Overripe Bananas!

SOURCE: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/save-money/what-to-do-with-overripe-bananas/

Who is not guilty of letting bananas go bad every now and than, well not anymore! Not only are they the quickest breakfast idea, they are also egg substitutes for many recipes. And bananas aren’t for just people either Fido loves them in their goodies too. Here are 15 recipes to use overripe bananas in:

1. Banana Bread

Everyone should have a tried-and-true banana bread recipe. https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/banana_bread/ from Simply Recipes is mine. It’s been the most popular recipe on the entire site for 10 years, and with good reason: It’s foolproof and delicious. 

2. Death by Chocolate Banana Bread

This https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a46613/death-by-chocolate-banana-bread-recipe/ from Delish uses cocoa powder and has a generous helping of chocolate chips, making it a chocoholic’s dream.

3. Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread

Kristyn at Lil’ Luna shared this https://lilluna.com/cream-cheese-filled-banana-bread/

Banana Breakfast Recipes

4. Banoffee Scones

Banoffee is an English banana-toffee flavor traditionally appearing in pie form. This https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/banoffee-scones-recipe recipe from King Arthur Flour takes this combo to the breakfast table. 

5. Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins

https://thenovicechefblog.com/nutella-banana-swirl-muffins/ from Jessica at The Novice Chef! 

6. Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Caramel Glaze

Averie from Averie Cooks recipe for https://www.averiecooks.com/banana-bread-donuts-browned-butter-caramel-glaze/ is one of the reasons why. She even has a tutorial on how to brown butter in the microwave. If you don’t have a donut pan, these also make great muffins.

Banana Dessert Recipes

7. Banana Pudding Cake

Enter this https://www.spendwithpennies.com/banana-pudding-cake-makes-its-own-sauce/-down cake. From Holly at Spend With Pennies. The mixture goes into the oven light and pudding-like and comes out as a cake with its own sauce.

8. Banana Upside-Down Cake

And we can go find Jessica at Sprinkle Some Sugar and thank her for the genius idea of swapping out pineapples for bananas in https://www.sprinklesomesugar.com/banana-upside-down-cake/

9. Velvet Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis may be known for his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, but Ingrid over at The Cozy Apron has perfected PB&B in these https://thecozyapron.com/velvet-elvis-cupcakes-a-sweet-nutty-treat-worth-going-bananas-over/ . I mean, look at that peanut butter-cream cheese frosting!

10. Banana Cookies

These https://lovefoodies.com/banana-drop-cookies from Lovefoodies are basic, and you can customize them with your favorite add-ins.

Healthy Banana Recipes

11. Gluten- and Dairy-Free Strawberry-Banana Muffins

These https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2014/06/strawberry-banana-muffins/ from Delicious Obsessions are a cool spin on the traditional smoothie pairing, using coconut flour and coconut oil.

12. Paleo Banana-Blueberry Breakfast Bread

Michele at Paleo, healthy treats like this https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/banana-blueberry-breakfast-bread-paleo-nut-free/!

13. 3-Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

Arman at The Big Man’s World creates easy, healthy sweets and breakfast recipes. His https://thebigmansworld.com/3-ingredient-flourless-banana-bread-cookies/ look really good and are manageable for even a novice baker.

14. Tropical Green Smoothie

https://bakerbynature.com/actually-delicious-tropical-green-smoothie/ from Ashley at Baker by Nature. Cut up your overripe bananas and freeze them so you can make this pina colada-esque smoothie any time! 

15. Dog Friendly Banana Cupcakes

I wanted to include a recipe for the fur kids they love bananas too! These banana cupcakes for dogs are the perfect treat for your pet. From Emily https://www.halfscratched.com/banana-cupcakes-for-dogs/


2 cupsWater
2Overripe Bananas (Mashed)
1 teaspoonVanilla
3 cupsFlour*
1 tablespoonBaking Powder*
3 tablespoonsHoney*
6 ouncesCream Cheese*
2 tablespoonsPlain Yogurt*
2 tablespoonsHoney*
*The recipe also gives substitutes for dairy and eggs

Instructions Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine water, bananas, vanilla, flour, baking powder, egg and honey. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon into cupcake liners.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. When cupcakes are cool, you can frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.


  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt and honey until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken until desired consistency.

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