3 Delicious Mashed Banana Recipes You Must Try

By Harita Patil|3 - 4 mins read| January 02, 2024


Bananas are naturally loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. But do you also throw away the overripe bananas on your kitchen counter? Now, you won’t need to do so anymore! Read this article to explore three delicious recipes using overripe bananas that are not only delightful but also healthy. Continue reading further how you can transform those overripe bananas into culinary delights.

Banana Bread

This classic banana bread recipe is loved by adults and kids alike. Here’s what you will need to prepare the perfect banana bread.

  • 3-4 mashed overripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • Chocolate chips, dried nuts (optional)

Read and follow the instructions given below carefully.

  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and grease the baking tray.
  • Add the mashed bananas, vanilla extract, sugar, and butter to the mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Now add all purpose flour, baking soda and salt and gently fold the mixture until it is just combined.
  • Add chocolate chips or dried nuts as per your choice.
  • Pour the batter into the greased baking tray and bake for about 60 minutes.
  • Once done, let it cool.
  • Slice it and serve. Enjoy!

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes is another delightful option that your kids will love in breakfast or as a snack. To make this, you will need the following ingredients.

  • 2-3 mashed, overripe bananas
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

Now follow the procedure given below.

  • Add mashed bananas, buttermilk, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract and whisk the ingredients together.
  • Add all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.
  • Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Start by pouring ¼ cup of batter into the heated pan and cook until you see the bubbles on one side. Flip and cook the other side similarly until the pancake turns golden brown.
  • The fluffy banana pancakes are ready. Serve them with sliced bananas and drizzle honey or maple syrup over it.

Banana and Oatmeal Cookies

Banana and Oatmeal cookies are everon’s favorite and you’ll be surprised to know that you can prepare them using overripe bananas. Here’s the list of ingredients.

  • 2 mashed, overripe bananas
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter or any butter of your choice
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or dried nuts

Here’s how you can make it.

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line the baking tray with a parchment paper.
  • Combine the mashed bananas, oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips or dried nuts, and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl.
  • Now drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the baking tray and press them lightly to give them the desired cookie shape.
  • Bake for about 13-14 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool. Enjoy!

Don’t let the ripe bananas go to waste anymore! From banana pancakes to banana oatmeal cookies, enjoy these delightful recipes loaded with the richness and sweetness of bananas.

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Harita Patil

Last Updated: Tue Jan 02 2024

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