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Healthy Recipes Using Your Overripe Bananas: Part 2

If you are itching for even more recipes that turn those overripe bananas into delicious dishes, you came to the right place!  In part 1 of this series, you learned that you can make pancakes and cookies that are not only delicious, but also healthy!  Here are even more recipes that you will be dying to try.

Easy Banana Oat Bars

happyhealthymomma.com

When you try these Easy Banana Oat Bars by theleangreenbean.com, you won't see the purpose in buying granola bars from the store again.  They are that good!  These bars are gluten-free and are a perfectly healthy snack for the whole family.  Here is all you need:

  • 3 small ripe bananas
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2-4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

The creator of this recipe, Lindsay, instructs you to first smash the overripe bananas.  After smashing the bananas, mix in the oats, peanut butter, maple syrup and egg, then add in the rest of the ingredients.  Once all mixed, pour the mixture into a “9×9 (or 8×8) baking sheet lined with parchment paper.”  All you have to do is press that bake button, and prepare yourself for something truly delicious.  Find the full recipe at theleangreenbean.com

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

GreatBritishChefs.com

Do you like peanut butter?  Do you like bananas?  Do you like ice cream? (Is that even a question?)  Well, this healthy peanut butter banana ice cream recipe is pretty much your “heaven on earth” in a bowl.  Yes, a healthy ice cream!  Do not shutter, my dairy free friends.  This recipe is gluten and dairy free.  Here is all you need for this recipe from pinchofyum.com:

  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • a “super teeny-tiny dash” of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sea salt
  • roasted peanuts for topping

The creator of this recipe instructs you to cut your bananas into small pieces and freeze “unit solid”.  After frozen, put the bananas into a blender and blend until it has that smooth, creamy ice cream texture.  After blending the bananas, you can add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, sea salt, and peanut butter into the blender along with the blended bananas.  You can then blend in the rest of the ingredients.  If you are craving a little more salt,  you can add the additional crushed peanuts or peanut butter to top your ice cream off.  Find the full recipe at pinchofyum.com.

Vegan Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie

dishingouthealth.com

If you are a little burnt out on citrusy fruit smoothies, this is the recipe that you did not know you needed!  This vegan, gluten free recipe is the perfect drink for you and your family to take on the go to work or school.  Here is all you need for this delicious recipe from runningwithspoons.com.

  • 1 1/2 – 2 medium ripe bananas, frozen
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 Tbsp natural almond butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

This recipe requires you to put everything together the night before.  This recipe's creator, Amanda, instructs you to cut your overripe bananas into small pieces and put them in the freezer.  After taking care of your bananas, place all of your ingredients into the bowl of your blender and mix them well.  Cover the bowl of your blender and place it in your fridge overnight.  In the morning, all you have to do is add the bananas to the bowl of your blender, blend, and enjoy!

 

 

 

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