Overripe Bananas? Try These 10 Creative Recipes
You know, it doesn’t get much better than overripe bananas. I mean seriously, can you think of anything more awesome?
(Someone taps on mic)…(Testing, testing, 1, 2 , 3)…(Is this thing on?)…(clears throat)
Ummm, excuse me. Yes, I’m pretty sure I can think of a few things more awesome than overripe bananas.
(Audience gasps)…(music stops)…(dog runs away and hides)…(flock of birds fly away)
Wait, what did you just say? Did I just hear you right? Did you say you can think of a lot things more awesome than overripe bananas???!!!
Well, that’s just crazy talk. You just don’t know what to do with them yet. That’s okay though. Fortunately for you, I’m sharing ten super creative and healthy recipes today that you can make with those overripe bananas. Sound good?
Great! Well if you’re ready, get those overripe bananas away from that trashcan, let out your best monkey call, and let’s get cooking.
10 Healthy & Delicious Recipes Using Overripe Bananas
Do you have any healthy banana recipes I left out? Please share with us in the comments section below!
1) Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding
I could have probably stopped after this one being as it’s just that awesome. This chocolate banana chia pudding is loaded with healthy goodness to kick start your day and keep you going strong.
Would you believe it’s even packing some spinach??? Probably not. And you’re kids will have no idea either, which makes this one a must try. Check it out here!
Ingredients: banana, chocolate almond/coconut milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, spinach, sweetener (optional)
2) Banana-Egg Pancakes
Why are they called banana-egg pancakes? Because bananas and eggs are literally the only two ingredients! These are super delicious and make for an awesome substitute to the nutrient poor, high carb normal pancake of yesterday. Check out the recipe here!
Ingredients: banana, egg
3) Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Anybody else’s mouth watering right about now? Believe it or not, this peanut butter banana ice cream is bomb-diggity.
Don’t like peanut butter? No problem. Mix in anything else you like for almost unlimited flavors. See the recipe here!
Ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sea salt, peanuts (optional)
4) Paleo Banana Zucchini Muffins
Into the whole paleo thing? Then you’ve got to check out these paleo banana zucchini muffins. These muffins are absolutely amazing and make for a great breakfast, snack, treat, or whatever. Get the recipe here!
Ingredients: bananas, zucchini, cashew butter, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut flour, baking soda, salt
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5) 5 Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread
You know why I like this one? Because it taste awesome and is extremely simple to make! You literally just throw all the ingredients into a blender, blend it smooth, then poor it into a pan to bake. I mean, seriously, can you get any easier than that??? Check out the recipe here!
Ingredients: bananas, rolled oats, eggs, maple syrup, baking soda
6) Sweet Potato Banana Bites
Let’s see, which word should I choose to describe these? Hmmm…oh, I know! Awesome! Literally, these make a great snack any time of day. I also like the fact there’s no added sugar which makes them perfect for when you’re looking for something not too sweet. See the recipe here!
Ingredients: banana, sweet potato, nut butter of choice, eggs, cinnamon
7) Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites
These two-ingredient banana chocolate chip ice cream bites are a great treat for those warm summer days when you’re looking for something healthy, yet sweet. I personally love the fact they are made from only two ingredients and my kids love that they taste awesome. Win-win! Check out the incredibly simple recipe here!
Ingredients: bananas, chocolate chips
8) Baked Banana Chips
These are absolutely perfect for just about any occasion. Use them to satisfy your sweet tooth or take them along for some quick energy during a workout. Either way I think you’ll love them. See the recipe here!
Ingredients: bananas, lemon juice
9) Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These banana chocolate chip cookies are a must try for any cookie lover. Besides tasting incredible, these cookies are made with only three ingredients so you know exactly what your’e eating. This makes these a much healthier alternative than the typical cookie purchased in-store. Find the recipe here!
Ingredients: bananas, oats, chocolate chips
10) Green Tea Banana Smoothie
I’ll be honest. I’m not much of a green tea fan. But this green tea banana smoothie is absolutely incredible! Plus, it’s a great way to sneak some added vegetables (i.e. spinach) into your diet if you’re not really a vegetable fan. Check out how to make it here!
Ingredients: bananas, nut milk, green tea, spinach, ice