BANANAS. I love them when they’re at their prime. Firm, but not too firm. Ripe enough so they’re sweet. Definitely not brown or mushy. I’m picky about bananas in those ways. So, when I pick up a perfect bunch at the grocery store, I hope each and every time I’ll get them home bruise-free and they’ll turn from green to yellow gradually. That’s best case scenario.
More often than not, though, that doesn’t happen. It’s like I forget about them for one day and, boom, they’re brown! At that point, peeling one back and taking a bite is never going to happen. For me, it’s time to use them up. You too?
Thankfully, some of my blogging friends and I have come up with some tasty recipes where bananas are the star. Of course, there’s the chocolate banana or peanut butter banana combinations if those are your thing. I find you can never go wrong with the classics.
But, if you’re looking to try something a little different, like this bananas foster ice cream, we have you covered. Dairy-free? Vegan? Allergy-free? No problem. There’s a banana recipe in the bunch for pretty much everyone. I promise you’ll never be asking yourself what to do with those bananas again. Enjoy! (Please remember to pin from the original source.)
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Dairy-free) from Eye Candy Popper
Giant Double Banana Oat Pancakes from Imagelicious
Chocolate Banana Babka from Occasionally Eggs
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Little Sweet Baker
Peanut Butter Banana Cups from A Virtual Vegan
Tropical Banana Bread (Allergy-free) from Justine Celina
Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies from Sugar Love Spices
Mini Banana Date Mini Loaves from Woman in Real Life
Is one of the banana recipes calling your name more than the others? I can’t wait to try those chocolate peanut butter banana cups. I bet they’re totally delicious!
Before you go, I wanted to share a handy tip I learned for keeping bananas fresh for longer. Simply wrap the stem bunch in plastic wrap to block ethylene gas (released naturally during the ripening process) from reaching other parts of the fruit. If you remove a banana, rewrap the plastic around the top tightly once again.
For overripe bananas, place them in an airtight container and pop into the freezer (with or without the peel). Pull out and thaw to use for banana bread, muffins or other recipes where mashed banana is called for.
Enjoy your day,