Who doesn’t have ripe or overripe bananas on their hands every now and then? This collection of recipes includes 40 different Ways To use Ripe or Overripe Bananas. You can use the overripe bananas in all the bread, muffin, cake, cookie and pancake recipes. But I would use just ripe or barely ripe bananas for the desserts and salads so they stay fresher longer.
If you’ve got a batch of ripe or overripe bananas on your hands, here are some really fun Ways To Use Ripe or Overripe Bananas. Many of these are family favorites and they have differing degrees of difficulty. You’ll also notice I have several gluten free options.
Now there’s no excuses for throwing out old bananas! Try them in one of these great recipes. Enjoy.
40 WAYS TO USE RIPE OR OVERRIPE BANANAS
We love this delicious bread. It’s especially great during the holidays for holiday baking.
This is a yeast bread for the breadmaker. Not your typical banana bread recipe. It’s light and fluffy.
This is our favorite Banana Bread recipe. I got this recipe from my niece, Heather, and it’s my go-to banana bread recipe whenever I make it.
This recipe is so decadent it’s like eating dessert. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and that’s what you have here!
This Banana Bread recipe is chocked full of cinnamon chips causing an explosion of cinnamon flavor.
This gluten free version contains chocolate chips and almonds for a crunchy, delicious bread you’ll love.
This is another gluten free extremely rich bread that’s filled with cinnamon chips.
This amazing recipe uses blueberries instead of chocolate chips. So delicious.
This version includes white chocolate chips and craisins with a scrumptious glaze over top.
This cake is amazing. It’s one of those cakes you’ll be drooling over from the first bite.
This is our favorite Banana Cake recipe. I got this recipe from my neighbor in Massachusetts one summer in the 1990s. I loved it then and it’s still one of my favorite cake recipes of all time. The frosting is to die for!
I got this recipe from a co-worker when I worked at Dallas Baptist University in the early 2000s. It’s fantastic.
COOKIES, BROWNIES & BARS:
These are rich, decadent and some of the most amazing blondies you’ll ever eat.
These are more of a cake-like bar but just as good.
I loved the texture of these snack bars. Chocolate chunks are great used in these goodies.
These are very soft, almost pancake-like, but so tasty.
These are absolutely amazing. I used baking melts and chocolate chips, but chocolate chunks and chocolate chips will work as well. I couldn’t get enough of these when I baked them!
Our favorite Banana Pudding recipe. I would use ripe but NOT overripe bananas for this recipe.
This dessert is wonderful during the holidays. I would use ripe, but NOT overripe bananas here so the bananas stay fresher longer.
I loved these jewels. They contain three of my favorites: bananas, chocolate and coconut. Soooo yummy.
These were fantastic – also another favorite.
These muffins use cinnamon chips making them incredibly rich and flavorful.
These are absolutely delicious. You can’t go wrong with Nutella in your muffins!
These are amazing. The streusel and glaze make these decadent!
These miniature muffins have wonderful flavor.
As you can tell, I can’t get enough of chocolate and bananas together!
These are the ultimate in chocolate and bananas.
These are my favorite gluten free version of chocolate and bananas together in muffin form.
These are amazing and have wonderful texture.
These are delightful.
This lovely version has fresh blackberries.
I loved muffins filled with mangos.
Strawberries and bananas are a wonderful combination.
These pancakes are a scrumptious treat for family breakfasts, especially if you’re trying to stay gluten free.
These pancakes are great for breakfast or dinner!
This amazing gelatin salad has always been one of our favorites. Some friends of ours served this regularly whenever we ate at their house after we were first married. I suggest using only ripe bananas for this recipe.
While this picture doesn’t show any bananas. I almost always include bananas in a fresh fruit salad. Use only ripe bananas here, not overripe.
This is one of those comfort foods my mom used to make when we were kids. I always asked her to make this very simple recipe. Use barely ripe bananas here, not overripe.
This salad is so amazing and the glaze is spectacular. Use ripe bananas but not overripe bananas for this recipe.