Don’t throw away those overripe bananas! You can save them and use them for so many recipes. We’ve rounded up some really yummy recipes for overripe bananas.
Consider the shelf life when buying bananas. If you want to eat them over the course of the week, choose ones that have green tinges on the ends as they can be ripened at home. To eat straight away, choose bananas with small patches of black on the skin, which is a sign of ripeness.
Store in a fruit bowl rather than the fridge, as the cold temperature will make the skins go black. But of course, if you’re like us and you end up overestimating how many bananas your kids will go through in a week, just save the overripe ones for these recipes.
Yummy Recipes for Overripe Bananas
PRO TIP: Toss the whole peeled or unpeeled bananas into a container or bag and put them in the freezer until you’re ready to use them. No time for baking? Frozen bananas are a great addition to smoothies.
Of course, this is the classic. Make some delicious banana bread with this best-ever banana bread recipe. Your family will thank you!
Peanut butter and bananas go together like cheese and crackers. Throw in some chocolate and you’ve got baking perfection!
Take your standard oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and add in some banana for a fresh, new taste!
We love making monkey bread! It’s such a quick and easy dessert idea. The addition of bananas will take this recipe over the top!
This British-style banana pudding is so easy to make and oh so good! Slice up a piece for brunch or teatime.
A scrumptious cake for any occasion!
Or if you just want one serving of cake, try this super simple mug cake!
Not only are these banana muffins packed with flavor but they’re vegan too!
These frozen treats are a delightful snack for kids and adults alike.
Turn those overripe bananas into ice cream. YUM!
Ooey, gooey, and delicious!
A delicious old-fashioned banana pudding that you can easily make in your microwave!
Now, this is worth waking up for! Try this banana bread breakfast casserole for your next brunch and watch the smiles on everyone’s faces!
We love pound cakes! They’re easy to make even for beginning bakers.