This is a list of banana dishes and foods in which banana or plantain is used as a primary ingredient. Foods prepared with banana or plantain as a primary ingredient are also included in this list. A banana is an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.[1] (In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains.) The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant.

Banana dishes

A loaf of banana bread
Banana cue is usually served on bamboo skewers
Maruya is a type of fritter from the Philippines usually made from bananas.

See also


  1. ^ "Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  2. ^ Barrowman, John. "Food Recipes-Banana Bread". BBC. Retrieved 14 May 2012.