What are your favorite recipes for over-ripe bananas beyond the usual banana bread/muffin recipes? We had some redundancy in our shopping trips last week. :)

  • Posted by: iuzzini
  • October 17, 2010


Susie October 18, 2010
I'm a fiend for banana shakes. It would come out very liquidy, but my weird and favorite thing is to make a shake using only milk. Then pour it in a glass, add your favorite cereal or granola, and eat with a spoon. I've never met anyone else who does this but hopefully will after posting it here :)
iuzzini October 18, 2010
mmm thanks everyone! we made banana pancakes (we got into this mess because of our penchant for peanut butter-banana sandwiches). Delish! Looking forward to trying some of the french toast and ice cream recipes- and the savory ones too. :)
foongfest October 18, 2010
Ditto on the ice-cream bit. I got the idea from David Lebovitz hereL

melissav October 18, 2010
I freeze them whole in the peel. I think use them in smoothies. My favorite is to mix (for 2 people) a frozen banana and a heaping handful each of frozen strawberries and blueberries with pineapple juice. Perfect snack.
Verdigris October 18, 2010
I peel and slice and then freeze them. For a quick dessert, toss about two cups of the frozen slices into a 4-cup food processor. Process until blended and smooth. Makes a delightful ice cream substitute without all the calories or the fuss!
drbabs October 18, 2010
I can't believe I forgot about this and it's my own recipe. Here's a recipe for bananas foster over french toast. It is delicious and sinful:
AmandaE October 18, 2010
If they are more on the side of mushy go for Banana Pancakes! Another great option are bananoids, but those work best for still solid bananas. Just melt some chocolate and dip the bananas into the chocolate. For some added fun roll them in nuts or sprinkles before setting on wax paper. Place in the freezer, wait a few hours and enjoy!
pauljoseph October 18, 2010

Try This recipe
Banana Kheer (dessert made with over ripped banana)
3 ripe bananas

2 tbsp ghee(clarified butter)

2 tbsp, coconut chips

3 seeds of cardamom

100 grms jaggery (Molasses)

2 cup milk

Peel and remove the seeds from the bananas. Steam cook and mash them
In a pan add ghee and the mashed bananas and fry for 10-15 minutes.
Add I cup coconut milk and cardamom seed
Meanwhile melted the sieved jaggery. Keep stirring till it becomes thick liquid.
Pour the molasses liquid over the banana coconut mixture stir and cook for few minute

Add the remaining coconut milk
Garnish with fried coconut chips

Serve Hot.
Mr_Vittles October 18, 2010
Mashed up in some oatmeal, the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich, or a in a smoothie.
iuzzini October 17, 2010
:) You had me at french toast. That sounds great! Thanks.
betteirene October 17, 2010
How over-ripe are they? If they're close to being mushy, throw them in the freezer and make banana bread or smoothies with them. (I like smoothies better with very, very ripe bananas that have been frozen because they don't have that gluey texture and taste.)

If your bananas are ripe but still sliceable, have stuffed french toast for dinner: Put sliced bananas between two pieces of bread and press together. Dip into your usual French toast batter. Fry or saute as usual. Serve with butter and syrup. Or you can do what they do as DisneyWorld and deep fry the dipped sandwich, roll it in cinnamon sugar, and serve it with butter and syrup.
iuzzini October 17, 2010
Mmm ice cream!
drbabs October 17, 2010
Ice cream. Smoothies. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Banana pudding. Cream pie. Pancakes.
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