Bananas Just Aren’t for Monkeys

Recently I found myself with a large bunch of ripe bananas sitting on my kitchen counter.  Soon muffins were baking in my oven and the rest were prepped for the freezer.  

Bananas - Freezing

Here are a few recipes the next time you need some ideas that involve this fruit.

Banana Muffins - Big and SmallBanana Muffins – I added zest from a fresh orange and 1 tsp of almond extract for a little something extra.   And speaking of something a LITTLE extra – don’t forget to save some batter for some mini muffins for those sweet tiny hands you love.

Banana Muffin MixNote – Measure out the dry ingredients while you have everything out and make your own muffin mixes.  Store in the freezer.  Next time you want to make banana muffins – add the wet ingredients and your home will soon smell delicious.

Strawberry-Banana Better Than Ice Cream
Strawberry-Banana Better Than Ice Cream – This recipe will utilize frozen bananas. Peel bananas, cut in pieces, lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in freezer until frozen. Store in zip lock bag in freezer. 

Banana Cake - 4x6
Banana Cake – A moist cake with a smooth buttercream frosting.  Need a cake in the future – Bake this cake – cool – wrap well and then when you are ready – thaw and frost.

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie – Utilizing those frozen bananas again. Can be make with or without protein powder.

I’d love to hear if you have a special recipe you like to use bananas in.



  1. I love having fresh bananas in my cereal. Hubby loves banana bread and muffins too. Hugs!

  2. Freezing is such a great idea…thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop…makes me go bananas!!

  3. Oh, now that banana cake looks fantastic! Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party

  4. I freeze sliced bananas when they get too ripe. I’ll pull them out and use them for banana bread and smoothies. Your recipes looks delish. Thanks for sharing at the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. I hope you’ll join us again this week.

    • Hi Nicky,
      Thanks for stopping by – You are right they work well in smoothies. I just used some in my chocolate, almond butter, spinach and banana protein smoothie this morning for breakfast.