Munkie says the best thing to do with really ripe bananas is to make Banana Bread! You can freeze them until you have enough to make a recipe. They are at their sweetest before they start rotting.
I searched online for a one-bowl banana bread recipe that doesn’t require a mixer. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a potato masher on hand to help with mashing the bananas. Instead, I broke them into smaller pieces & then used a fork to mash them up, which worked perfectly well, but required more work.
Banana Bread – adapted from Simply Recipes
Makes one loaf.
3 medium bananas, mashed with fork or potato masher
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
Melt butter in microwave. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Mix butter into bananas with a large spoon.
Add sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda & salt & mix together.
Add flour & mix until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
Bake for 1 hour. Remove from pan & cool on a rack. Cool on a rack.
This recipe tasted better a day later. Initially, the top came out crunchy, but after sitting overnight, it softened. The bread was perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. You can heat it in the microwave for a few seconds which makes a nice warm treat. It wasn’t too sweet either, perfect for my taste buds.
This went great with a glass of banana milkshake, too!