Tuesday Tip: What to Do with Overripe Bananas

We’ve all been there: We buy a big bundle of bananas for our monkeys, er, I mean children… and before you know it, they’ve become too brown and soft for your picky eaters (or even you, at this point) to eat.


So what now? Bananas are an excellent source of Vitamins B6, and also provides Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Instead of pitching the bananas in the trash or the compost, try some of the options on this list to use up the bananas you thought you lost!

If you are wanting to save the bananas for baking, but don’t have the time to bake Right Now! then you can put the bananas in the freezer in a well-sealed container or Ziploc bag until you’re ready to use them. Unlike other frozen fruit that I use to bake, I definitely let bananas defrost before using them. I often drain liquid from the defrosted bananas as well, as that can add a great amount of liquid to the mixture.

~ Theresa