10 Delicious Uses for Overripe Bananas (Slideshow)

Don’t throw away overripe bananas! They’re nature’s gift to the home cook

Banana Fritters


You can never go you wrong with something sweet and deep fried. This recipe will have you wishing your bananas are overripe just so you can treat yourself to these tasty fritters!

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Banana Ice Cream


Techincally this isn't an ice cream. There are neither egg yolks nor cream. There's no churning either. There is, however, tons of flavor without tons of calories and fat. You only need three ingredients, frozen overripe bananas being one of them, and a food processor and you'll have in your hands an ice creamy treat that'll make you go bananas over the taste! 

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Banana Pudding


Banana pudding is a quick and easy dessert that will leave you thankful for not throwing away your overripe bananas! 

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Banana Sorbet


Banana sorbet is great for hot summer afternoons, or when you're craving a cold, easy to make snack. Its both kid and adult friendly, too. 

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Banana Smoothie


The sweetness of overripe bananas work really well in smoothies because it means there's no need to add sugar or artificial sweetners.

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Banana Oatmeal


Using overripe bananas in oatmeal do two things: the taste is kicked up a notch and you load your bowl up with potassium. 

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Banana Pancakes


Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson has a song dedicated to banana pancakes and rightfully so. There's something about banana pancakes that's homely and comforting. Its a pancake that signifies loved ones and long weekends. This recipe will quickly be your go-to when you "pretend its the weekend now (Johnson, Banana Pancakes)."

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Banana Cheesecake


The beautiful thing about this recipe is that its delicious, makes good use of your overripe bananas, and its a no bake recipe. Could it get any easier?

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Banana Bread


Banana bread is the bread nature intended us to have. Soft, moist, and sweet, loaves and muffins made from bananas remind us of whats right with the world!

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Banana and Chocolate Hazelnut Wontons


Chocolate hazelnut spreads mixed with banana is a tried-and-true combination, but when paired with the crunchy texture and savory flavor of a wonton wrapper like in this recipe, they become so much more. 

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