Ripe banana recipes: banana bread

Ripe banana 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.

1,430 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
235 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
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351 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
141 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This homely and wholesome cake is also light and moist, with the natural sweetness of sticky bananas and the warm toastiness of nuts

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
111 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
93 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
115 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Paul Hollywood shares his banana bread recipe - this delicious bake is dotted with chocolate and nuts

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
72 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up your bananas and transform them into our boozy baked caramelised dessert with the help of rum, maple syrup and pecans

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Delicious sweet nutty loaf, great for snacks for all the family.

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
35 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This fun cake won the 11-17 age group in our 20th birthday cake competition

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A no-churn ice cream that's low-fat, superhealthy and counts as one of your five-a-day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
35 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This tea-time favourite is moist, sweet, nutty and comforting - it's bound to be a hit with friends and family

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with these American-style fluffy pancakes with pancetta and maple drizzle

40 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This childhood favourite is sticky, indulgent and completely moreish

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake this impressive tropical sponge for a special occasion. This scrumptious triple-layer passion fruit cake is also perfect for Valentine's Day

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
17 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Often overlooked, these nuts deserve their turn in the spotlight - bake into a squidgy, soft loaf cake with fruit and coconut

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Lace this classic banana and toffee pie with a little dark rum. Top with whipped cream and chocolate

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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