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25 Delicious Recipes for Brown Bananas

I buy bananas with good intentions. They sit on the counter waiting to be grabbed for a quick snack. Sometimes they are eaten up quickly. Most often, however, they sit there till they start to turn brown and gross. I hate to waste food so I’ll throw them in the freezer to use in recipes. When they turn brown like this, I can’t bring myself to eat one as is, but I don’t mind using them up in a recipe. In fact, some recipes require the bananas to be overripe! They have many, many uses.
25 Delicious Recipes for Brown Bananas - Got brown bananas? Use them up in these recipe ideas!

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My mom always made banana bread with them. I remember having an after school snack of banana bread warm out of the oven and topping it with butter. The butter would melt and flavour the bread even more. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Classic banana bread is one use for your brown bananas, but I’ve discovered a bunch of other yummy ways you can use them. Don’t let those bananas go to waste!

Here are 25 delicious recipes for your brown bananas.

  1. Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
  2. Cranberry Banana Bread
  3. Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes
  4. Banana Bread Pancakes
  5. Dehydrated Apples and Bananas
  6. Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread
  7. One-ingredient Banana Ice Cream
  8. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies
  9. Banana Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes
  10. Banana Pudding Ice Cream
  11. Banana Caramel French Toast Bake
  12. Simple Skinny Banana Cookies
  13. Banana Berry Muffins
  14. Banana Cake
  15. Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  16. Banana Yeast Bread
  17. Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
  18. Bruleed Banana Bundt Cake
  19. Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Banana Bread
  20. Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  21. Fat Chewy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
  22. Banana Flaxseed Waffles
  23. Banana Streusel Muffins
  24. Banoffee Pie
  25. Dark Chocolate Banana Pudding

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to use brown bananas in addition to banana bread! This is a great list to inspire you to enjoy those bananas at the bottom of your freezer.

Bonus! Here are a few more banana recipes for you to try: Banana Boats, Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Banana Cake with Toffee Frosting.

If you don’t want to EAT the bananas, here are 8 unusual uses for bananas you might want to try.

What is your favourite way to use brown bananas?

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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