25+ Ways To Eat And Use Manky Bananas

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25+ Ways To Eat And Use Manky Bananas

There’s no doubt that bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world, but what do you do when they start to go brown and spotty? Most people would just throw them away, but there are actually lots of ways to use them! Here are 25+ recipes and ideas for using up those manky bananas. Enjoy!

I love a good banana, you can almost always find some at my house lying at the dining table or at the kitchen.

Bananas are one of the most delicious and affordable fruits out there. I love how convenient it is to buy bananas and how filling it is when I want a quick and healthy snack. However, it goes bad in just a couple of days. I can’t count how many times they have gone black and gross in my fruit bowl….  Well, NOT ANYMORE!

I got stressed about having to throw them away – it’s like I’m throwing away money! So I googled on how to make sure I use them up before they fully go bad.

Here are easy-peasy ways to use up your manky bananas!

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How to Freeze Manky Banana’s:

When your banana’s are just past the point that you wouldn’t eat one anymore – peel them and pop them in a ziplock bag and place in the freezer.  You can cut them up into bite sized pieces if you like to make it easier to pop them into a smoothie.

Banana’s freeze remarkedly well for up to six months.

Recipes That Use Manky Bananas:

Manky bananas are those brown, spotty bananas that no one wants to eat. But before you throw them away, consider using them in recipes! Manky bananas can add a delicious caramelized flavour to smoothies, breads, and other dishes. So don’t let those ugly bananas go to waste – try using them in recipes today! Just before they go bad, use them to whip up these delicious banana recipes!

1. Chocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie

Perfect for breastfeeding Mumma Bears, or just a bloody delicious Smoothie recipe to enjoy any time you like.  Chocolate and Banana together are just freaking delicious – and if you keep some of those manky bananas in the freezer, you can make this whenever you like!

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You’re in the kitchen, looking at a bunch of manky bananas that are just begging to be used in some way, shape or form. But you don’t want to make banana bread again. And then it hits you…why not make a chocolate and banana boobie smoothie?!?

This delightful treat is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. First, take your manky bananas and cut them into small pieces. Then, add them to a blender with some milk, ice cream, and chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth, pour into glasses, and enjoy! Just be sure to warn your roommates or family members before you start whipping up this delectable treat, as they may not be expecting to see a half-naked man in the kitchen!

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2. Saucy Slow Cooked Banana Cake (With Syrup!)

If you’ve ever had a recipe fail because your bananas were too manky, this one’s for you. This saucy slow-cooked banana cake is perfect for those overripe bananas that you were planning to throw out. The syrup helps to keep the cake moist and flavorful, and the slow cooking process ensures that the cake is cooked through without drying out.

Just be sure to use a good quality nonstick pan, as the sauce can make cleanup tricky. And if you’re feeling really indulgent, top the cake with some whipped cream or ice cream before serving. Bon appetit!

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3. Banana Oat Bites

Banana Oat Bites are a healthy snack option for those looking for something sweet and satisfying. Made with just three ingredients – manky bananas, oats and dates – these bites are perfect for on-the-go or after a workout. And best of all, they’re vegan and gluten-free.

I have to say that I was thrilled with the flavour of these bites. The manky bananas really made them taste quite awesome, and the oats add much in terms of flavour or texture. If you’re looking for a healthy snack option, there are better options out there than Banana Oat Bites.

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4. Raw Banana and Cashew Oatmeal Bars

These Raw Banana and Cashew Oatmeal Bars are a great way to use up manky bananas. The recipe is simple, and the bars are immensely satisfying. I was critical of the use of cashews, as I felt that they detracted from the banana flavor, but overall these bars were a hit. The bottom line: if you have manky bananas, don’t throw them out – make Raw Banana and Cashew Oatmeal Bars!

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5. Banana Nice Cream

Anyone who’s ever had manky bananas knows the struggle of trying to use them up before they go bad. But what if I told you that those manky bananas could be turned into something magical? Introducing: banana nice cream!

Banana nice cream is a simple yet delicious treat that’s perfect for those hot summer days. Simply blend manky bananas in a food processor or blender, add your favourite toppings, and enjoy. Trust me, your manky bananas will thank you!

