21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.

25/07/2016 8:00 PM AEST | Updated July 25, 2016 20:00

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.

Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re really a blessing, not a curse.

Banana bread wouldn’t be possible without overripe bananas. And that’s not all. Pancakes, smoothies, milkshakes and more are made more irresistible thanks to a banana that’s a few days old. We gathered 21 recipes that back up our claim. Check them out.

Take Action Now
Join thousands of Americans calling on Congress to pass Rep. Pingree's Food Recovery Act.
Sign the petition at Change.org

More Stories Like This:

Save Your Apple Cores To Make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

9 Ways To Repurpose Stale Bread Into Ridiculously Good Meals

How To Get Twice As Much Use Out Of Fresh Herbs

How To Compost Food Scraps Directly Into Your Yard

The Serious Reason Everyone Should Freeze Their Nuts

Also on HuffPost
Products To Fight Food Waste
More On This Topic