What To Do With Overly Ripe Bananas

These recipes prove you can love even the ugliest bananas!

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4. Enjoy Them For Breakfast

There are a plethora of breakfast recipes that use bananas, and most of them work especially well with a very ripe one. So, think breakfast when you’re trying to decide what to do with overly ripe bananas.

Banana Bread Baked Quinoa Breakfast Bars

These bars by Chocolate Covered Katie are great! They’re portable, can be made ahead, and best of all, they call for one very overripe banana. I guess the fact that they’re healthy, too, might be a plus as well…

Breakfast Cookies

This recipe is perfect for those times when your kids want cookies for breakfast. Simply smile, nod, and break out the ugly bananas to make these healthy cookies from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. Everyone wins!

Individual Peanut Butter Banana Jelly-Filled Baked Oatmeal

Sugar Free Mom brings us these healthy, baked, individual oatmeal cups with jelly centers. Best of all, each batch uses 3 whole ripe bananas!

Banana Coconut Granola

This granola calls for only the ripest, smooshiest bananas! Granola is a great way to start your day and even better when it tastes like a banana muffin! The Pretty Bee really has some excellent ideas on what to do with overly ripe bananas!

Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes

Banana pancakes are a lazy weekend staple in our house. These particular pancakes have the added benefit of being whole grain, using ripe bananas, and having a pop of blueberry flavor as well.

Chocolate Banana Crepes

Don’t be intimidated by crepes: They’re just like very thin pancakes! This Chocolate Banana Crepes recipe from Gimme Some Oven features bananas and chocolate. Who needs any extra prompting to eat chocolate for breakfast?!

Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Damn Delicious strikes again with this Banana-Stuffed French Toast recipe! It’s a bit of an indulgence, but it’s a really great way to use up those spotty bananas. You may never go back to traditional French Toast again!

Next up, we move from breakfast to dessert.

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Chef Heather

Heather is a trained chef and writer from Houston, TX. She has a degree in culinary arts, and is married to her culinary school sweetheart who is also a chef. Heather has a passion for creating healthy meals that don't sacrifice on flavor. She loves Crossfit and is always looking for ways to make healthier versions of her favorite meals. Heather believes the secret to sticking with any healthy meal plan is to include foods that you really enjoy!

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