Do you have overripe bananas?
Every time I turn around there are overripe bananas on my counter! What is a person to do with all these bananas without throwing them away? I hate to waste food. Are you looking for something to do with YOUR overripe bananas? You could peel those bananas and freeze them for use later in recipes or use them right now! Turn your overripe bananas into smoothies, pancakes, milkshakes, muffins and more! Let Kelli Foster from The Kitchn show you how.
Turn it into banana bread!
You could take those bananas and make one of my favorites – banana bread. I found this recipe for easy cream cheese banana bread from Averiecooks that is the best! A one-bowl recipe that is easy to mix up and is so very yummy to eat! I make banana bread a lot but I had never tried it with a cream cheese middle. It is a very moist bread with a layer of cheesecake baked right in. I made mine using the melted coconut oil as Averie suggests making it softer and springier than those made with butter. My family made sure it was gone in under 24 hours!
This is what mine looked like before it went into the oven. Take notice I put more banana bread batter on the bottom by accident and did not have enough left over to cover the cream cheese layer.
An hour later it was fresh out of the oven! Doesn’t it look scrumptious? Yum!
Here is a slice of it. You can tell by the way my white layer goes up at the edges that I did not have enough on the top to keep it a straight line. Honestly, I really didn’t care that it wasn’t perfect because it was so delicious!
Whether you try this banana bread recipe or try bananas in something else, I’d love to know how YOU use your overripe fruit! Comment and share.