2 Recipes to Save Those Over-Ripened Bananas!

Are your over-ripened bananas driving YOU bananas? I purchased these this week and had every intention of using them. Here it is Saturday morning and yep…there they sat. The idea of those bananas rotting away got to me, so I decided to make up a couple of recipes for over ripened bananas. These recipes are quick and easy – and because they require just a blender for preparation, there’s no big mess to clean up! Hope you enjoy these like we do.
recipes for over ripened bananas

Recipes for Over Ripened Bananas

Banana Oatmeal Chia Seed Smoothies

Here’s what you need:

  • A blender
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (not instant) – cooked
  • 2 cups Almond Milk (I use unsweetened, but you can use Vanilla or Coconut if you like)
  • 2 teaspoons of Chia seeds (ground flaxseed would also work)
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Raw honey – I add this to the oatmeal after it’s cooked – add as much or as little as you like
recipes for over ripened bananas

Directions: Combine all ingredients into blender but the ice. Blend until they’re smooth then add ice a few cubes at a time. My blender has a spout so I put them in through there. I blend for about two minutes.

Pour and enjoy!

recipes for over ripened bananas
Flourless Banana Oatmeal Muffins

If you feel like baking, but don’t want a big mess or hassle, these are for you!

Preheat Oven to 400°F

Here’s what you need:

  • A blender or food processor (I used my Ninja blender)
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (not instant)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar (or equivalent substitute)
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking SODA
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking POWDER
  • Cooking spray (I used Pam Olive Oil Spray)
  • Muffin tin

Note: I wouldn’t use paper liners, but silicone liners could work. I sprayed my muffin tin and these came out okay after cooling. I did have to use a knife around the edges to loosen.

recipes for over ripened bananas

Directions: Put all ingredients but the oatmeal into blender or food processor and blend. Then add oatmeal. I added it about 1/2 a cup at a time. Blend until the oats are smooth.

Since my blender has a pour spot, I poured the batter directly into my muffin tin. I also did some chocolate shavings on half of the muffins. Totally optional:

recipes for over ripened bananas

Bake for 20-25 minutes. I did twenty minutes and that was plenty. Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy! These taste like banana bread so you could also add nuts for a banana nut bread taste.

recipes for over ripened bananas

If you have any great recipes for over-ripened bananas please leave them in the comments. Have a great weekend, everyone!