What To Serve With Banana Bread? 20 BEST Side Dishes

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Banana bread has always held a special place in my heart as a comforting, sweet treat that instantly brings warmth and happiness. To make this beloved classic even more delightful, I've experimented with a variety of side dishes that pair perfectly with its moist, flavorful goodness.

I'm thrilled to share with you my top 20 favorite sides, ranging from creamy spreads to fruit compotes and indulgent toppings.

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The best side dishes to serve with banana bread are fondue, chocolate pudding, rice pudding, apple crisp, candied pecans, strawberry cobbler, chocolate ice cream, vanilla yogurt,  peanut butter, cream base souffle, banana cream custard, dark chocolate sauce, orange jam, fruit salad, vanilla custard, tempura, and cold coffee. 

Let's explore these delectable accompaniments that will transform every slice into a true culinary delight.

Banana Bread Sides

1. Banana Cream Custard

Banana cream custard

Nothing like too many bananas, especially when you love the fruit. So, pair this creamy banana custard with banana bread to make a mouthwatering dessert.

The pudding melts in your mouth, giving you a taste of heaven with every bite. For best results, serve the custard cold with warm and freshly-baked bread.

2. Fondue


Chocolate fondue works as an excellent topping for your banana bread. You can make it within a few minutes, cool it down, and then use it as a topping with the bread. Alternatively, just place the fondue alongside the bread slices and let your guests dip the latter in the chocolate sauce.

You can make the fondue less sweet by using dark chocolate.

3. Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding

If you are a chocolate lover, you may like this ingredient in every form. Chocolate pudding is an easy recipe with a smooth consistency and rich flavor.

The pudding is usually made from cream, egg yolks, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and water to give you a sweet dessert. You can serve it with banana bread and impress your guests.

4. Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

If you aren't a chocolate fan, make rice pudding instead. It is a wholesome dish made from rice and offers a similar consistency with a heartwarming taste.

We have shared an amazing recipe, so try and share feedback.

5. Shrewball Whisky Ice Cream

Skrewball whiskey ice cream

Do you want to impress your guests with a unique ice cream flavor with banana bread? This ice cream flavor is quite indulging and is prepared using peanut butter, vanilla, milk, heavy cream, Skrewball whiskey and chocolate syrup.

When the ice cream is ready, serve a scoop or two with warm banana bread and enjoy.

6. Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato soup

The combination of savory and sweet is always incredible. Use the tagged recipe to make a consistent and delicious sweet potato soup and serve it with banana bread. Make sure the soup is creamy and light, as mentioned in the recipe.

Make the soup slightly chili with red pepper flakes.

7. Apple Crisp

Apple crisp

Banana bread tastes great with apple crisps made in your Instant pot. These crisps are sweet, crunchy, and perfect for snack time. You can make a big batch and then keep them safe in an airtight container to use the next day.

8. Air Fryer Strawberries


Have you ever tried making air fryer strawberries at home? We have the perfect recipe to try these amazing strawberries and enjoy with your banana bread. With some butter or oil, you can enhance the flavor of the original strawberries and make them more tempting.

9.  Candied Pecans

We love experimenting with our banana bread and think that you should too. Candied pecans are made of brown sugar and cinnamon. nutmeg, ginger, and some other interesting ingredients to give you a flavorful taste.

Top your banana bread with these crunchy, sweet pecans, and enjoy your tea time.

10. Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry cobbler

Serve your banana bread with a strawberry cobbler. A strawberry cobbler is a perfect dessert for anyone who loves a fruity bowl of goodness. The crumbly topping works like magic and adds a perfect texture to your dessert.

Enjoy it cold and grab all the praise.

11. Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

Scoop some homemade chocolate ice cream and enjoy it with your banana bread. Surprisingly, the procedure to make the best ice cream is as easy as a pie.

Use the tagged recipe to make this amazing ice cream with just a few ingredients.  It is truly a summer treat, so don't miss out.

12. Vanilla Yogurt

Vanilla Yogurt

There is nothing as light and appetizing as vanilla yogurt. If you want to enjoy your banana bread at breakfast, we recommend serving it with homemade, sweet, and soothing vanilla yogurt.

