What To Do With Overly Ripe Bananas

These recipes prove you can love even the ugliest bananas!

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6. Try Other Assorted Sweet Treats

If none of the above ideas of what to do with overly ripe bananas appeal to you, here are a few other recipes that could be a perfect vehicle for an overly ripe banana!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter and Banana Pops

Disguise ugly bananas by slicing and coating them in peanut butter and chocolate. No one will ever see their unsightly spots.

Banana Pecan Shortbread

These cookies from Minimalist Baker are light and sweet with a nutty flavor and infusion of banana flavor. Make several batches to share if you have a lot of bananas to use up!

Healthy 3-Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups

The Big Man’s world came up with a perfect use for those overripe bananas! This fudge is smooth, creamy, and ridiculously easy to make!

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Nutella Banana S’Mores

Oh. My. Goodness. I salute you, Half Baked Harvest, for putting so many things I love into one recipe! Just make sure to use bananas that are good and ripe but not too mushy, or they won’t work very well.

Homemade Southern Banana Pudding

I’m from the South ya’ll, so banana pudding is a staple on our dessert table. I couldn’t very well put together a bunch of banana recipes without including a recipe for it! This Homemade Southern Banana Pudding recipe from Spiced Blog is the quintessential Southern banana pudding at its finest.

Banana Sushi

Banana sushi is so easy to make! This Fit Foodie Finds Banana Sushi recipe recommends spreading the bananas with almond butter before rolling or sprinkling them with toppings like coconut and pistachios.

For more banana tips and ideas of what to do with overly ripe bananas, see 

15 Banana Recipes to Make Before They Go Bad

5 Dishes Naturally Sweetened with Bananas

9 Ways to Use Ripe Bananas

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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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