What to do with over-ripe bananas (recipe round-up)

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Raise your hand if you had over-ripe bananas hanging out on your kitchen counter at least once. Yeah, me too. Many times, actually.

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So today’s post is like coming to the rescue with over 50 recipes that use over-ripe bananas. There are muffins, breads, smoothies, ice cream, blondies and brownies, cakes and cupcakes, waffles, pancakes and toasts. So many to choose from, your head will spin!

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Here is a list of 50+ recipes from food blogs around the web:

Cranberry Banana Bread from Crunchy Creamy Sweet (3 bananas)

Biscoff Banana Apple Smoothie  from Crunchy Creamy Sweet (1 banana)

Triple Chocolate Quick Bread   from Crunchy Creamy Sweet (3 bananas)

Fluffy Milk Chocolate Banana Muffins (skinny style) from Crunchy Creamy Sweet (2 bananas)

The Best Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and chopped Whoppers from Crunchy Creamy Sweet (2 bananas)

Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins from Center Cut Cook (2 bananas)

Banana Gelato from Dine & Dish (3 bananas)

Banana Split Eclairs from Bakers Royale (2 bananas)

“Fried” Honey Bananas from Rachel Schultz (1 banana)

Fluffy Vegan Coconut Oil Banana Muffins from Averie Cooks (2 bananas)

Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins from Sally’s Baking Addiction (2 bananas)

Banana Cream Oreo Protein Shake from TidyMom (1/3 banana)

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars from The Lemon Bowl (3 bananas)

Butterscotch Banana Blondies from Hungry Rabbit NYC (1 banana)

Banana Foster French Toast from Steamy Kitchen (4 bananas)

Banana Bread Muffins from Savory Simple (3 bananas)

Banana and Peanut Butter Milkshake from Foodie Laura (2 bananas)

Brown Butter Banana Blondies from Healthy Delicious (1 banana)

Whole Grain Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins from Texanerin Baking (4 bananas)

Sticky Toffee Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Rock Recipes (4 1/2 bananas)

Banana S’Mores cookies from I Heart Eating (2 bananas)

Earl Gray Banana Bread from Healthy Delicious (3 bananas)

Banana Foster Popsicles from Snappy Gourmet (2 bananas)

Roasted Banana Mochi Cupcakes from Recipe Renovator (3 bananas)

Roasted Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Ganache Frosting from Chocolate Moosey (2 bananas)

Banana Bread from Taste Love and Nourish (4 bananas)

Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze from Shugary Sweets (3 bananas)

Banana Walnut Waffles (GF) from Gluten Free Doctor (2 bananas)

Appaloosa Banana Pancakes (GF) from Gluten Free Doctor (2 bananas)

Peanut Butter Banana White Chocolate Breakfast Cookies from Love from the Oven (1 banana)

Chewy Chocolatey Breakfast Cookies from Love from the Oven (1 banana)

Peanut Butter Banana White Chocolate Chip Muffins from Love from the Oven (3 bananas)

Banana Split Cheesecake from Kitchen in my Playground (3 bananas)

Tyler Florence’s Chocolate Banana Bread from Miss in the Kitchen (3 bananas)

Banana Oatnut French Toast from Dizzy Busy and Hungry (2 bananas)

Chocolate Banana Brownies from Alida’s Kitchen (2 bananas)

Healthy Banana Cookies from Alida’s Kitchen (3 bananas)

Creamy Dark Chocolate and Banana … from Farm Fresh Feasts (1 banana)

Nutella Banana French Toast from Wine and Glue (3 bananas)

Banana Monkey Bread with Nutella Ganache from Wine and Glue (3 bananas)

Banana Chocolate Caramel Minis from Ninja Baking (2 bananas)

Gluten-free Banana Bread Muffins from Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine (2 bananas)

Chai Tea Smoothie from Cupcakes and Kale Chips (1 banana)

Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars from Cupcakes and Kale Chips (2 bananas)

Banana Snack Cake from Crumbs and Chaos (2 bananas)

Super Healthy Banana Bread (sugar free) from The Culinary Life (4 bananas)

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies from The Messy Baker Blog (1 banana)

Fluffy Banana Pancakes from Kitchen Treaty (2 bananas)

Chocolate Marble Banana Bread from Roxana’s Home Baking (3 bananas)

Banana Sheet Cake from Roxana’s Home Baking (2 bananas)

Banana Nut Bread Waffles from Willow Bird Baking (3 bananas)

Peanut Butter Banana Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting from Keep It Sweet  Desserts (2 bananas)

Banana Brownie Chunk Greek Frozen Yogurt from Keep It Sweet Desserts (3 bananas)

Peanut Butter Banana Bars from Bake or Break (2 bananas)


What is your favorite way to use over-ripe bananas?


