8 Spices that Go with Banana

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If you’re looking for a fruit that just about anyone will like, you really can’t go wrong with banana. It has a sweet, creamy taste that’s almost like a dessert by itself.

However, you can up the ante with your banana by incorporating some spices. To help you figure out how to reinvent the flavor of your banana, here is our list of spices that go with banana…

1. Allspice

Allspice’s flavor could be best described as decadent. With a flavor that hints at nutmeg and clove, it’s a great addition to vegan pies. Why not give it a try in this vegan banana cream pie recipe?

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2. Cardamom

Cardamom is a popular spice around the holidays. That’s because it’s a common ingredient in desserts and pastries.

Its spiciness and citrusy notes will go well with banana’s mellow sweetness, giving it some body. To see what we mean, you can read more about cardamom in our guide to what cardamom tastes like.

3. Cinnamon

If you hate when desserts are limited to flat, one-dimensional flavors that taste only sweet, cinnamon is a great spice for you. Even though it smells sweet, it has a complex warmth with notes of citrus and clove in it.

Like cardamom, it will take the sweetness of your banana and make it more complex.

4. Clove

Given that cinnamon, with its clove-like flavor, goes well with bananas, it shouldn’t be surprising that clove itself also does. It has a pungent and spicy taste that will balance the creaminess of the banana.

Read Also: What Do Cloves Taste Like?

5. Ginger

You need only look at some of our other spice pairing guides linked at the bottom of this list to see that we love a sweet and spicy combo. That’s why we’re suggesting ginger – it has a bit of heat and citrusy notes that will round out the decadent sweetness of banana beautifully.

6. Lemon Zest

Many fruits, including banana, pair well with citrus. The acidity cuts through sweetness to give a little brightness to banana, which is why we’re recommending lemon zest.

7. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is another one of those spices that will make you think of indulgent desserts. Its rich and piney taste comes with a dreamy sweet aroma that will enhance your banana’s own aroma.

If you’d like to test it, we recommend baking this vegan banana bread.

8. Vanilla

Nothing beats vanilla when it comes to making something sweet. Its slightly floral flavor deepens the sweetness in just about anything you add it to, including banana.

Spices that Go with Bananas