What can I make with ripe bananas? 5 easy ideas…

Did you know around 1.4 million bananas are thrown away every day!  Here are a few ideas to make sure they get eaten and end up in bellies not bins.

Bananas are a great source of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 & C, magnesium and manganese and make an ideal snack in between meals.

Banana Bread Rolls

Use a rolling in to roll a piece of bread flat.

Spread  butter/honey/peanut butter/jam/nutella on the bread.

Place the banana on the bread and roll it up.

Slice in to manageable chunks.

Banana and Egg Pancakes

Mash a banana and add to two whisked eggs.  If you wish add rolled oats, cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon or vanilla essence.

Spoon a small dollop of mixture into a frying pan.

Cook for several minutes on either side until golden.

Banana Blitz Ice Cream

Freeze any over ripe bananas in chunks.

Remove from freezer and blitz in a blender with a teaspoon of cocoa powder or a tablespoon of peanut butter for instant ice cream. Add a tablespoon of milk for each banana.

Banana Slush

Take one ripe banana and half a mug of frozen berries and blitz in a blender with a little water or milk.

Banana Balls

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 small/medium mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup flaxseeds/coconut/chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

 Mix into a stiff ball.

Take a small lump and roll it into a ball.  If too sticky add more oats or coconut.  (If too dry add a little peanut butter or oil).

Roll balls in coconut, chocolate powder or sesame seeds.


  • 125g brown sugar
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 1 egg (or 4 tbsp aquafaba)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 75g melted butter or oil

Whisk the egg/aquafaba and the sugar together.

Add a mashed ripe banana and mix.

Stir in all the dry ingredients.

Whisk in the melted butter or oil.

Place the mix into a small/medium loaf tin (or divide between muffin cases).

Place loaf tin into a preheated oven at 180C for about 30-35 minutes.

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