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  • Liz DellaCroce

    I love this round-up, especially because I always have over-ripe bananas either sitting out or in the freezer. Thanks for including my recipe!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      It’s great to know we can always turn those bananas into something delicious! :) Thanks, Liz!

  • http://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/ Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Well, I kind of want everything. I currently have 5 very brown bananas, how do I choose?!

    Thanks for including me in your roundup!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Made me hungry just putting this round up together :) Thanks, Lauren!

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Curry and Comfort

    Who doesn’t have over ripe bananas around sometime… love this recipe round up idea. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Ramona!

  • sallys baking addiction

    Awesome round up! I kinda of what it all! Thanks for including me. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Sally!

  • Joy @ Baking-Joy

    I love banana bread, am in the middle of making a version right now! I also love freezing them for peanut butter banana smoothies :-)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Mmm, PB banana smoothies. :) Thanks, Joy!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Best round up ever if I do say so myself.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aw, thanks, Emily!

  • Laura

    So many great ideas! I’ll have to throw away rotten bananas again! Win!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Laura!

  • Caroline Hurley

    I love this roundup Anna! I love anything banana, so I could dive into any of these! But I really love how you organized it all for us with the number of bananas needed! Genius! Thanks for including my banana bread! I love that stuff! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I can’t wait to try your banana bread recipe. It sounds fabulous! Thank you, Caroline!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Your fluffy muffins just had to be included. They are so fluffy!!! :) Thanks, Averie!

  • Kristen Doyle

    Wow, girl! Loving this roundup because I love cooking with bananas!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Me too! Thanks, Kristen!

  • Mr. & Mrs. P

    great ideas!!! Pinning!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, guys!

  • Tutti Dolci

    My freezer is stocked with over-ripe bananas, this is such a great round-up!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Laura!

  • http://www.theculinarylife.com/ Stephanie – The Culinary Life

    Thanks for including me! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      No problem, Stephanie!

  • kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    Thanks for including my Creamy Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins in your round up!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Kristen!

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/ Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    I think that there are more days with spotty bananas on my counter than without! Definitely have to keep this list on hand!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Jessica!

  • The Ninja Baker

    This is definitely a bookmark post, Anna. Thank you for including my Banana Chocolate Caramel Minis =)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you!

  • http://www.justataste.com/ Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

    This is so incredibly helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Kelly!

  • Kathy Geryol

    I smash each one into a ziplock sandwich baggie, get all the air out and freeze them. When I want to bake with them, they are perfect to use even if they are a bit brown. They are great for banana bread and last in the freezer for a long time.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love this idea, Kathy! Thank you for sharing it!

  • Kate

    Great round up!! Thanks so much for including me! =)

  • http://www.brooklynfarmgirl.com/ Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Great post! My favorite way to use them up is in muffins, yum! I also love freezing them for future recipes.

  • Lavinia

    I love that you mentioned how many bananas are used in each recipe; this was my starting point, I had too many over ripe bananas and needed a recipe which uses most! :)

  • Katelyn

    Wow this compilation of recipes was a life saver for all those countless frozen bananas in my freezer- I was on the brink of tossing them all out to make room but, compelled by my guilt of wasting food, I looked for exactly what this page has: so many tasty sounding recipes! I think the bananas will be eaten one way or another after all.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      That’s fantastic! I thought we all need a list like this. :) So glad it’s helpful! Thanks, Katelyn!

  • Faerie

    Totally love this roundup! Defo trying fried honey bananas later! Thanx xx

  • http://www.texanerin.com/ Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I don’t know if I ever said thank you for including a link of mine. :( What bad manners.

    So thank you! I love how you listed them by number of bananas used. Very helpful! :)