3 recipes you can make with a ripe banana

Do you have a banana left to its fate in the fruit bowl because it’s already past the point of ripeness you like? It’s time to do something with it, but never throw it away. Either put it in the freezer, peeled and crushed, for smoothies and sweets, or prepare an express recipe. Miracles can be done with it!

We are not talking about recipes that need more than one ripe banana. This is the case of banana bread or fried ripe banana cakes, lasagna style but substituting pasta sheets for banana. We are referring to express recipes that can really only be made with a ripe banana and four other things that you usually have in the kitchen.

See below, we share with you three specific examples beginner concoctions that are delicious and this will allow you to take advantage of this ripe banana that survives as best as possible among the rest of the fruits you eat.

microwave cake

The micro is a time-saving ally in the kitchen. And on top of that, just like we’ve been taught on cooking shows, some great cakes or cookies come out too.

A quick and delicious version is this individual cake made in a micro without sugar or various sweeteners. For this mugcake you only need a very ripe large banana (to make it sweeter), two eggs, a tablespoon of oatmeal—if you have flakes you can make your own by grinding them—and a teaspoon of cinnamon.

The recipe is from @fir_happy_sisters who recommend it especially for small children because it is a healthy recipe. You just have to crush the ingredients, place the mixture in a very wide, breakfast-style cup or a cereal bowl and put it in the microwave for two and a half minutes on maximum power (or 15 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees). They serve it with cashew cream, but you can add whatever you like.

Ice cream with two ingredients

With mashed ripe banana and shaken with cocoa powder You can prepare a cream that will serve to make an ideal ice cream express. If you make it this way, without freezing it in a banana first, we recommend that you pop it into a mold with a stick before moving it to the freezer.

But you can also do it the other way around, so you can take it in a “tub” if you want. This is how Elisa Escorihuela, nutritionist and social network promoter, prepares it. He adds a little vanilla essence to the mixture and serves it with crushed walnuts on top.

Another option is to add a pinch of oat drink to the ripe banana and cocoa powder, pour it into molds, and then prepare a dark chocolate coating to dip the ice cream in when it’s frozen. This is how they recommend doing them at The Baby Academy because they are perfect for boys and girls. Of course, they are as healthy for children as for adults and they achieve our goal: take advantage of the ripe banana.


The ripe banana is perfect for making a sweet pancake batter that doesn’t contain sweeteners. Try making @emilycodik’s recipe at home and see how you’ll never throw away a ripe banana again.

He combines it with two tablespoons of oatmeal (or ground oats at home) and a pinch of salt. Also, if you want, you can add cinnamon and other spices at will. For example pepper and cumin to make the pancake version salty.

Once you have the dough, you simply cook it in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat, a few minutes on each side, then top with your favorite combination of ingredients.

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