• 140 grams (5 ounces) milk chocolate
  • 30 grams (1 ounce or 2 tablespoons) cream (33% fat)
  • 16 grams (0.56 ounces or 1 tablespoon) butter
  • 60 grams (2.1 ounces or 1 small banana) banana


  • Mixer

    A stand mixer or a hand mixer will make blending the ganache smooth and effortless.

  • Double Boiler

    A double boiler helps in gently melting the chocolate without burning it, preserving the rich flavor.

  • Food Blender

    A blender will be needed to combine all the ingredients into a silky ganache.

  • Plastic Wrap

    Cover the ganache with plastic wrap to keep it from crusting as it stabilizes in the fridge.


Step 1

Step 1: Combine the milk chocolate with the cream in a heatproof bowl, and gently heat until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Stir occasionally to prevent it from burning. Tip: You can use a microwave in short bursts or a double boiler for gentle, even heating.

Step 2

Step 2: Add the butter to the chocolate mixture, and stir until it is fully melted and incorporated.

Step 3

Step 3: Add the banana to the mixture and blend until smooth using an immersion blender or stand blender.

Step 4

Step 4: Cover the ganache with plastic wrap, ensuring that the wrap is in contact with the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for 6-8 hours to allow it to stabilize. Tip: Allowing the ganache to stabilize overnight can improve its texture and flavor.

Step 5

Step 5: Once the ganache has set, use it to fill macaron shells, then refrigerate the assembled macarons to allow the flavors to meld. Tip: Macarons usually taste better after a day or two in the fridge, as this allows the flavors to develop fully.


These Banana Chocolate Ganache Macarons are not just any pastries—they're bite-sized pieces of heaven. To make them shine, serve them on a beautiful platter lined with parchment paper. For an added touch, dust lightly with cocoa powder or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Pair them with freshly brewed espresso for a luxurious afternoon treat, or alongside a glass of champagne for a sparkling celebration. Hosting a dessert buffet? Arrange macarons in tiers, making them the centerpiece, and watch them disappear in minutes!

If you're thinking of gifting, nestle these macarons in a charming box with decorative tissue paper. They make for thoughtful, irresistible, DIY gifts. Alternatively, you can create mini macaron towers using toothpicks and a styrofoam cone for an eye-catching dessert table piece. Now that's how you make a statement with your sweets!


If you're catering to a gluten-free crowd, worry not! You can use gluten-free ingredients for the shells which are normally made from almond flour, and the ganache itself is naturally gluten-free. Vegan friends on your invite list? The ganache can be made using dark chocolate, coconut cream instead of dairy cream, and plant-based butter. Bananas remain a perfect ingredient, offering that creamy texture without any animal products. A quick blitz in the blender and you're set with vegan-friendly bites that nobody can resist!


  • How do I prevent the macarons from cracking?

    Ensure your meringue is perfectly whipped and allow the macaron shells to rest and form a skin before baking.

  • Can I use any type of chocolate for the ganache?

    For best results, use good quality milk chocolate. However, you can experiment with dark or white chocolate based on your preference.

  • What should I do if my ganache splits?

    Add a splash of warm cream and whisk vigorously to bring it back together.

  • Can I flavor the macaron shells?

    Yes, but be cautious with liquid flavorings. Use dry flavorings like cocoa powder, or zest for best results.

  • How can I achieve consistent macaron sizes?

    Use a macaron template under your parchment paper or silicone baking mat for uniformity.

  • Can I freeze macarons?

    Yes, you can freeze filled macarons. Keep them in an airtight container and defrost in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition facts

Banana & Chocolate ganache
Recipe Yield:Fills about 24 macarons
Calories:Per macaron
Calories (Min - Max):80 - 100
Total Fat:5g
Saturated Fat:3g
Total Carbohydrate:10g
Total Sugars:9g