The recipe uses a satisfying vanilla flavor to convince you to stop buying ready-made yogurt.

13. Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter

We love the combination of homemade peanut butter with banana bread. Spread the butter on a warm slice of bread and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ensure that your butter stays fresh for long; store it in an airtight jar.

14. Cream Base Souffle

Cream Base Souffle

This recipe is unique and something that you may haven't tried before. Cream base souffle can get ready within 50 minutes and uses four simple steps to give you a mouthwatering dish.

Follow the given recipe and serve it alongside your banana bread.

15.  Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

Like fondue, this homemade chocolate sauce can be a perfect partner to your banana bread. It isn't as thick as fondue but tastes divine and can be bottled up to last a long period.

This sauce is incredibly sweet and tasty and can be enjoyed with recipes such as cinnamon rolls and zucchini carrot bread.

16. Orange Jam

Orange jam in a small jar alongside fresh orange slices

This tangy and sweet jam can be your breakfast special, especially with banana bread.  Although you can easily get store-bought orange jam, this recipe is matchless and can elevate the flavor of your meal manifolds.

Follow the recipe and use only three ingredients, including pectin, to make a perfect jam. Store it properly in an airtight jar and use it for breakfast daily.

17. Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

A perfect summer salad with your banana bread is a treat. The combination is classic, fresh, appetizing and healthy. In addition, you don't have to put any extra effort into making this duo.

For the summer salad, combine all your favorite seasonal fruits and enjoy. If you haven't made a fruit salad before, we have shared an easy recipe to try.

18. Vanilla Custard

Vanilla Custard

Just like vanilla yogurt, the vanilla custard is sweet, light and tempting. The texture of this custard is pretty silky, velvety and rich. Add your favorite berries before serving the custard with your banana bread.

19. Tempura


Tempura is an excellent Chinese dish often served with a sauce. But, instead of serving it with its usual side options, enjoy it with a slice of banana bread. The crispy exterior of tempuras tastes divine with soft banana bread, giving you a heavenly food combination to experience.

To make delicious tempuras and ace their batter, follow the tagged recipe.

20. Cold Coffee

Cold Coffee

Our final recommendation is cold coffee. Banana bread and coffee have an old and strong relationship, and it gets even better when the coffee is cold and delicious.

To make the best cold coffee, you require coffee, sugar, and milk. You can also add vanilla ice cream to make the drink creamy and smooth.

Your homemade banana bread deserves a delicious partner. It may taste too dry and boring alone, so ensure that you serve it with something special.

In this article, we have shared 20 side options for you, so you can pick one and enjoy it with your bread. If you like to pair something chocolat-y with the bread, enjoy it with dark chocolate sauce, fondue or chocolate pudding. Similarly, pair it with vanilla yogurt or custard for a light taste.

Do you fancy more recipes? Keep visiting our website and find some incredible dishes to try.

20 Banana Bread Side Dishes

  1. Banana cream custard
  2. Fondue
  3. Chocolate pudding
  4. Rice pudding
  5. Skrewball whisky ice cream
  6. Sweet potato soup
  7. Apple Crisp
  8. Air Fryer Strawberries
  9. Candied pecans
  10. Strawberry cobbler
  11. Chocolate ice cream
  12. Vanilla yogurt
  13. Homemade peanut butter
  14. Cream base souffle
  15. Dark chocolate sauce
  16. Orange jam
  17. Fruit salad
  18. Vanilla custard
  19. Tempura
  20. Cold coffee
banana bread sides

What to Serve With Banana Bread

Looking for the best sides to eat with your homemade banana bread? We have 20 delicious ideas for the perfect meal.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Author: Corrie


  • 1 banana bread


  • Make the best banana bread using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat banana bread with candied pecans, apple crisp, tempura, fondue, cold coffee, orange jam, chocolate pudding, dark chocolate sauce, rice pudding, peanut butter, chocolate ice cream, base cream souffle, vanilla yogurt. vanilla custard and sweet potato soup.
  • Serve and enjoy a delicious meal 🙂
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