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Unique Uses for Overripe Bananas

Don't know what to do with those overripe bananas? Instead of composting them, try out these creative and tasty solutions!

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Make your own homemade ice cream with overripe bananas, milk, and cinnamon.


  • 3 overripe bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Blend frozen bananas, milk, and cinnamon in a blender until fully blended.
  2. Freeze mixture in the freezer for a few hours.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Banana Bread

A classic recipe for using up too-soft bananas.


  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add melted butter, baking soda, salt, sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Add flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Banana Pancakes

A tasty twist on a classic breakfast dish.


  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Mash the banana and whisk in the egg.
  2. Add the flour, milk, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips (if using).
  4. Heat a greased pan over medium heat.
  5. Add spoonfuls of batter to the pan and cook until bubbles form on the surface.
  6. Flip and cook until lightly browned on both sides.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Serve with butter and syrup.

Banana Pudding

A unique twist on chocolate pudding.


  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine mashed bananas, melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, egg, and flour in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 9-inch pie dish.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until solid.
  5. Cool and serve for breakfast or dessert!

These are just a few creative and delicious ways to use up overripe bananas. Don't let those browned bananas go to waste!

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