When it comes time to start fueling, feel free to eat the banana as is, sliced on top of granola, mixed into fruit salads, blended into smoothies, or mashed and spread on nut butter sandwiches. Also, ripe bananas are great for baking, (source) serving as a replacement for eggs, fat, and sugar. Check out some of One Green Planets fuel-efficient banana recipes (or recipes great with bananas): 1. Worlds Healthiest Single Serving Banana Bread 2. Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices 3. fitness Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Muffins 4.