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10 Tasty Recipes to Use Up Bananas

Looking for some new banana recipes to try? This round up of tasty ideas has something for everyone, including vegan, dairy-free and other options. Go ahead, use up those bananas!

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?

Bananas Foster Ice Cream in Glass Bowl

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.

Banana Recipes to Try

Ff 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 Banana Babka from Occasionally Eggs

Chocolate Banana Babka in Black Loaf Pan

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Little Sweet Baker

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins in Baking Pan

Peanut Butter Banana Cups from A Virtual Vegan

Stack of Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies from Sugar Love Spices

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Mini Banana Date Mini Loaves from Woman in Real Life

Banana Date Mini Loaves

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!

How to Keep Bananas Fresh

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.

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Enjoy your day,

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Thank you for including my Allergy Free Aloha Banana Bread! Funny, I just cleaned out our freezer last weekend and was thinking that others may be doing the same — so it was time to re-promote this recipe! Will share this week. :) Hope 2017 is off to a great start for you, Shauna!

  2. What a delicious looking assortment! Thanks for including my mini loaves. I really want to make those peanut butter banana cups too!

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