I mentioned in my Pillsbury fast dinner ideas post on Friday that I run a golf course snack stand. Well, last week was unseasonably hot. We got some nice, just getting yellow bananas, on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning they were already turning brown from the heat! The kitchen was reading over 100 degrees. Yep, it was hot. Funny though how tropical fruit can hate heat. I can’t stand to just throw food away, so I bagged all of the bananas up to bring home with me. It was at least three bunches, but I already had other bananas at home that I had frozen to use for cooking. I started thinking about what to do with ripe bananas. I figured if I put more in the freezer Jason would think that I needed serious help! I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t always know what to do with ripe bananas, so I’ve compiled a ton of different banana recipes that you can use for ripe bananas.
Most of us think about making banana bread when we have a lot of ripe bananas sitting around. There are a lot of different banana bread recipes though, so you really can take your pick of what ones sound best to you (or what ones are easiest to make). Here are a few different bread recipes…
Egg Free Banana Bread (Rock-A-Bye Parents) – This is Nick’s go to lunch. You can replace the applesauce with two eggs if you don’t want to make it egg free.
After bread we often think of using ripe bananas to make muffins. I have found that there are a lot of banana muffin recipes out there. Here are some favorites…
Here are two recipes for Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. I decided to include both since the recipes are quite different.
I must say that cake was far from the first thing I thought of when I was trying to decide what to use my bananas for, but I actually found quite a few cake recipes…
Banana Sheet Cake (Food Family Finds)
Banana Cream Pie Cake Push Pops (Food Family Finds)
There are other ways to bake with bananas for breakfast that don’t involve a type of bread…
Peanut Butter and Banana Waffle Bites (Food Family Finds)
Of course smoothies are wildly popular, and ripe bananas are perfect for them…
There are so many recipes that you can make with ripe bananas, and many are ones you might never think of. Here are a few of my favorite different ones…
Strawberry-Banana Nutella Cookies (Food Family Finds)
Strawberry-Banana Fruit Leather (Food Family Finds)