While I love to eat bananas in their original form, I much prefer them baked, grilled, whipped, blended, and frozen. I love it when our bananas get so ripe that my kids won’t eat them because they look funny because that is when bananas are at their best–ripe & sweet!
20 Recipes for Ripe Bananas at Family Balance Sheet
- Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Family Balance Sheet.
- Banana Oatmeal Muffins at Family Balance Sheet.
- Grilled Banana Splits – If you have never grilled bananas, you don’t know what you’re missing!
- Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal
- Banana Nut Pancakes at The Happy Housewife
- Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies at OMFG So Good
- Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins from Averie Cooks.
- 3 2 1 Custard at Greenbacks Gal. Just 3 ingredients! Also a Paleo recipe.
- Eatmore’ Fudge Squares at Chocolate Covered Katie
- Banana Blueberry Swirl Popsicles at Martha Stewart
- Banana Pops at Bakers Royale
- No Bake Banana Sundae Cheesecake at The Messy Baker Blog
- Dark Chocolate & Banana Truffles at Love and Olive Oil
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins at Tip Hero
- Back Yard Bananas Foster at The LoveBite
- Barbecued Stuffed Bananas at The Paleo Mom
- Roasted Banana Cake at The Faux Martha
- Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins at The Novice Chef Blog
- Butterscotch Banana Blondies at Hungry Rabbit
- Coconut Lemon Banana Bread at Good Life Eats
Did you know you can freeze ripe bananas? I do it all the time when I don’t think I’ll use the bananas before they get too bad. I just unpeel them and stick them in a freezer bag. When I need a banana, I thaw it in a strainer to allow it to drain a bit before using in baked goods. I don’t bother draining if I’m using them for smoothies. You can also freeze in their peel, but I think it’s easier to peel before freezing.
For even more Ripe Banana recipes, check out my Pinterest Board, “Ideas for Ripe Bananas”. I’m always adding to it. If you have a recipe you’d like me to include on the board, leave the Pinterest link in the comments.
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
Thank you for linking up to my recipe! 🙂
LOVE this post. I’m always trying to think of something to do with the “black” bananas! :)!
Erin @ The Grass Skirt says
Visiting from Sharefest. What a great post! I always thought my only options were smoothies and banana bread. 🙂
Savvy WorkingGal says
I always put them in the freezer only to throw them out a year later after they’ve become dried out and mangled. Now I see banana oatmeal muffins in my future. Stopping by from SITS.
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I love bananas, I will definitely be trying some of these
Tamara Camera says
I just always make the same tired old banana bread. Sometimes I add chocolate chips if I’m feeling adventurous. This list rocks!
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says
I enjoy fresh bananas, but I’m very picky about them being at the perfect level of ripeness. Once they have any brown spots, I prefer them baked. My kids will eat them that ripe, but not hubs and I don’t. I have freezed them for years with excellent results. I also store them in the fridge if I plan to bake with them in a day or so. Even if the skin turns black, the banana is still good inside. Thanks for the list of recipes, Kristia!
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Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food says
I cut mine into pieces, sprinkle with some Fruit Fresh so they don’t brown, then freeze for future use in smoothies. I also stalk the discount produce shelf – sometimes you can get a whole bag of over-ripe bananas for $1 or $2 ! cheap smoothies!
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Great idea, Meg! Thanks for sharing.