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If you find yourself looking for a few banana recipes to get you out of the banana bread rut, banana oatmeal pancakes are a good option. Jessica Karley/Forum

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Most of us buy plump bundles of bananas with good intentions of eating one each morning, but as the week goes on, we run out of time, and those happy little bananas quickly ripen. Before you know it, the bananas become mostly brown.


Some people are of the school of thought that, at this point, there are only two options: Throw them out or make banana bread. Then, there are others who, like me, view the ripening of bananas as a good thing.

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