6 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

It's no secret: overripe bananas are best for banana bread!


Spotty, overripe bananas have a place in your kitchen because they're best used for making banana bread. Here, 6 recipes you can try:

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

This loaf is not only packed with flavor, it also keeps moist for days.

Banana Cinnamon Muffin

Cinnamon adds a nice touch to these filling muffins.

Banana Bread With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

The lemon cream cheese frosting makes this loaf extra decadent.

Banana Walnut Bread

The easy 2-step recipe you should be using for banana bread!

Chocolate Marble Banana Bread

Take your fave banana bread a notch higher by swirling melted chocolate in the batter.

Banana Loaf

This sweet loaf can be eaten at either room temperature or sliced straight from storing in the refrigerator.


1. Using overripe or spotty bananas gives the best flavor.

2. Mash bananas to a chunky pulp, don’t puree.

3. Using brown sugar gives a rich, almost molasses-like flavor to the bread.

4. Go the extra mile with toppings: nuts add a nice crunch and texture.

If you don't have an oven, you can also make a single-serve banana bread in minutes in using the microwave:

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