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66 recipes using overripe bananas.

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Chances are you have overripe bananas on your counter. Look no further: here are 66 recipes for how to use them!

Over 66 ways to use overripe bananas. Cookies, bread, cakes, and so many more banana recipes!

Do you often find yourself with overripe bananas? I do, all the time. We eat so many bananas that I tend to buy huge amounts. And because you can’t buy perfect bananas (they’re usually too green), I have to let them sit and ripen. And then they’re all ripe at the same time and I need to eat 12 bananas or they go bad.

It’s a popular problem, I think.

I love putting bananas in baked goods. One, they’re great for breakfast. Two, they’re a great way to get rid of some of the fat. And three? They taste good! If you have some bananas on your counter that are just waiting to be used, check this list. I have over 66 recipes using overripe bananas…find something you love.

Banana Breakfast Bars

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Banana Pound Cake

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

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Banana Blueberry Baked Pancake

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Healthier Banana Bread

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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Mom’s Banana Bread

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Banana Coffee Cake

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Banana Cake with Caramel Ganache

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Banana Golden Oreo Cupcakes

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Avocado Banana Bread

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Baked Banana French Toast

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Banana Split Cupcakes

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Biscoff Banana Bread

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Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies by www.crazyforcrust.com #breakfast #cookie @crazyforcrust

Flufffernutter Nutella Banana Bread

Fluffernutter Banana Bread with Nutella Swirl

Banana Nut Chip Ice Cream

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Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Banana Recipes 1

Sweet Potato Banana Muffins by Beyond Frosting / Banana Caramel Cream Dessert by Glorious Treats / Banana Monkey Bread with Nutella Ganache by Wine & Glue

Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes by Amy’s Healthy Baking / Banana Pudding Cheesecake by Life, Love, and Sugar / Low Sugar Banana Scones by The Gunny Sack

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Whole Grain Banana Waffles by The Lemon Bowl / Banana Split Poke Cake by The Domestic Rebel / Funfetti Banana Bread by Something Swanky

Banana Crumb Snack Cake by Julie’s Eats and Treats / Peanut Butter Banana Cookies by Gimme Some Oven / Cinnamon Sugar Banana Lumpia by Damn Delicious

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Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread by Lemons for Lulu / Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal by Barefeet in the Kitchen / Peanut Butter Banana White Chocolate Chip Muffins by Love from the Oven

Raspberry Banana Ice Cream by Grandbaby Cakes / Strawberry Banana Cake at Lil’Luna / Strawberry Banana Popsicles by The Slow Roasted Italian

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Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake by Mom on Timeout  / Chocolate Chip Banana Bourbon Blondies by The Messy Baker Blog / Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake by Picky Palate

Coconut Banana Scones by Roxana’s Home Baking / Baked Peanut Butter Banana Bread Donuts by Just About Baked / Chocolate Banana Smoothie by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More

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Banana Rolo Ravioli by Kitchen Meets Girl / Banana and Toasted Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies by RecipeGirl / Zucchini Banana Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting by I am baker

 Banana Bread Bars with vanilla bean brown butter glaze by Averie Cooks / Banana Bread Crumb Cake by Cookies and Cups / Caramelized Banana Pound Cake by Buns in My Oven

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Banana Brownies by Back for Seconds / Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Banana Frosting by Taste and Tell / Banana Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting by Shugary Sweets

Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins by Center Cut Cook / Banana and Nutella Oatmeal Cookies by Heather’s French Press / Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream by Two Peas and Their Pod

Banana Recipes 5

Banana Split Lush by Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen / Grilled S’mores Banana Boats by Very Culinary / Snickerdoodle Banana Bread by Sweet Basil

Banana Cookies by Chef in Training / Butterscotch Pudding with Roasted Banana Whipped Cream by The Food Charlatan / Maple Sugar Banana Rolls by Bakeaholic Mama

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 Banana Toffee Scones by Inside BruCrew Life / No Bake Oreo Banana Cream Pie by I Wash You Dry / Banana Split Bites by Baked by an Introvert

Marbled Chocolate Banana Muffins by Bake. Eat. Repeat. / Toasted Coconut Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches by Life Made Sweeter / Humingbird Cake by Baking the Day

 What’s your favorite way to use overripe banana???

