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21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.
07/25/2016 06:00am ET | Updated April 19, 2018

Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re really a blessing, not a curse.

Banana bread wouldn’t be possible without overripe bananas. And that’s not all. Pancakes, smoothies, milkshakes and more are made more irresistible thanks to a banana that’s a few days old. We gathered 21 recipes that back up our claim. Check them out.

1
Banana Bread Pancakes
Foodie Crush
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2
Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake
Averie Cooks
3
Banana Vanilla Soft Serve With Dark Chocolate Drizzle
This Rawsome Life
4
Moist And Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Life Love And Sugar
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5
Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread
Averie Cooks
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6
Coconut Banana Cream Chocolate Truffle Pie With Dulce de Leche
Half Baked Harvest
7
Strawberry Banana Colada Smoothie
Half Baked Harvest
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8
Banana And Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast
Foodie Crush
9
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Averie Cooks
10
Grilled Banana Bread Peanut Butter S'more With Vanilla Marshmallows
Half Baked Harvest
11
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Life Love And Sugar
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12
Banana Cream Pie Blizzards
Minimalist Baker
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13
Banana Slow Cooker Oats
Erin Clarke of Well Plated
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14
Banana Bread With Greek Yogurt Frosting
The Clever Carrot
15
Banana Milkshake
Someday Spoon
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16
Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Gimme Some Oven
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17
Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Averie Cooks
18
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles
Minimalist Baker
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19
Peanut Butter Banana Cake With Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
Desserts With Benefits
20
Fudgy Banana Bars With Vanilla Bean Browned Butter Glaze
Averie Cooks
21
Roasted Banana Cake
The Faux Martha
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