Don’t toss those ripe bananas. You can make more than just Banana Bread with them. Our collection of 35 Recipes Using Bananas is proof of the wide variety of snacks, desserts and beverages you can make with bananas.
Bananas are great as a natural sweetener in many recipes and in some you won’t even need to add additional sugar. The more ripe they are, the sweeter they get.
35 Delectable Recipes Using Bananas. You can make more than smoothies and banana bread with those overripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter. See these snacks, desserts and beverages you need to add to your Pinterest boards.
This Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding recipe is a complete game changer. It’s naturally sweetened with no refined sugar. It does not require continuous stirring and avoids sticky bottom pots and it cooks in just 1o mins with only 5 ingredients. It’s portion controlled, vegan, gluten-free and paleo.
These Banana Split Dessert Nachos capture all the beloved flavors of a classic banana split … in a super-fun grilled dessert! Crispy, sweetened “nacho chips,” caramelized fruit, and a delicious strawberry sauce. Even better with a little scoop of ice cream! Quick, easy, decadent … and surprisingly nutritious, too!
5-Ingredient Breaded Deep Fried Bananas (Banana Empanada)– a quick and easy dish that can be served as a side for feijoada or grilled meats, or as a dessert topped with ice cream. These can be gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30.
If you’re fond of traditional bananas foster, this recipe is the frozen, ready-to-go version. Think swirls of rum-infused caramel, chunks of buttery banana and crunchy walnuts within a creamy homemade vanilla ice cream.
These healthy banana popsicles are sugar free, made with peanut butter and dates, and dipped in a little dark chocolate for crunch. Super creamy even though there’s no dairy, and only five ingredients.
Banana sabzi / Paka Kela Nu Shaak recipe is a Gujarati Jain dish that is made from ripe bananas. But this time I added Sweet pepper too with Bananas. The Sweet and Spicy combination that arises from the banana, pepper, and chili makes it a delectable dish to go along with a Roti, Paratha or Bhakhri.
Have you ever wondered how to make Banana Chips? It’s easier than you think and so much healthier than any commercial product. Naturally sweet and crunchy -the perfect addition to your breakfast bowls!
This Homemade Banana Pudding recipe is a classic Southern dessert made with layers of sliced fresh bananas, an easy homemade custard, Nilla wafers, and topped with a light and fluffy meringue! It’s the perfect way to finish any Southern meal!
Banana pudding, step aside -- You've got some serious competition from this No-Bake Banana Pudding Yum Yum! With its banana pudding-inspired filling sandwiched between two creamy ultra-fluffy layers of deliciousness, this is the stuff no-bake dessert dreams are made of.
Looking for a new way to use those overripe bananas? These Banana Maple Munchkins are fun to make, have a delightful touch of maple, and can be either coated with a maple glaze or rolled in cinnamon and sugar!
An easy and simple recipe to make and a super yummy treat to share with the kids.
Who doesn’t love bananas combined with ice cream? Seriously, it’s a pair that’s meant to be eaten and enjoyed!
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Bread Recipes Made With Ripe Bananas
We purposefully left out the Banana Bread recipes in our list because, well you can find lots of those. We wanted to share more ways to use overripe bananas than just bread recipes. HOWEVER, the list would not be complete without at least one or two, right! So keep scrolling for two of our favorite breads using bananas.
This Easy Banana Bread Recipe can be stirred by hand, no mixer needed. It’s versatile with options in the recipe like using cinnamon and nuts or not.