11 Delicious Ways to Use Up Bananas Before They Get Overripe
Make Ice Cream Creamier
Fill Your French Toast
Blend with Berries for Soup
Add to Cupcake Batter
It's not every day that a banana, sweet potato, and pineapple enter a kitchen and come out as a delicious cupcake. Thanks to this ripe banana recipe with warm spices like cinnamon and cloves, these mini hummingbird cakes are the perfect sweet treat. You can also try using ripe bananas in our coffee-lovers mocha-filled cupcakes, too.
Make Grilled Kabobs
When trying to figure out what to make with ripe bananas, grilling them is a unique way to go. Smoky and sweet grilled fruit kabobs make an excellent side for savory fish. If using wooden skewers, make sure you soak them in water for 30 minutes.
Sweeten Bread Pudding
Moisten Cake Batter
If you have a lot of ripe bananas to use up, it might be time to make a layered cake or some frosted banana bars. Despite its sprinkled good looks, the real star of this cake is the fruit-filled batter: Bananas and pineapple make a super moist and naturally-sweet cake.
Test Kitchen Tip: For easy slicing and serving, chill your frosted cake for 1 hour before serving.
Power Your Smoothie
Transform the Banana Split
Enjoying a banana split doesn't have to be topped with a scoop of ice cream. Rather than tossing those ripe bananas, whip up this show-stopping cake. In this impressive rolled cake, we've filled a banana sponge cake with cream cheese and strawberry filling.
Upgrade Your Oatmeal
Elvis Presley is known for loving a sandwich that combined peanut butter, banana, and bacon. It's surprisingly delicious (we like it with some apples for crunch), but you can use your ripe bananas to make it in creamy oatmeal form, too. If you like meal-prepping your breakfasts, try using them in overnight oats.