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Don’t chuck your overripe bananas? Try these 5 Banana Recipes instead 🍌

Don’t chuck your overripe bananas? Try these 5 Banana Recipes instead 🍌

Want to hear a little secret? Every time you throw away a ripe banana as soon as it turns spotty and brown, you throw away all the good stuff in the fruit. 🙊

Not only is throwing away overripe bananas a waste of money; it’s also a loss of many sweet flavours and nutrients hidden under that unattractive brown peel! Not a lot of people like to directly peel and eat a banana that’s turned too ripe, but there’s a lot of ways to incorporate an overripe banana in your sweet and savoury recipes. Here are some ideas. 😵

1. Hearty banana bread

I mean, how can you not? If you happen to be one of the few people who hasn’t attempted to make banana bread this quarantine, this is your call to get in the kitchen and get baking! Banana bread is easy to make, is a perfect snack for any time of the day and tastes outright amazing! 🤤

2. Basically any type of smoothie

This speaks for itself. Many smoothies are actually made with banana because it provides a thick consistency, a whole lot of nutrients and it doesn’t overpower the taste of the whole smoothie. Need a quick way to get rid of your last overripe banana? Why not throw it in your smoothie! 🥤

3. Good old ice cream

Want to impress people by making ice cream at home? Have a go at banana ice cream. It’s really healthy and isn’t way too complicated to make. The best thing about banana ice cream is that you can go nuts with the toppings (pun intended). With nuts, chocolate, peanut butter, caramel and coconut shavings, the possibilities are basically endless. 🍨

Have you ever made your own ice cream?

4. Super easy banana pancakes

Because dieting doesn’t mean you should cut out the good things in life. Make a healthy version of the delicious pancake recipe we all know and love by using bananas as your pancake base. They’re filling, they fuel you with energy and taste like a treat. 🥞

5. Fried banana sticks

When in doubt, just fry it. This ultimate cheat day snack is simply made by frying halved (not split) bananas and placing them on a long skewer. The fun part comes in with the dipping. Whether you choose to dip them in sugar, cinnamon, honey or Nutella, you’re guaranteed to end up with a mouthwatering snack. Yum! 😍

In case you didn’t know, not only can you certainly use overripe bananas, but you can also use the fruit’s peel (if you’re brave enough 😋)! Check out our blog for more articles and yummy banana recipes!

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