Food – Very Cool Ways To Use Up Old Bananas

Make banana bread.

Make banana bread (duh).

This recipe from Smitten Kitchen is not bad at all — it’s super moist without being smooshy, and the bourbon adds everything you hope it will (rum works too).

Source: smittenkitchen.com

Freeze bananas and turn them into magic healthy soft-serve.

Freeze bananas and turn them into magic healthy soft-serve.

Peel the bananas and cut them into chunks before freezing. When you want ice cream, dump a couple handfuls into a food processor and whiz until they turn into creamy goodness. You can amp it up with peanut butter and chocolate sauce, or find more ideas here.

Source: rachelysanders

Or blend a peanut butter-chocolate chip banana milkshake.

Or blend a peanut butter-chocolate chip banana milkshake.

Recipe here.

Source: thekitchn.com

Make a no-bake banana cheesecake.

Make a no-bake banana cheesecake.

Recipe here.

Source: thekitchn.com

Whip up healthy instant chocolate pudding with avocado, banana, and peanut butter.

Whip up healthy instant chocolate pudding with avocado, banana, and peanut butter.

Recipe here.

Source: texanerin.com

You can also get a little schmancier with this coconut caramel banana pudding.

You can also get a little schmancier with this coconut caramel banana pudding.

Recipe here.

Or keep it simple: smoothies!

Or keep it simple: smoothies

There’s essentially no smoothie on earth that doesn’t benefit from the addition of a ripe banana (freeze it first if you like it a little frosty).

Smoothies foreverrrrrrrrr…

Smoothies foreverrrrrrrrr...

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie (with a banana for good measure)

Bake this gorgeous caramel banana cake.

Bake this gorgeous caramel banana cake.

Recipe here.

Source: thekitchn.com

Or some adorable (and flourless) banana-chocolate pudding cakes.

Or some adorable (and flourless) banana-chocolate pudding cakes.

With coconut whipped cream on top, yum. Recipe here.

Mash a few into banana pancakes.

Mash a few into banana pancakes.

Recipe here.

Bake muffins.

Bake muffins.

Bonus points for a Nutella swirl.

Add ‘nana power to cookies.

Add 'nana power to cookies.

Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Old bananas + extra zucchini = the ultimate produce-dump cake.

Old bananas + extra zucchini = the ultimate produce-dump cake.

Banana Zucchini Pudding Cake with Vanilla Browned Butter Glaze

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