Needing inspiration for those bananas on your counter? Are they minutes away from being claimed by fruit flies? Find 27 uses for brown bananas here!

27 great uses for those brown bananas on your counter!


We go through literally about 4-5 bunches of bananas a week. At least. It’s one of the only things my little man (N) will eat without fail. It was one of his first words, as a matter of fact. “Nah-nah!” He loves them. E loves them. Ben eats one every morning and usually has one with or in his protein shake after he works out. Oh yeah and I’ll eat one occasionally. Only if they’re perfectly greenish-yellow. Ben prefers his a little more brown. The kids love them no matter what. I can barely manage to save a few brown ones to bake with or use in smoothies. I almost always default to my favorite healthy banana bread (see #7 — old post, don’t judge the photos!) but it’s fun to try new things too! Can’t wait to make my way through this list. What do you make with your brown bananas?

  1. Skinny Banana Bread Muffins {Rachel Cooks}
  2. Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Filling {Rachel Cooks}
  3. Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread {Rachel Cooks}
  4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Milkshake {Rachel Cooks}
  5. Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
  6. Banana and Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting {Rachel Cooks}
  7. Reduced Fat Banana Bread {Rachel Cooks}
  8. Vanilla Bean and Brown Sugar Caramelized Banana Jam {Averie Cooks}
  9. Two Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream {Two Peas and Their Pod}
  10. Warm Cinnamon Spiced Bananas {Buns In My Oven}
  11. Easy Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting {Two Peas and Their Pod}
  12. Overnight Slow Cooker, Banana and Coconut Milk Steel Cut Oatmeal {The Yummy Life}
  13. Rum Flambeed Figs and Bananas {Fifteen Spatulas}
  14. Bananas Foster Smoothie {The Messy Baker Blog}
  15. Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze {Amanda’s Cookin’}
  16. One Ingredient Ice Cream {Our Best Bites}
  17. Bananas Foster Popsicles {The Baking Beauties}
  18. Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake {Averie Cooks}
  19. Whole Wheat Banana Muffins {Two Peas and Their Pod}
  20. Cinnamon Peach Banana Bread {Ambitious Kitchen}
  21. Bananas Foster Rice Pudding {Oh Sweet Basil}
  22. Brown Butter Banana Blondies {Healthy.Delicious}
  23. Nutella Banana Cookies {Chef In Training}
  24. Bananas Foster Cream Pie {The Baking Beauties}
  25. Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars {Sally’s Baking Addiction}
  26. Brown Butter Banana Bread Cookies {Tracey’s Culinary Adventures}
  27. Black and White Banana Cake {Taste and  Tell}