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31 comments

  1. Yes indeed, over ripe bananas are a popular “problem”. In fact let me check……
                                 ……yup. I currently have a bunch of over ripe bananas on my hands as well. Now I just have to narrow down a recipe…

  2. So many fabulous ideas! The banana cake looks incredible 🙂

  3. Thank you very much for featuring me on your post, I means a lot! That is a lot of ways to use up those tired bananas, I better get cracking! x 

  4. I seriously always have ripe bananas so I need this roundup badly!!

  5. Wow! There are SO many amazing recipes I really want to try now! 😀 Very delicious recipe roundup, Dorothy!

  6. Hallelujah!  This is fantastic! 😉 

  7. Holy bananas!! You love baking and cooking with them as much as I do! I seriously think I have like 66 of my own 🙂 I love this roundup because you can never have too many ideas of what to make with them!

  8. Thanks for featuring my donuts, Dorothy! Fantastic roundup. And I made the avocado bread last week. It was perfect!

  9. This is wonderful! I always default to banana bread, rarely even straying from our 1 favorite banana bread recipe. I am definitely boring in the over ripe banana department. Time to branch out and this round-up is just what I needed to become a more interesting banana baker! 🙂

  10. Always love having extra ideas for using up those overripe bananas…it’s great to mix it up and try something new!

  11. I always have frozen bananas in my freezer. It’s a staple! I mostly use them for banana bread and smoothies. Now I have a lot more options, thanks to you! 🙂

  12. I keep seeing banana recipes on Pinterest lately, and now this! I think it’s high time I start baking with more bananas! 🙂

  13. I buy bananas by the truckload, so many great things to make with them!  And now I have a whole lot more ideas to try out!  Thanks so much for including my muffins in this list!

  14. The peanut butter banana bread with frosting looks yummy! Now if only I can manage to get ripe bananas. We eat them too fast!! Even when I buy more.

  15. You know me too well, I always buy a bunch of bananas with the intention of making lots of healthy smoothies and then at least 1 or 2 of them end up sitting on the counter till they’re black and rotting – why I don’t freeze them before they get to that point is beyond me, but now I’ll be more motivated to save them so I can make some of these. I mean, who doesn’t love banana bread, but banana cream pie, all those cakes, cupcakes, and ice cream. I want them all!

  16. OMG so my friends and I had a banana party last night,  joke–i didn’t see your post in time for it, sadly, but literally hundreds of beautifully overripe bananas died for our epic party, which included banana split pudding, banana bread, banana beer, and banoffee sticky pudding donuts. Talk about a party and a banana round-up with a heavy a-peel!! Hehe!  

  17. I’ll take a slice of each please! 🙂

  18. This is a great round up! I used to throw out old banana and now I save them for smoothies and such, but baked good sound way better! Thanks for the link love to!

  19. It looks amazzzingggggg! So delicious! Need to try this recipe.

    http://www.trangscorner.com

  20. As a girl with more than a few bananas that desperately need to be used up or frozen, this post makes me very happy.

  21. I love, love, love bananas.  I eat one every day.  Even so, by the time the week is up, several of them are overripe and I end up freezing them!  Consequently, I have way too many bananas in my freezer!  Your post is a great round-up of ideas for using my frozen bananas!  Thank you – I’m a happy girl!

  22. Love anything with bananas! Pinning this collection! (I actually have some frozen bananas I forgot about until now, so finding this collection was very timely).

  23. I was given 3 cases of bananas. Some are VERY ripe and some aren’t. What can I make with all these bananas that I can freeze and have for later?????? HELP! !!!

    • Bread works best for freezing, or muffins! Or, just freeze the bananas themselves, then defrost on the counter/in the fridge before you want to use them! The skins will turn brown but they’ll be perfect for baking.

  24. I just love to bake, however I will eat the whole thing. Love you small recipes

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