Banana bread, begone! There are so many other options for those ripe bananas on your counter. With soup, salsa, ice cream, and more, get ready to celebrate the classic fruit all over again.
You'll never feel guilty for trashing a browning banana again. We've got 10 a-peel-ing ways to enjoy the fruit even past its prime.
Start your day oh, so right with a scoop of mashed ripe banana in your French toast. Mix it with cream cheese and top the toast with sugared nuts for -- dare we say -- the best breakfast ever.
Chilled soup (aka the poshest side dish on the planet) is just begging for smooth ripe bananas. Make this sweet and spicy soup by blending the banana with raspberries and minced jalapenos.
It's not every day that a banana, sweet potato, and pineapple walk into a kitchen and come out as a cupcake. Our unconventional cupcake batter is totally delicious, thanks to that leftover ripe banana and warm spices like cinnamon and cloves.
Bananas on the dinner menu? Yes, please. Smoky and sweet grilled fruit kabobs make a smashing side for savory fish.
If you have five ripe bananas to use up, it might be time to make a giant cake. Despite its sprinkled good looks, the real star of this cake is the fruit-filled batter: Bananas and pineapple make ultra-moist and naturally sweet cake.
Take a sad banana and make it a masterpiece. Pair it with golden raisins and swirly cinnamon bagels for the ultimate brunch treat.
If you dream in smoothies, try this creamy creation: Banana, avocado, and Greek yogurt make a healthy, power-packed trio that's a great option for breakfast or lunch.
Rather than shamefully tossing those ripe bananas, celebrate them with a showstopping cake -- it's so much tastier this way. Slather soft banana cake with cream cheese and strawberry filling. Then roll it up and watch it disappear.
Tomato salsa is so last summer. For dressing up fish fillets, we're bananas about refreshing fruit salsa that's chock-full of bananas. A sassy spark of lime makes the fish topper truly divine.