird cake is a luscious, fruit-and-nut-studded layer cake served in Atlanta's Watershed restaurant. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/hummingbird-cake/">Hummingbird Cake</a>

Hummingbird cake is a luscious, fruit-and-nut-studded layer cake served in Atlanta’s Watershed restaurant. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/hummingbird-cake/”>Hummingbird Cake</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

This decadent take on an iconic dessert, from Mat & Naddie's Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, gilds the lily, pan-frying white chocolate-enriched bread pudding, and plating it with satiny caramel and sweet bananas. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/White-Chocolate-Bread-Pudding/">White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bananas and Rum Sauce</a>

This decadent take on an iconic dessert, from Mat & Naddie’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, gilds the lily, pan-frying white chocolate-enriched bread pudding, and plating it with satiny caramel and sweet bananas. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/White-Chocolate-Bread-Pudding/”>White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bananas and Rum Sauce</a> (Todd Coleman/)

Bananas are already a provocative fruit. Adding nutella on a warm crêpe just makes the romantic night even better. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/chocolate-hazelnut-and-banana-crepes-recipe/">Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes</a>

Bananas are already a provocative fruit. Adding nutella on a warm crêpe just makes the romantic night even better. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/chocolate-hazelnut-and-banana-crepes-recipe/”>Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

This sweet sandwich from Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, is pressed and griddled to melt the creamy banana, cheese, and quince filling and toast the bread. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Fromage-Blanc-Banana-Membrillo-Sandwich/">Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich</a>

This sweet sandwich from Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, is pressed and griddled to melt the creamy banana, cheese, and quince filling and toast the bread. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Fromage-Blanc-Banana-Membrillo-Sandwich/”>Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich</a> (Todd Coleman/)

Classic banana-nut muffins get a tangy boost from buttermilk and a hearty dose of oatmeal for a nutritionally-packed lunchbox (or breakfast) treat. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Oatmeal-Muffins/">Banana-Oatmeal Muffins</a>

Classic banana-nut muffins get a tangy boost from buttermilk and a hearty dose of oatmeal for a nutritionally-packed lunchbox (or breakfast) treat. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Oatmeal-Muffins/”>Banana-Oatmeal Muffins</a> (Maxime Iattoni/)

A fruity frozen daiquiri becomes dessert-like with the addition of heavy cream. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Beach-Towel-Cocktail/">Beach Towel</a>

A fruity frozen daiquiri becomes dessert-like with the addition of heavy cream. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Beach-Towel-Cocktail/”>Beach Towel</a> (Michael Kraus/)

This rich version of bread pudding is a great way to use up overripe bananas or soon-to-go-stale bread. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Dark-Rum-Bread-Pudding-Recipe/">Banana and Dark Rum Bread Pudding</a>

This rich version of bread pudding is a great way to use up overripe bananas or soon-to-go-stale bread. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Dark-Rum-Bread-Pudding-Recipe/”>Banana and Dark Rum Bread Pudding</a> (Helen Rosner/)

Whole wheat pastry flour makes for a smooth, fluffy pancake. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Whole-Grain-Chocolate-Banana-Pancakes/">Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes</a>

Whole wheat pastry flour makes for a smooth, fluffy pancake. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Whole-Grain-Chocolate-Banana-Pancakes/”>Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes</a> (Maxime Iattoni/)

At the Indian table, a variety of yogurt-based raitas mollify the tongue-searing effect of chiles. This version, made fruity and sweet with the addition of coconut and banana, is adapted from <em>Foods of the World: The Cooking of India (Time Life, 1969)</em>. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/kela-ka-raita-yogurt-with-banana-and-grated-coconut/">Kela ka Raita (Yogurt with Banana and Grated Coconut)</a>

At the Indian table, a variety of yogurt-based raitas mollify the tongue-searing effect of chiles. This version, made fruity and sweet with the addition of coconut and banana, is adapted from <em>Foods of the World: The Cooking of India (Time Life, 1969)</em>. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/kela-ka-raita-yogurt-with-banana-and-grated-coconut/”>Kela ka Raita (Yogurt with Banana and Grated Coconut)</a> (Ingalls Photography/)

Bananas and grapes are sweetened with jaggery—lump cane sugar—and seasoned with black pepper and sulphurous volcanic black salt in this spiced fruit chutney from the north of India. The Gupta family, Marwari Hindus from Mathura who are strict vegetarians, like to make it to go alongside dal, semolina breads, and vegetable masalas. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/sonth-marwari-masala-spiced-fruit-chutney">Sonth (Marwari Masala-Spiced Fruit Chutney)</a>

Bananas and grapes are sweetened with jaggery—lump cane sugar—and seasoned with black pepper and sulphurous volcanic black salt in this spiced fruit chutney from the north of India. The Gupta family, Marwari Hindus from Mathura who are strict vegetarians, like to make it to go alongside dal, semolina breads, and vegetable masalas. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/sonth-marwari-masala-spiced-fruit-chutney”>Sonth (Marwari Masala-Spiced Fruit Chutney)</a> (Ariana Lindquist/)

The addition of buttermilk in this ultra-retro dessert keeps it from being too cloying and renders cookie salad totally appropriate for the adult palate. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/buttermilk-cookie-salad/">Buttermilk Cookie Salad</a>

The addition of buttermilk in this ultra-retro dessert keeps it from being too cloying and renders cookie salad totally appropriate for the adult palate. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/buttermilk-cookie-salad/”>Buttermilk Cookie Salad</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Coconut cream, sticky rice, and bananas are tucked inside banana leaves and steamed together for a pudding-like dessert. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Coconut-Packets/">Banana-Coconut Packets</a>

Coconut cream, sticky rice, and bananas are tucked inside banana leaves and steamed together for a pudding-like dessert. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Coconut-Packets/”>Banana-Coconut Packets</a> (Todd Coleman/)

Try using tart, apple-like Manzano bananas for this delicious take on the classic French dessert, which is traditionally made with apples. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Tarte-Tatin/">Banana Tarte Tatin</a>

Try using tart, apple-like Manzano bananas for this delicious take on the classic French dessert, which is traditionally made with apples. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banana-Tarte-Tatin/”>Banana Tarte Tatin</a> (Todd Coleman/)

This sophisticated cocktail is made with Giffard Crème de Banane du Brezil, a banana liqueur made from macerated bananas, it combines two types of rum and a homemade banana syrup to make a deeply flavored drink that's not too sweet. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/banana-rum-cocktail/">No Bananas Today</a>

This sophisticated cocktail is made with Giffard Crème de Banane du Brezil, a banana liqueur made from macerated bananas, it combines two types of rum and a homemade banana syrup to make a deeply flavored drink that’s not too sweet. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/banana-rum-cocktail/”>No Bananas Today</a> (Thomas Schauer >> studio for photography LLC/)

An irresistible British dessert, banoffee pie has its share of fanatics on this side of the pond, too. Banana slices, sticky toffee, and whipped cream are arranged in layers over a cookie-like crust, resulting in a dense, cool treat. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banoffee-Pie-Classic/">Banoffee Pie</a>

An irresistible British dessert, banoffee pie has its share of fanatics on this side of the pond, too. Banana slices, sticky toffee, and whipped cream are arranged in layers over a cookie-like crust, resulting in a dense, cool treat. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Banoffee-Pie-Classic/”>Banoffee Pie</a> (Maxime Iattoni/)

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