22 Recipes For When Life Gives You Ripe Bananas

22 Recipes For When Life Gives You Ripe Bananas

Banana bread is not your limit

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Xueci Cheng

Xueci Cheng

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If we were to rank all fruits, bananas might just be the lowest-maintenance fruit that keeps on giving, from freshly yellowed, speckled, to browned. We love them as much as a no-fuss, ever-reliable snack as we do in banana bread, which had a serious moment during lockdown. Ripe, or overripe bananas, are perfect for many types of baked goods, as they are the natural sweetener and binding ingredient that adds moisture, plus is a handy vegan substitute for cream.

So when life gives you bananas (after lemons), make these cakes, muffins, smoothies and, even, currywurst sauce. If they’re not there yet and you can’t wait, don’t forget to check out this guide to ripen them even faster.

22 recipes you can make with ripe bananas

Banana bread and co.

Chocolate banana bread with salted macadamia nuts

Chocolate banana bread with salted macadamia nuts
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Banana bread

Banana bread
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Vegan banana bread

Vegan banana bread
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The easiest vegan chia seed banana bread

The easiest vegan chia seed banana bread
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Make banana bread granola with Lisa

Make banana bread granola with Lisa
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Muffins and pancakes

Banana bread pancakes

Banana bread pancakes
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Cranberry oatmeal muffins

Cranberry oatmeal muffins
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3-ingredient paleo pancakes

3-ingredient paleo pancakes
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Banana-speculaas muffins

Banana-speculaas muffins
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Banana crumb muffins

Banana crumb muffins
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Loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins

Loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins
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Cakes

Paleo banana cake with walnuts

Paleo banana cake with walnuts
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Sugar-free carrot cake

Sugar-free carrot cake
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Rice cooker banana cake

Rice cooker banana cake
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Snacks and smoothies

3-ingredient Nutella banana oat cookies

3-ingredient Nutella banana oat cookies
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Nice cream sandwiches

Nice cream sandwiches
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Colorful acai breakfast bowl

Colorful acai breakfast bowl
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Quick banana blueberry ice cream

Quick banana blueberry ice cream
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Matcha smoothie bowl with chia seeds

Matcha smoothie bowl with chia seeds
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Strawberry-banana smoothie with healthy coconut granola

Strawberry-banana smoothie with healthy coconut granola
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Tiramisu overnight oats and baked oats

Tiramisu overnight oats and baked oats
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Surprisingly, bananas also feature in the sauce for currywurst!

Currywurst (Berlin-style bratwurst with curry sauce)

Currywurst (Berlin-style bratwurst with curry sauce)
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Published on March 1, 2022

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