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15 Ways to Use a Black Banana

By Brooke McLay |

photo: Kathy Patalsky

I tend to get a little ambitious about my banana buying. Everytime I buy a bunch of bananas, I’m sure we’ll gnaw our way through them once they hit their four-hour peak of perfection…that ideal moment in time when they are neither green nor bruised, perfectly and ever-so-barely yellow. Apparently, however, that four-hour window happens in three seconds flat, and I’m left with a bin of black bananas before I even remember I’d purchased them in the first place. Good luck. There are more than a few incredible recipes that require a good, overripe banana. From twists on the traditional banana quick bread, to decadent banana cakes and other fun desserts, here are 15 recipes that will use up those black bananas in no time at all!

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15 Ways to Use a Black Banana

Make Banana Flax Bread

Take traditional banana bread to the next level with this beautiful Banana Flax Bread. The simple addition of flax keeps the final loaf moist while lending extra fiber.
Get the recipe for Banana Flax Bread

Looking for the best way to freeze your overripe bananas until you’re ready to use them? Check out our tips on freezing bananas in plastic bags.

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Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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