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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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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.
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.
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!
Cookies & Bars
Banana Cookies are so good and a fun way to use up those overripe bananas!
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!
Other Banana Recipes
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 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 Cookies by Chef in Training / Butterscotch Pudding with Roasted Banana Whipped Cream by The Food Charlatan / Maple Sugar Banana Rolls by Bakeaholic Mama
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