Over ripe bananas

Do you end up with over ripe bananas that you forgot about eating before then? The skin of the peel are blotchy with dark spots and the fruit itself has become a bit mushy. You don’t have to toss them away because there are ways that you can use them to make delicious recipes that are healthy and not wasting good bananas. You probably already know that they are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as

  • Vitamin B6 – .5 mg
  • Manganese – .3 mg
  • Vitamin C – 9 mg
  • Potassium – 450 mg
  • Dietary Fiber – 3g
  • Protein – 1 g
  • Magnesium – 34 mg
  • Folate – 25.0 mcg
  • Riboflavin – .1 mg
  • Niacin – .8 mg
  • Vitamin A – 81 IU
  • Iron – .3 mg

Round-up of Over Ripe Banana Recipes

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
via Martha Stewart

Of course banana bread is one of the main recipes that are used with over ripe bananas and there are so many recipes you can try out. Yet, we think that you will love this version. It may appear plain, but the first bite will tell you otherwise.

No Cook Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
via TexanErin

This sounds new and delicious, but the kicker you wouldn’t guess would be in this recipe is added avocado. Yes, peanut butter and bananas go together, but adding avocado to the duo…hmm? Give this a go and you will be snacking down in five minutes.

Banana Soft Serve
via GreenLittleBites

All you need is two ingredients, bananas and vanilla. Puree frozen bananas, add a bit of vanilla and then throw it into the freezer for a simple frozen treat.

Banana Pancakes
via Once Upon a Chef

You can’t beat warm, homemade pancakes on a Sunday morning. Mash a few bananas into the mix and there you have it, delicious banana pancakes.

Date Coconut & Banana Granola
via My Happy Place

Have a bowl of granola with crunchy bananas, sweet coconut and chewy dates as your morning breakfast or a midday snack. You can add it on top of plain or vanilla yogurt.

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