Repurpose Overripe Bananas With These 7 Delicious Recipes
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The bright, fresh, and unblemished bananas make you want to buy a bunch when you're out for summer grocery shopping. You keep it on your counter in the fruit basket to eat it as you see. You reach into your fruit bowl and pull out a bunch of bananas, only to realise they’re far too ripe to enjoy on their own.

The shelf life of bananas is very low compared to other fruits. When kept outside of the fridge, they ripen in just 24 hours and start decaying instantly after that. Due to this reason, bananas are sold for a lesser cost than other fruits to make them sell instantly.

Despite being overripe, bananas can be used for making several delicious recipes. From pancakes to desserts, you can make many delectable dishes to repurpose the overripe bananas this summer.

1) Banana Pancakes

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Turn your overripe bananas into fluffy, golden pancakes. Start by creating a smooth banana mash and mix it with flour, eggs, baking powder, and a dash of cinnamon to create the pancake batter. Then ladle the battery on a pan to make pancakes and fry on both sides. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of nuts.

2) Banana Cookies

Transform overripe bananas into soft, chewy cookies. Create a thick mix by mixing bananas with oats, peanut butter, and honey, along with chocolate chips or nuts. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Overripe bananas bring a delightful texture to the cookies creating a wholesome treat.

3) Banana Bread

Create moist, flavorful banana bread using your overripe bananas. All you need to do is mash the bananas well and blend it with flour, sugar, eggs, butter and a hint of vanilla. Then add nuts or chocolate chips to bring that extra texture. Pour the batter into a loaf tin and bake until golden brown. Check with a toothpick and if it comes out clean means the bread is done. Enjoy the slices with a pat of butter.

4) Banana Halwa

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This creative Indian dessert recipe with overripe bananas will blow your mind. Mash up the banana and cook it with ghee, sugar, and cardamom until it thickens and turns golden brown. Add some chopped nuts to bring that extra crunch. The result will be a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth dessert that's perfect to eat both hot and chilled.

5) Banana Pudding

Make creamy banana pudding by mashing overripe bananas and folding them into a mixture of vanilla pudding, milk, and whipped cream.  Layer with vanilla wafers and banana slices in a dish. Chill it until set to make sure the flavours meld together. Eat the chilled decadent dessert while enjoying summer.

6) Banana Ice Cream

What can be better than a chilling ice cream in summer? If you have leftover bananas, you can use them for making delicious ice cream for the entire family. Slice and freeze the bananas, then blend them until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately as a soft-serve treat, or freeze further for a firmer texture. It's a healthy, guilt-free dessert perfect for hot days.

7) Banana Muffins

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Overripe bananas are wonderful for making cakes and muffins. As the bananas are extremely ripe, mushy and deliciously sweeter than regular bananas, the muffins turn out extremely moist and flavorful. Just mix the mashed bananas with flour, sugar, eggs, and a touch of cinnamon.  Spoon the batter into muffin cups and bake until golden brown and fragrant. Enjoy it as a snack for any time of the day.