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34 Delicious Recipes That Use Ripe Bananas

banana recipesDo you have have ripe banana’s and think what on earth can I make with these?! I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of recipes that use ripe bananas! I am a huge banana lover, and let me say I have quite a few recipes I now need to try after looking at all of these! I used to think you could only use ripe bananas in banana bread recipes (check out this adorable mini loaf pan – perfect for banana bread), but BOY am I wrong! The options are endless and the recipes are all delicious and will satisfy your tummy!

If you are not a banana lover, I suggest skipping over this post and checking out something different like this delicious iced latte at home recipe I shared!

Ways to Use Ripe Bananas 

Peanut Butter Espresso Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Cake 

2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Starbucks Copy Cat Walnut Banana Bread

3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Mirowave Banana Oatmeal

2 Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Banana Peach Jam

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Banana Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Banana Cake with Toffee Frosting

Banana Nutella Smoothie

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut butter frosting

Nutella and Granola Parfait

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

Ultimate Banana Pancakes

Toasted Coconut Banana Muffins

Frozen Chocolate Banana Poppers 

Summer Fruit Kabobs and Dip

Banana Struessel Muffins 

Strawberry Banana Bread

Minion Banana Pudding Cups

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Pie

Banana Split Smoothie Recipe

Vegan Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Cereal Pops

Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Applesauce Banana Cake

What is your favorite way to use up ripe bananas?! 

Reader Interactions


  1. Sue Hull says

    I love bananas to. I love banana bread! I remember when my dad would take my 2 sisters and myself camping. We always made banana boats. Ive actually made them at home.I dont bake, I leave that to my youngest sister and my mom. My mom is an amazing cook and baker. With Easter next wkend she will most likely make peanut butter balls and rocky road. Yummy!
    How are you doing? I love coming here to see Clay.I just want to smooch his cheeks. Lol! I still do that to chloe while shes trying to wiggle away. She is talking a lot.She says hi gwamma as soon as she sees me.Im just so in love with this baby girl.In a couple months she’ll be 2 already. I wish I could keep her and my nieces little longer.
    You have a good week & take care 🙂

    • Kelsey says

      I have never had a banana boat but it does look and sound amazing!!! MMMM rocky road, delicious, Sue! We are doing really well, he is growing away and keeps us laughing with his fun personality! Awwww Chloe sounds so adorable! Sounds like she loves her grandma lots! Have a great week as well!

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