The Best Recipes to Make When You Have Ripe Bananas
The best ripe banana recipes for every snack and dessert occasion. You’ll find easy, healthy banana recipes, indulgent treats and plenty of unique ways to use overripe bananas. Smoothies, breads, pancakes, cookies and even tips for freezing bananas included!
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Spring is almost here and while I’m excited for warmer weather and extra sunshine, I’m still over here creating new treats and baked goods for you to make, share and love. If you’re like me and always stock up on bananas, you’re going to love these breakfasts, snacks and desserts that are the perfect way to use up ripe bananas. In fact, did you know I have a recipe for banana bread cinnamon rolls? TOO GOOD.
I broke these ripe banana recipes into pancakes & waffles, smoothies, oatmeal, bread, muffins, cake & rolls, and bars, bites & cookies so that you can find everything that you’re looking for. You’ll find tons of easy recipes using ripe and overripe bananas and even no bake options that are perfect for weekday snacks, and plenty of banana baked goods you’ll make again and again.
How to freeze ripe bananas
Have lots of ripe bananas that you’re not going to use right away? Freeze those babies! Here’s how to do it:
- Peel & slice. Simply peel them and, if you’d like, slice them into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Store. Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- Use in 6 months. Freeze those bananas and use them for up to 6 months.
If you’re using them for smoothies, I’d suggest slicing them into 1/2 inch pieces first before freezing. Feel free to then label your bag with how many bananas are inside. When you’re to use them you can then dump the banana slices right into your blender frozen!
How to use frozen bananas in baking
If you’re looking to use your frozen bananas for baking, this is how you do it:
- Thaw first. Thaw your frozen banana(s) at room temp before using. I’d recommend either freezing your bananas whole so that you know how many are in your freezer bag or container, or simply making sure to measure out the amount of mashed banana you’ll need for a specific recipe.
- Drain them. Once the bananas are thawed you should drain off the excess liquid the bananas produce
- Use them up. After you’ve drained the bananas you can then use them in the recipe.
I hope you love these delicious, easy banana recipes! If you make any of these ripe banana recipes I’d love for you to leave a comment & rating on the recipes – it lets me know how you liked it encourages others to do the same. Enjoy, xo!
Pancakes, Waffles & Brunch Treats
Cakes, Pies & Rolls
Bars, Bites & Cookies
I hope you love these delicious, easy ways to use ripe bananas! If you make any of these ripe banana recipes I’d love for you to leave a comment & rating on the recipes – it lets me know how you liked it encourages others to do the same. Enjoy, xo!
This post was originally published on April 10th, 2021, and republished on February 27th, 2022.
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