We have too many bananas. Any ideas, other than banana bread?
By Donna from Sterling, PA
How about a banana split or banana cream pie ;-) You can also peel, cut and freeze each one in an individual container/baggie and grab one or two directly from the freezer for future protein drinks and smoothies. Just know that once thawed they are really mushy.
Instead of banana bread, why not make banana muffins? I use the banana bread recipe, only make into muffins. They bake in less time, & freeze easy.
Peel them and then freeze them, them you can dip them in Hershey's chocolate as an after dinner dessert. My kids and grandkids love this. It's also good with peanut butter.
How about some banana pancakes with pecans or blueberry's or a cake or some muffins. I also make some muffins with the bananas add blueberries. Just add a cup of berries and bake so good or cookies have fun.
I make a smoothie using a sliced, frozen banana, chocolate soy milk, and a squirt of honey. You could also add some peanut butter. Use any kind of milk that you like.
Pies & pudding; add to homemade granola bars, mush them up & dry in oven or dehydrator to make fruit leather, add them to bran muffins, with blackberries, blueberries or strawberries to make a wonderful smoothie. Mush them up & freeze them with coconut milk to make tasty ice cubes. Ice cream. Great in chocolate cake or brownies.
They taste great when mashed and used as the middle layer in a cake. Spice cake is really good with mashed banana filling. My Mom loves mashed bananas and peanut butter sandwiches and bananas freeze really well.
Banana milkshakes are the best!
Freeze them! just throw them as they are into the freezer then of course they can be used in any baking recipe. Once frozen bananas are highly recommended in baking rather than fresh. The sugars are much more potent
One neat thing for kids (or adults) is cut a few frozen bananas up(without skins of course) and put them in a blender with some dry milk powder and ice... then blend! Its like ice cream without the guilt. Include them with brownies and ice cream for a banana brownie sunday
I made an awesome (my own recipe) banana upside down bread pudding.. Layer butter, brown sugar, and bananas underneath your favorite bread pudding recipe..mm, mm! I love them with plain cornflakes or rice crispies cereal.
Banana, peanut butter and mini choc chips sandwich (or tortilla roll up) Grilled bananas drizzled with chocolate sauce
Bananas Foster, Smoothies, banana puddings, breads, etc. Good luck! hope this helped
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Do you hate letting bananas go bad, but get tired of baking banana bread? I do! If our bananas are on the verge of too ripe, I peel them, and wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and freeze them. We then use them for healthy smoothies, using about 2 cups of your choice of juice in the blender, 1 or 2 bananas, frozen strawberries (if you have them) and some protein powder. Voila! A healthy, quick breakfast.
By Sandra from Floral City, FL
No need to peel the bananas. I just freeze them as they are. The skin turns dark but the actual banana pulp stays white. Thaw when ready to use. Cut the top off and squeeze into a measuring cup. Three medium bananas make about one cup of pulp. (01/10/2006)
By Janette Budnark
Something else that you can do with your bananas is to insert a popsicle stick in them, place them in the freezer for about 30 mins or so just long enough to make them a little firm but not frozen solid, then dip them in Chocolate almond bark and roll them in nuts or candy sprinkles, then place them back in the freezer for another 30 minutes to make them firm but again not frozen solid.
I ALWAYS have a house full of kids and they love them. (01/10/2006)
I keep a large Ziploc bag in my freezer for overripe bananas. I keep them on hand for when I make banana bread. They absolutely make for the best bread because they are so sweet! (10/02/2009)