One of the most popular searches on my blog every single week is from readers looking for healthy banana recipes.
I know bananas are such a polarizing food – you either love them or hate them! Personally, I love them not just for the taste, but also because they’re so perfect for sweetening recipes naturally, without any added sugar. Often referred to as “nature’s candy bar,” bananas offer a host of important nutrients (potassium, vitamin B, fiber, etc.), and I always make sure to have a few on hand for using in smoothies, brownies, oatmeal, healthy fudge, cakes, pies, ice cream recipes, and other healthy desserts or breakfasts. If you ever find yourself with extra bananas on hand, here are 30 delicious ways to use them up!
Healthy Banana Recipes
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Tip: If you ever have overripe bananas that you aren’t yet ready to eat, don’t throw them away, even if they’ve turned brown. You can absolutely freeze bananas for later use. Simply peel, cut into a few pieces, and freeze in a single layer in an airtight container. The frozen bananas are great for making banana soft serve, or you can thaw them and use in baked goods as well. Or heat the ripe banana until it’s all nice and caramelized–I call this The Melted Banana Trick–then stir into oatmeal instead of sugar or spread on toast to make the best peanut butter banana sandwich of your life.
Do you have any favorite ways to use bananas? Or suggestions for more easy banana recipes you’d like to see that aren’t on this list? Personally, I think this post could really use some more brownies! But then again, I think every post could use more brownies. Also maybe granola bars or cinnamon rolls?