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10 Ways to Use up Mushy Bananas (That Aren't Banana Bread)

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They're one of the most popular—if not the most popular—fruits in the world. They're cheap and delicious and sweet and good for you. They're so beloved they have songs written about them (sort of). Chances are good that there's a bunch getting freckly (or worse) on your countertop now. Shake off your banana bread habit and tackle your mushy bananas with these 10 recipes.

Banana Cake with Penuche Frosting by Lindsay-Jean Hard

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Cake

 

Gluten-Free Banana Flapjacks by Weird & Ravenous

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Flapjacks

 

Frozen Banana Daiquiri by Erik Lombardo

Daiquiri

 

Frozen Bananas Dipped in Mexican Chocolate Ganache and Spicy Honeyed Peanuts by indieculinary

Frozen

 

Morning Date Smoothie by AGIRLANDAPIG

Dates

More: Go for the green with this avocado-banana smoothie.

 

Roasted Banana Paletas by Nicholas Day

Pops

 

Lil's Favorite One Bite Banana Cookies by gingerroot

Cookies

 

Chocolate-Date Cake Topped with Roasted Banana Ice Cream by Sarah Jampel

Cake

 

Banana Butterscotch Pudding by Yossy Arefi

Pudding

More: Merrill's take on a classic banana pudding.

 

Bananas, Brown Sugar, and Cream by Posie Harwood

Cream

What do you do with bananas headed south? Tell us in the comments.


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