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

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.

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Table of Contents
  1. BEST Banana Recipes for Overripe Bananas
  2. How to freeze overripe bananas
  3. Banana Bread Recipes
  4. Breakfast Recipes
  5. Cakes & Cupcakes
  6. Cookies & Bars
  7. Pudding & Pies
  8. Other Banana Recipes

BEST Banana Recipes for Overripe Bananas

It’s a popular problem, I think. Did you know you can also FREEZE overripe bananas to use later? Then you can make banana recipes anytime you want!

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.

How to freeze overripe bananas

Have some bananas on your counter that have turned brown spotted? My mom calls them “tired” bananas and they’re perfect for baking.

Don’t feel like baking right now? FREEZE your overripe bananas to make in banana recipes later!

Just pop them in the freezer in their peels. They’ll turn a dark brown color – that’s okay. To thaw, just leave on the counter on a plate. They’ll be mushy when thawed, but cut open the top and squeeze out the banana to make cakes, bread and more.

Banana Bread Recipes

Banana Bread is such a delicious and easy way to use up overripe bananas! Usually bread uses 2 or 3 bananas and the more brown spotted the better.

Mom’s Banana Bread

Banana Bread (6 of 7)

Healthier Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Avocado Banana Bread

Biscoff Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

Breakfast Recipes

Banana is perfect in breakfast recipes – from bars to cookies to coffee cake. It’s so easy to add an overripe banana to almost any baked good.

Banana Breakfast Bars

Banana Breakfast Bars (2 of 5)w

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Banana Coffee Cake

banana coffee cake in pie plate

Banana Blueberry Baked Pancake

Banana Breakfast Cookies

stack of breakfast cookies with chocolate chips

Baked Banana French Toast

Banana Bread Muffins

stack of banana bread muffins

Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Cakes & Cupcakes

If you haven’t ever made cake with banana you’re missing out – from scratch cakes to using cake mix – bananas add so much flavor!

Banana Cake with Caramel Ganache

slice of easy banana cake on plate

Banana Golden Oreo Cupcakes

Banana Split Cupcakes

Banana Bundt Cake

Perfect banana bundt cake

Easy Banana Pudding Cake

Banana Bars

Cookies & Bars

Banana Cookies are so good and a fun way to use up those overripe bananas!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Close up side shot of banana chocolate chip cookies on a metal cooling rack

Banana Bars

Pudding & Pies

Banana is fantastic in pudding and pie – while you want more ripe bananas for these, they’re still a great way to use them!

Favorite Banana Pudding

banana pudding recipe in trifle dish

Easy Banana Pudding

Best Banana Cream Pie

Banana Pudding Dream Dessert

No Bake Banana Pudding Dream Dessert

Banana Ice Cream

Banana Coconut Pie

Old Fashioned banana Pie

Other Banana Recipes

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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

Banana Recipes 2

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???

This list of Banana Recipes has over 66 easy recipes for cake, cookies, pie, pudding, bread, no-bake desserts and so many more recipes using overripe bananas!

Last Updated on June 25, 2021

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!  

  3. 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!

    1. I am the SAME way!! I think “I’ll make bread, no need to freeze them” and then I find them 4 days later at the bottom of the pile…squished.

  4. 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.

    1. Buy avocados at the same time. I always try to keep them separate but the rest of my family forgets and then I get overripe avocados and bananas!

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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! 🙂

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