You might be wondering what to do with those brown, spotty bananas sitting on your counter, but fear not! Overripe bananas are not only great for baking, but they are also packed with nutrients and natural sweetness. These recipes are not only delicious but also nutritious, making them the perfect way to use up those bananas while also providing your body with healthy fuel. So let's dive in and discover some new and exciting ways to enjoy overripe bananas!
1. Banana Bliss Balls
These Banana Bliss Balls are easily made with only a few ingredients you will likely have on hand. They require some rolling, but I promise that won't take long. A hearty, delicious snack at the ready will make all the work worth it! They are packed with bananas, oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It's also suitable for gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free diets. Get the Banana Bliss Balls recipe here.
2. Blackberry Banana Bread
Try this Gluten Free Blackberry Banana Bread for a moist and delicious snack or breakfast. It's sweet, indulgent, and so easy to make. These fresh blackberries added a nice pop of sweetness to each bite. It's ideal for gluten-free diets. Get the Blackberry Banana Bread recipe here.
3. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Craving something sweet at night? Try this Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with only three ingredients. It's creamy, rich and delicious with no dairy and the perfect healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Plus, it's also vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Get the Chocolate Banana Ice Cream recipe here.
4. Gluten Free Banana Cake
This tender and moist Gluten Free Banana Cake can satisfy all your sweet cravings. It's loaded with banana flavor and piled high with a creamy buttercream frosting. The banana and buttermilk keep it super moist, and using Rodelle extract adds so much flavor. Get the Gluten Free Banana Cake recipe here.
5. Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are light and sweet, with lots of mini chocolate chips in every bite. The bananas make them extra moist! These muffins can be stored on the counter for up to a week, but I promise they won't last long. Get the Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe here.
6. Best Ever Gluten Free Banana Bread
This Gluten Free Banana Bread is moist, sweet, tender, and filled with chocolate. It is easily made in one bowl by mashing some ripe bananas and mixing wet and dry ingredients. Your guests will never know it's gluten-free. Get the Gluten-Free Banana Bread recipe here.
7. Banana Chia Pudding
This banana chia pudding is a perfect healthy breakfast or dessert: simple, yummy, and nutritious. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Get the Banana Chia Pudding recipe here.
8. Banana Bread Recipe with Walnuts
This banana bread is delicious, easy and quick to make, safe for many allergies, and you can add many different ingredients to change it up. This recipe can also be vegan, using agave nectar instead of honey, Earth Balance, coconut oil, or applesauce for the butter. Get the Banana Bread with Walnuts recipe here.
9. Coffee Banana Oat Smoothie
If you like coffee and chocolate, you are going to love this healthy Coffee Banana Oat Smoothie. It's like drinking a milkshake for breakfast! Healthy, gluten-free and full of protein to keep you full until lunch. Get the Coffee Banana Oat Smoothie recipe here.
10. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
Make this refreshing Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl for a healthy breakfast or an easy snack in the afternoon. It’s a delicious gluten-free and vegan treat made with just 5 common ingredients in 5 minutes. The endless topping options make this smoothie bowl extra special. Get the Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl recipe here.
11. 3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Muffins
These fluffy 3-ingredient banana oatmeal muffins are easy to make in just 20 minutes, contain healthy, simple ingredients, and will be your favorite go-to breakfast or snack. These can easily be upgraded with chocolate chips, fruit, or nuts! Get the 3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Muffins recipe here.
12. Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread
It's a nutritious quick bread made with whole grain flour, flax, cinnamon and zucchini, and crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. It'll become your new favorite banana bread recipe! Get the Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread recipe here.
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles are the tastiest summer treat on a stick. Hard to believe these homemade treats have no dairy and are made with coconut cream, bananas, and peanut butter. You can feel good about feeding these treats to your kids! It's gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free. Get the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles recipe here.
14. Vegan Oat Flour Pancakes with Bananas
These vegan oat flour pancakes are the perfect healthy breakfast. They are made with ripe bananas. They are cheap and easy to make, and plant-based! Get the Vegan Oat Flour Pancakes with Bananas recipe here.
