Ripe banana recipes: banana bread

Ripe banana recipes

29 Recipes

Use up overripe bananas with our top-rated recipes that make the most of this fabulous yellow fruit. Discover classic banoffee pies, banana breads and more.

Brilliant banana loaf


(1229 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & banana cake


(222 ratings)

Just one look at this chocolate and banana treat is enough to know it won't stay in the cake tin for long
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Vegan banana bread


(285 ratings)

Use up your ripe bananas in our vegan banana bread – the perfect breakfast treat to enjoy with your morning cuppa. We love it toasted with peanut butter...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Banana & walnut loaf


(131 ratings)

This homely and wholesome cake is also light and moist, with the natural sweetness of sticky bananas and the warm toastiness of nuts
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Microwave banana pudding


(104 ratings)

This pud will be a hit with all the family, and it only takes 20 minutes to make
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Walnut, date & honey cake


(87 ratings)

A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Banana cake


(68 ratings)

This easy banana loaf cake is a tasty way of using up overripe bananas and makes an indulgent treat. Enjoy a slice with your afternoon cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Sticky toffee banoffee cake


(41 ratings)

Sticky toffee banoffee, a variation on the classic Victoria sponge theme, perfect for birthdays and special occasion cakes
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Dotty banana fairy cakes


(43 ratings)

These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Banoffee marshmallow cake


(34 ratings)

This fun cake won the 11-17 age group in our 20th birthday cake competition
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Quick banana ice cream


(32 ratings)

A no-churn ice cream that's low-fat, superhealthy and counts as one of your five-a-day
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Banana & pecan loaf


(34 ratings)

This tea-time favourite is moist, sweet, nutty and comforting - it's bound to be a hit with friends and family
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Banana cupcakes


(18 ratings)

Good Food reader, Mita Patel, shares her recipe for these cute, energy-giving, choc-banana cupcakes
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Mini banoffee pies


(18 ratings)

Go retro with this easy and ever-popular dessert that's been given a smart dinner party makeover...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Passion cake


(13 ratings)

Bake this impressive tropical sponge for a special occasion. This scrumptious triple-layer passion fruit cake is also perfect for Valentine's Day...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Brazil & banana bread


(14 ratings)

Often overlooked, these nuts deserve their turn in the spotlight - bake into a squidgy, soft loaf cake with fruit and coconut
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate baked bananas


(13 ratings)

These fruity treats taste fabulous and are fun to make, try popping them on the barbie
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Grown-up banoffee pie


(13 ratings)

Lace this classic banana and toffee pie with a little dark rum. Top with whipped cream and chocolate
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Frozen banana & praline parfait


(7 ratings)

This freeze-ahead dinner party dessert has real wow-factor, so all that's left for you to do on the night is present it in stunning style
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Banoffee splits


(4 ratings)

A simple pudding with a creamy and indulgent Mars Bar sauce, ready in just 10 minutes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy


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