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6. Paleo Banana Waffles Banana Raspberry Coconut Baked Oats

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked waffles in the morning. But if you’re trying to eat healthy, those sugary toppings and syrups can quickly derail your diet. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy waffles without all the guilt. These Paleo Banana Waffles are made with manky bananas, coconut flour, and almond milk, so they’re dairy-free and gluten-free.

And they’re topped with delicious roasted raspberries and shredded coconut, so you’ll feel like you’re indulging even though you’re not. So go ahead and enjoy a stack of these healthy waffles for breakfast or brunch. Your body will thank you for it!

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7. Paleo Banana Waffles

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option, look no further than these Paleo banana waffles! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. Plus, they’re packed with protein and fibre to keep you feeling full all morning long.

To make them, simply combine ripe bananas, eggs, almond flour, baking powder, and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor. Then, cook the batter in a waffle iron until golden brown. Serve them with your favourite toppings, like fresh berries or maple syrup. Enjoy!

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8. Easy Moist Banana Cake 

There’s nothing like a moist, fluffy banana cake to satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy recipe comes together in just a few minutes, and the resulting cake is packed with flavour. The key to getting the perfect texture is to use very ripe bananas.

The darker the bananas, the sweeter the cake will be. You can also add in some chocolate chips or chopped nuts for an extra bit of flavour. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy this delicious cake while it’s still warm!

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9. Banana Muffins

Banana muffins are a delicious and easy breakfast or snack option. Made with just a few simple ingredients, banana muffins are quick to whip up and can be easily customized to your taste. For a classic banana muffin, simply combine mashed bananas, flour, sugar, eggs, and baking powder.

For a more decadent treat, add chocolate chips or nuts. You can also experiment with different types of flour, such as whole wheat or almond flour. Whatever ingredients you choose, banana muffins are sure to be a hit!

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10. Banana Loaf

Banana bread is one of my favourite quick breads. It’s moist and delicious, and it’s always a hit with family and friends. There are so many different ways to make banana bread, but my personal favourite is banana loaf. This recipe is easy to follow and yields a delicious, moist loaf that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. The key to making the perfect banana loaf is to use ripe bananas.

The riper the bananas, the sweeter the bread will be. You can use regular or light brown sugar in this recipe, but I prefer to use dark brown sugar because it gives the bread a richer flavour. If you’re looking for a delicious banana bread recipe, give this one a try!

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11. Eligh’s Caramelised Banana Bread

Eligh’s Caramelised Banana Bread is the perfect way to start your day. Made with ripe bananas, Eligh’s Caramelised Banana Bread is deliciously moist and packed with flavour. The addition of caramelised bananas gives the bread a unique sweetness that is sure to please even the most discerning of palates.

Best of all, Eligh’s Caramelised Banana Bread is quick and easy to make, so you can enjoy it fresh out of the oven any time of day. Whether you’re looking for a tasty breakfast option or a sweet snack, Eligh’s Caramelised Banana Bread is sure to hit the spot. So what are you waiting for? Get baking today!

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12. Banana Oaty Smoothie

Start your day off right with this nutritious and delicious banana oaty smoothie. Packed with fibre and protein, it will give you the energy you need to power through your morning. Simply combine ripe bananas, oats, milk, and honey in a blender and blend until smooth. You can also add a handful of spinach or other leafy greens for an extra boost of vitamins and minerals.

If you’re looking for a little more sweetness, add a tablespoon of chocolate chips or top with a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy as is or pour into a bowl and enjoy with your favourite toppings. Either way, this banana oaty smoothie is sure to become a breakfast favourite.

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Non-food uses for Manky Bananas:

Did you know that there are many non-food uses for bananas? For example, you can use them to polish silver. Simply rub the banana peel on your silverware, and it will help to remove tarnish. You can also use bananas as a natural insect repellent. The oils in the peel will repel mosquitoes, ants, and other pests.

Just rub the peel on your skin or place it in strategic locations around your home. And if you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to clean your carpets, look no further than your kitchen garbage bin. Just mash up a few overripe bananas and spread them over your carpet. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum it up.

Your carpets will be left feeling soft and smelling fresh. So next time you have some overripe bananas, don’t throw them out! put them to good use instead.

1. Banana and Avocado Hair Treatment

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2. Banana Face Mask

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3. Banana Body Scrub

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4. Whiten Your Teeth with Banana Peel

5. Get rid of CD scratches

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6. Garden Fertiliser

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If you have more tricks on how to keep those bananas from going to waste, share it with us!

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