15. 4 Ingredient Banana Bread Muffins
4 ingredient banana bread muffins are a quick and easy way to enjoy banana bread. All you need is 4 ingredients: bananas, eggs, flour, and sugar. Simply mash the bananas, add the eggs, flour, and sugar, and bake in a muffin tin. The result is moist, fluffy banana bread, perfect for breakfast or a snack. Get the 4 Ingredient Banana Bread Muffins recipe here.
16. Dragonfruit Smoothie
This Dragonfruit Smoothie is healthy and beautiful! It will brighten your morning and keep you charged until lunch. It's gluten-free and vegan, too. Get the Dragonfruit Smoothie recipe here.
17. Cold Buster Citrus Smoothie
Got a cold? It's time to blast it out with this Vitamin C-loaded orange Cold Buster Citrus Smoothie. Fresh, filling and oh-so delicious. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. Get the Cold Buster Citrus Smoothie recipe here.
18. Almond Flour Banana Muffins
These super moist and chocolatey muffins are going to be your new favorite, especially if you want a gluten-free, dairy-free recipe to keep you full! Get the Almond Flour Banana Muffins recipe here.
19. Cookies and Cream Nice Cream
These cookies and cream nice cream is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make. With just three ingredients, you can whip this up before you can say go bananas! Get the Cookies and Cream Nice Cream recipe here.
20. Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie
This gorgeous Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie is loaded with wholesome goodness and fresh fruit flavor. The spirulina powder gives it that gorgeous blue color. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Get the Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie recipe here.
21. Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl
This Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl is full of healthy seasonal goodies to stave off those sweet cravings. It's naturally sweetened with the delicious flavor of pomegranate. Get the Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl recipe here.
22. Instant Pot Banana Cream Custard
This ambrosial banana cream custard is filled with bananas and has a creamy and soft texture, making it a divine dessert. Like a scrumptious pudding in your Instant Pot! Get the Instant Pot Banana Cream Custard recipe here.
23. Pumpkin Banana Muffins
These pumpkin banana muffins are crazy moist, with fragrant Fall spices and gooey chocolate chips - the perfect snack or quick breakfast. Have you been waiting to try making homemade muffins from scratch? Now is the time! Get the Pumpkin Banana Muffins recipe here.
24. Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Pudding
Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Pudding is naturally sweet and creamy. Make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for a quick and healthy snack anytime. It's vegan, paleo, whole-30, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Get the Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Pudding recipe here.
25. Banana Mug Cake
With a heavenly mix of banana and maple syrup, this delicious banana mug cake has to be one of my favorite mug cake recipes. Such an easy recipe that even the kids can have a go. It’ll be ready in just 6 minutes! Get the Banana Mug Cake recipe here.
26. Healthy Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Freshly baked Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are the perfect healthy way to start your day. Bursting with sweet, juicy blueberries and packed with 100% whole grain (gluten-free) oatmeal goodness, these are the best homemade blueberry banana muffins! Get the Healthy Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins recipe here.
27. Banana Mini Muffins
The next time you notice your bananas getting a little brown, whip up a batch of these super moist and absolutely delicious Banana Mini Muffins! They are the perfect bite-size on-the-go breakfast or snack. This easy recipe requires less than 10 ingredients and takes under 30 minutes! Get the Banana Mini Muffins recipe here.
28. Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl
The ultimate healthy dessert for breakfast! This Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl is sweet, satisfying and loaded with nutritious cherries. Bonus: it's also gluten-free! Get the Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl recipe here.
29. Five Ingredient Blender Muffins
Five Ingredient Blender Muffins are a quick, healthy, gluten-free treat your family can grab and take on the run. They are easy to throw in the blender and way healthier than packaged muffins. Get the Five Ingredient Blender Muffins recipe here.
30. Banana Bread without Baking Soda
Did you know you can achieve a fluffy texture and tender crumb in your banana bread without baking soda? While many quick bread recipes rely on this ingredient for the proper lift, your delicious banana bread doesn't need it! This easy banana bread is the perfect go-to recipe whether you've run out of baking soda. Get the Banana Bread without Baking Soda recipe here.
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