12 Ways to Use Up Overripe Bananas (That Aren't Banana Bread)

If you've got overripe bananas, we feel for you. The good news? We have 12 creative recipes and banana bread isn't one.

Banana Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Like frangipane, the filling in this tart is cakey. But instead of almonds, it tastes like hazelnuts and mashed banana.

Banana Blondies

Peanut butter makes a perfect partner, but feel free to swap it for smooth almond or cashew butter. Before baking, try decorating these rich, fudgy blondies with sliced bananas.

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

"Growing up in the south, I know banana pudding and this is the real deal. The pudding was so easy to make and sweet and creamy. My favorite way to eat it is warm with a cold glass of milk."


Banana Oat Pancakes

While these flapjacks taste good with butter and maple syrup, they also go great with a bit of cream cheese on top. Freeze them in batches and eat them throughout the week!

Soft Chocolate & Banana Granola Bars

Bananas mingle with chocolate chips and mixed seeds in this soft granola bar to make the ultimate power snack!

Tunnel of Fudge Banana Cake

"I loved the fudgy chocolate filling in this cake, it was a delicious addition to an already great chocolate cake and was akin to a hidden layer of frosting in the middle of the cake."

-Izy Hossack

Banana & Rum Caramel Cake

If you thought bananas and caramel tasted good together, just wait until you add a shot of rum to this single-layer cake.

Banana Whoopie Pies

These cakey banana oat cookies are sandwiched together with tangy cream cheese frosting.

Banoffee Pie

This classic British dessert is incredibly easy to assemble. Plus, you don't even need to bake it!

Banana & Peanut Butter Baked Doughnuts

There's nothing better than a mini doughnut to go with your cup of coffee. These ones are glazed with peanut butter, but feel free to use the nut butter of your choosing.

Banana & Walnut Roll Cake

Put the cream cheese on the warm banana cake, then roll it all up! Add chopped walnuts for a bit of a crunch.

Banana & Coconut Baked French Toast

This overnight option is the best when it comes to brunch for a crowd. Garnish with flaked coconut and a dollop of coconut yogurt.