Baking Tips Using Over Ripe Bananas?

Over ripe bananas in the kitchen? We have all been there. Sometimes throwing them out in the compost or garbage seems like a good idea. However, an overripe banana is packed with powerful nutrients and flavor. The more ripe and developed the sugars are, the stronger the banana flavor is. Which is absolutely perfect for baking!

Did you also know you can also substitute bananas for oil or eggs in traditional and vegan recipes? This is my secret weapon for ultra moist, fluffy, and low fat baked foods. A perfect high carb vegan swap to make desserts healthier. And you can combine applesauce and bananas for both the oil and eggs respectively. Pretty cool huh? Just remember:

  • 1 banana = 1 egg
  • Applesauce as a substitute for oil, it is a 1:1 ratio.
  • Banana as a butter substitute, it is 1:1 as well.

Check out this video for storage tips if you are into vegan baking. And if you want an idea for a great but ultra simple recovery smoothie – this video is for you too.

Mmm…. Bananas!

Hi! I’m Chef Jessica Catalano!

A passionate professional chef and food lover who loves nothing more than sharing my favorite carnivore recipes with the world.




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