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02/23/2014 07:50 am ET Updated Apr 25, 2014

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread

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This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. GET THE RECIPE

2. Banana Pudding Parfaits

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Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and sliced bananas. This version bucks tradition a bit, but still tastes wonderfully nostalgic and delicious. GET THE RECIPE

3. Chocolate Banana Bread

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Banana bread is usually something to eat for breakfast but this chocolate version is so decadent, you could easily top it with vanilla ice cream and call it dessert. GET THE RECIPE

4. Banana Pancakes

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Light and fluffy on the inside, lacy and crisp on outside, and chock-full of bananas -- these pancakes make the perfect weekend morning breakfast. GET THE RECIPE

5. Banana Coconut Bread

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Banana and coconut are a natural combination and this easy quick bread is a great way to enjoy them. GET THE RECIPE

6. Caramelized Banana Ice Cream

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The beauty of banana ice cream is that it's naturally low in fat; the thick texture of puréed bananas makes it incredibly rich and creamy without the addition of eggs or heavy cream.This version, adapted from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop, calls for caramelizing the bananas in brown sugar, which makes it all the more irresistible. GET THE RECIPE

7. Banana Honey Walnut Muffins

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You can make muffins out of any banana bread recipe, but these are especially delicious because they're sweetened with honey and topped with crunchy walnuts. GET THE RECIPE


8. Perfectly Plain Banana Bread

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With a mild yet distinctive banana flavor, tender crumb and deliciously crisp crust, this is my go-to banana bread recipe. It's phenomenal right out of the oven, and delicious all over again when you toast it for breakfast the next day. GET THE RECIPE