A New Way to Use Up Those Overripe Bananas


Blog / Friday, September 21st, 2018

Everyone makes banana bread, and slices wheels of banana into pancakes – yawn. How about combining bananas with peanut butter, one of life’s great matches, to make waffles?

Stir together 2 cups of mashed, overripe bananas (not plantains, must be bananas), 1 ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 TBSP of arrowroot or cornstarch, 6 egg yolks, and 1 ½ cups* of unsweetened peanut butter (from the bulk foods section of your grocery store). Fold in the whites of the 6 eggs, stiffly beaten. Cook on a waffle iron, following maker’s instructions for amount of batter and length of cooking time. Garnish and serve.

Optional: mix in ½ cup of chocolate chips or blueberries.
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living, September 2018.

* To make measuring peanut butter easy, take a plastic food tub, the kind used for bulk foods at your grocery store, and fill it with 1 ½ cups of water. Mark the level, and use this to gauge how much peanut