17 Delicious Ways To Use Up Old Bananas

via Rachel Sanders – BuzzFeed

1. Make banana bread (duh).

Make banana bread (duh).

This recipe from Smitten Kitchen is my favorite — it’s super moist without being smooshy, and the bourbon adds everything you hope it will (rum works too).

2. Freeze bananas and turn them into magic healthy soft-serve.

Freeze bananas and turn them into magic healthy soft-serve.

Peel the bananas and cut them into chunks before freezing. When you want ice cream, dump a couple handfuls into a food processor and whiz until they turn into creamy goodness. You can amp it up with peanut butter and chocolate sauce, or find more ideas here.

3. Or blend a peanut butter-chocolate chip banana milkshake.

Or blend a peanut butter-chocolate chip banana milkshake.

Recipe here.

4. Make a no-bake banana cheesecake.

Make a no-bake banana cheesecake.

Recipe here.

5. Whip up healthy instant chocolate pudding with avocado, banana, and peanut butter.

Whip up healthy instant chocolate pudding with avocado, banana, and peanut butter.

Recipe here.

6. You can also get a little schmancier with this coconut caramel banana pudding.

You can also get a little schmancier with this coconut caramel banana pudding.

Recipe here.

7. Or keep it simple: smoothies!

Or keep it simple: smoothies!

There’s essentially no smoothie on earth that doesn’t benefit from the addition of a ripe banana (freeze it first if you like it a little frosty). More ideas here.

8. Smoothies foreverrrrrrrrr…

Smoothies foreverrrrrrrrr...

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie (with a banana for good measure)

9. Bake this gorgeous caramel banana cake.

Bake this gorgeous caramel banana cake.

Recipe here.

10. Or some adorable (and flourless) banana-chocolate pudding cakes.

Or some adorable (and flourless) banana-chocolate pudding cakes.

With coconut whipped cream on top, yum. Recipe here.

11. Mash a few into banana pancakes.

Mash a few into banana pancakes.

Recipe here.

12. Bake muffins.

Bake muffins.

Bonus points for a Nutella swirl.

13. Add ‘nana power to cookies.

Add 'nana power to cookies.

Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

14. These healthy banana-oatmeal cookies are gluten-free and take about five minutes to put together.

These healthy banana-oatmeal cookies are gluten-free and take about five minutes to put together.

Recipe here.

15. Old bananas + extra zucchini = the ultimate produce-dump cake.

Old bananas + extra zucchini = the ultimate produce-dump cake.

Banana Zucchini Pudding Cake with Vanilla Browned Butter Glaze

16. Mash a whole bunch and make sweet, crispy banana fritters.

Mash a whole bunch and make sweet, crispy banana fritters.

YUM. Recipe here.

17. Chop a couple bananas and stir them into your oatmeal.

Chop a couple bananas and stir them into your oatmeal.

 

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