Using Up Overripe Bananas

I usually buy a large bunch of bananas from Costco each time I grocery shop.  Typically they get eaten up before they start to get too ripe.  But occasionally I find myself with several bananas that need to be used up in a hurry.  Most often I make banana bread. It is easy to make, freezes well and my family loves it.  But sometimes I get a bit more creative.  Here is what I recently made with my overripe bananas: 

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Banana Cream Cheese Pie

Banana Strawberry Kefir Smoothies

Banana Bread

Banana Cake 

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 

If you have some bananas that are getting too ripe and you donít have time to deal with them you can freeze them.  I have done this many times.  I peel the bananas and put them in zip type bags.  I typically put 2 bananas per bag as this seems like the typical amount for most recipes.  The bananas will turn brown when you defrost them, but they work just fine in banana breads, muffins, pancakes, etc..  If you want to use them smoothies simply add them when they are still frozen. 



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