Inevitably when I buy bananas while grocery shopping, they get hidden in the fruit bowl and turn brown before anyone can eat them. Thankfully, when bananas turn brown, though, they are perfect for baking. If this happens to you, I’m sharing a bunch of simple banana dessert recipes that use overripe bananas.
“My mom used to make a batch of these whenever we would go camping,” reveals Jenny Wemple. “My family and all the other campers would devour them within the first or second day. They’re definitely my all-time favorite cookie.”
Jenny’s Irresistible Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.
Tender, chewy, and cake-like, the flavor of bananas mixed with chocolate chips is amazing. These are banana bread chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and they’re great.
“I took these to work one busy Saturday, and everyone gobbled them up,” explains Rachel Ratliff (Santa Clarita, CA). “I was calling them Salted Peanut Butter Banana Truffles, but that’s a lot of words for some awesome lil balls, and this is more fun!”
Your friends and family will gobble up Rachel’s Salted Monkey Balls.
The soft peanut butter and banana filling is perfect with the salted chocolate outer shell. You won’t be able to eat only one.
“This cake is so moist,” thinks Becky Hudgins (Joshua, TX) of her Chocolate PBJ Banana Upside-Down Dump Cake. “Topped with vanilla ice cream, it is like a sundae.”
This is not your traditional dump cake. I think Elvis would love it.
It’s a moist chocolate cake meshed with a peanut butter banana sandwich. Sliced banana cooks on the bottom and caramelize with peanut butter and jelly. When flipped, it creates a caramel sauce. Kids will love this easy-to-make dessert.
Banana pudding is a favorite of mine. Ashley Staudenmaier (Fernandina Beach, FL) shared her recipe for Healthy Banana Pudding. It’s a lower-sugar, lactose-free banana pudding that is thick and creamy.
“I was given a banana pudding recipe that was super high in calories and fat,” writes Ashley. “I’m very health conscious and tinkered to get this.”
I’ve had issues with soy milk puddings not setting right, but this one sets perfectly. Just sweet enough, vanilla beans make this feel a little decadent.
This recipe makes a small portion, so you won’t be tempted to over-indulge. I loved using regular Nilla wafers to make this feel like traditional banana pudding.
We can’t talk bananas without sharing a banana bread recipe. Crystal W.’s Blueberry-Banana Streusel Bread is yummy and full of banana flavor.
“This is a great twist on regular banana bread,” shares Crystal. “Very moist!”
I love the addition of blueberries to this recipe and how they complement the banana flavor. But the buttery and sugary streusel on top sets this recipe apart and makes this banana bread amazing.
If your family goes bananas for anything banana, surprise them with one of these simple Blue Ribbon dessert recipes. Happy Pinching!