We often buy too many and unfortunately, they ripen quickly. These are the famous yellow bananas that turn brown when overripe; and our adoration for this fruit we cherish collapses. It’s simple: eating them can turn us off. So, what to do? To throw them! That’s out of the question, it’s uneconomical and wasteful … So, we’ll find creative ways to accommodate them. If you too have experienced this inconvenience with your bananas, follow us to use these anti-waste tips and continue to reap their benefits.

What to do with overripe bananas? Recipes to try and take over

If you too have bananas that have turned soft and black at high speed, there are many ways to reuse them. Appetizing recipes, masks for skin and hair… It is even possible to use the peel in the garden; recycling committed in zero-waste mode… So, there is no question of throwing away!

You can prepare a dessert with ripe bananas

To avoid food waste, there is nothing better than to prepare sweet desserts to your ripe bananas, but it is better with organic bananas!   With these delicious recipes, we agree, we enjoy the banana instead of throwing it away.

Damaged or overripe banana: how about banana pancakes?

For a breakfast full of energy, banana pancakes are ideal. For this you will need the following ingredients:

  • 9 oz almond flour
  • 1 very ripe organic banana
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 oz vegetable butter
  • 16 fl oz almond milk
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 1 pinch of brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt

For the preparation:

  • Mix the eggs, the ripe banana, the flour, a little salt, the baking powder, the almond milk and the melted butter in a blender with the sugar;
  • Let stand for 30 minutes;
  • Place small ladles of batter in a preheated pancake pan and cook until bubbles form.
  • Flip the pancake and bake for a few more seconds;
  • For even more enjoyment, you can serve your pancakes with maple syrup.

Not sure what to do with overripe bananas? Why not flambé bananas!

Hmm! It’s a real treat. To prepare this recipe, just slice the ripe bananas and brown them in a pan with a little water. Then flambé them with a little rum. And the flambéed bananas are ready and can be served with vanilla ice cream if you like.

If you don’t know what to do with very ripe bananas, try the banana bread

This is the quintessential gourmet recipe. To prepare the banana bread, simply mash the very ripe bananas or just mash them with a fork and add them to the cake batter like a thick puree. You can also add chocolate chips. You don’t have to add sugar! Great, no!

If you want to know how to eat overripe bananas, make delicious lollipops

Start by mashing your organic bananas and then mix them with plain yogurt, preferably. Pour the concoction into ice cream molds and place in the freezer for 2 hours. This is super easy and delicious. What a refreshing treat if you are looking for frozen delights!

You can use a very ripe banana to bring out your beauty

Do you have dull skin and limp hair? So what? The banana is there to save you the bet and especially yours mine. Rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, without forgetting its potassium and zinc content, the banana is the main ingredient for homemade beauty recipes and treatments. Repaired epidermis, reduced acne and silky hair … This is what this yellow fruit promises you.

Take your banana and follow us to give you beauty tips that will make you smile …

A mask to reduce wrinkles and brighten the skin

Mash the very ripe banana peel with a fork and apply the pulp to the entire facial skin. Want a more nourishing mask? Add a teaspoon of honey and mashed avocado. Let dry for a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. You can even apply the peel of the banana to reap the benefits. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin right after applying this hydrating mask.

A hair mask: flexibility and shine are here

Your hair is damaged, and you want to moisturize, repair and strengthen it at the same time? A ripe banana and a vegetable oil of your choice will help.

  • Mash a very ripe banana to avoid lumps;
  • Add a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix everything;
  • Apply strand by strand to dry hair;
  • Wrap your hair in a shower cap;
  • Leave on for about thirty minutes;
  • Wash your hair as usual and don’t forget your favorite mask!

What else can you do with ripe bananas in everyday life?

In order not to throw them away, use them to relieve certain inconveniences of daily life.

  • Shine shoes with ripe banana peel

Well, it is possible! Rub your shoes with the inner peel of the banana and they will become shiny. Then wipe them with a dry cloth. No polish is needed, the banana does all the work.

  • Polish silver and jewelry? Of course with the banana

Clean silver forks and knives under Forget your jewelry with banana peel. Then wipe it off and you’re done!

  • And my garden?

Yes! Houseplants, plants in your garden and even your vegetable patch can benefit from banana compost. To do this, add banana peel pieces to the compost of your plants and strengthen the vegetation in your garden.

You can also bury banana peel pieces in the pot of your plants to add nutrients to your roses and green plants, fertilizing them. Did you know that banana peels repel aphids? Don’t hesitate to bury them in the soil of trees and shrubs to protect them from pests.

An overripe banana is never a waste! With these tips you will no longer consider the ripe banana as waste.