Very ripe bananas are the best for baking banana bread with. I remember buying extra bananas, so that we would end up with the ripest bananas I had ever seen sitting in the kitchen. Everyone knew they were for the banana bread. Bananas are great for baking with, they have lots of great health benefits. A ripe banana contains good amounts of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and antioxidants. Not to mention, it’s in a convenient single serve package, which is bio-compostable, and great for your garden.