We bought these bananas on Monday.
They died while living at my house due to the fact that it is hotter inside than it is outside.
I brought them to school thinking that I could revive them and still eat them and enjoy my 4th favorite fruit dipped into
(Please exuse the large finger prints in my PB and just know that it wouldn’t be sanitary to ever use my peanut butter)
I tried. The bananas were WAY too mushy and made me cringe.
I need your opinion on what to do with above bananas (please take this seriously because I do not like wasting food).
Should I make banana BREAD, banana COOKIES, or cut them and freeze for future smoothies?
Do you have a good recipe or a link to a yummy banana recipe that you could put in the comments?
What are your Friday night plans?
-Here is a hint: Food, tv, more food repeat.
PS you have to read the comments of THIS POST…..hilarious!
Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories
I just made this banana bread the other day, and it was thick and bready and delicious! And the bananas are roasted, which gives it even more banana flavor!
Andrea @ Andrea out loud!
Banana cookies. Because those r my 2 favorite food groups. I mean foods.
Banana bread!! And I laughed so hard at all the comments – hilarious!!
Freeze them and make smoothies! Here is my recipe: http://foodfaithfitness.blogspot.com/2011/05/heaven-in-cup.html
freeze for banana “soft serve” for sure!
I 200% agree with Laura. Add come choco chips and you’re golden. :)
This is a family favorite, here. I add a little Nutella for Banana/Choco Soft Serve! Use that food processor for a good cause!
I am so picky with the state of my bananas, I consider them ‘too ripe’ way before others do. I peel them, cut them and freeze them, then I can easily throw a handful in when making smoothies! And the more ripe they are when you freeze them, the more banana flavour in your smoothies! YUM.
They will change your life.
Erica @ Eating On The Run
Peel the bananas before you freeze them… Yea.. I didn’t.
Besides the fact that they are the perfect ripeness for smoothies, you have to try this banana ice cream! http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/stay-cool/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-with-just-one-ingredient-093414
No big plans this weekend. Going on a bike ride with my son as soon as I’m done working, having a family “fun” night, going for a run tomorrow, and visiting with my parents and grandpa on Sunday. Lovely weekend. :)
Just found your blog. A riot..you could make..Banana boatsss/banana splits, dessert pizza with marshmallows and bananas(please tell me you have been to Max Brenners..if not google their chocolate pizza–first had it in Australia, but they have a few in the US!), bananas can be used in anyyy recipe as an egg substitute, you could make banana and M&M pancakes, put them in a smore with peanut butter, banana cream pie..
Emma @ Microcosm of Life
Ummm all of the above? I do love banana chocolate chip muffins–same recipe as banana bread, but in muffin form with chocolate added! mmmmm
Freeze them for smoothies!
Throw them into the food processor with greek yogurt, then pour them into popsicle molds and make banana/yogurt pops! SO GOOD!
Janae, make this recipe. Seriously. It’s for a super rich, most banana CAKE with cream cheese icing.
The people in my office BEG me to make this, and when I do, they act like it’s Christmas. The thing is, it’s also EASY. :)
Krystina (Organically Me)
Banana nut muffins!
uhm- i like to have my cake and eat it too so I would say freeze half of them and make a small batch banana bread with the other half!!! mini loaf pans rock!!!
Banana bread all the way. ……or make them into banana choclate chip muffins like one of the other posters said. Every time there is banana bread in my house I somehow find a way to eat a sliver at 2am, love it.
That other post is so hilarious I was laughing out loud. Proceeded to re-read it to the hubby and we were rolling and laughing, Thanks for starting out our Friday night on the right foot, we are both in great moods now!!
I just posted a banana bread recipe on my blog. It must be the day for banana bread or maybe the heat is killing everyone’s bananas. My daughter and you have some of the same facial expressions, crazy.
Check it out.
Banana cupcakes. With either pb frosting…or nutella frosting.
100 % banana chip bars…you will never go back to another treat!
Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled
I’d freeze them to use in smoothies or in the future when you want to make banana recipes like muffins, breads, etc. I love having a huge bag of “bad” bananas to go to when the mood strikes.
Now I’m craving a smoothie. Darn you!
My bananas have been going bad with 3 days of buying them! I freeze mine to use in smoothies, as banana soft serve or in baking :) I vote smoothies if you want to choose!
This is my favorite cookie recipe I created with bananas – http://www.arunningtale.com/2011/07/baking-experiment-success.html
Friday night – gym, supper (homemade chicken fingers and sweet potato fries) and then chilling with some friends.
yummmmmmmmm banana cookiessssssss!!! then send me someee:)
These are incredible: http://www.eatliverun.com/banana-bread-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting/. The recipe gives you lots of frosting, which I LOVE! And you HAVE to add the toffee bits on top.
I always cut and freeze mine for smoothies BUT Edible Perspective makes banana scrambles.
That’s just one recipe but she has like 8 others too. Enjoy!
Banana bread! And then you can spread Nutella on the warm slices :)
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freeze them! then blend them in a blender with some chocolate and voila: banana chocolate soft serve!!!
Laura @ Meet Virginia
Banana bread! With chocolate chips!!! And peanut butter on top!
Go to allrecipes.com and type in Banana Banana Bread – it is SO yummy!
I vote banana bread MUFFINS! I make these (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-crumb-muffins/detail.aspx) when our bananas suffer from heat exhaustion. They are delicious!
Banana bread! Yum!
I like this recipe:
I reduce the sugar a bit (and use 1/2 brown and 1/2 white)
I also add cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. And a pinch of salt.
Hope you have a relaxing Friday night! : )
PEANUT BUTTER BANANA COOKIES:
Leftover Easter Chocolate PB Banana Maple Cookies
1 cup regular oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda and powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup of mixed nuts-pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, almond (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
¼ Cup Peanut Butter
1 banana, mashed, leave chunky
A handful of a broken easter bunny chocolate. The classic tall one wrapped in pretty pink, blue and yellow foil with no particular brand that is sold in every store.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set aside. Mix wet ingredients in a small to medium sized bowl. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients. Stir well and shape cookies onto a pan. Makes 16 very small cookies or about 8 large cookies.
I freeze mine in the peel for future baking. Then I microwave for about a minute when I need them. They come out of the peel perfectly and it is very easy to mix. The flavor seems more intense too. I’ve stopped using fresh bananas when baking because I like the flavor so much more.
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
Freeze them to make smoothies or make banana bread!
Banana pancakes and/or all of the above too.
Kayla @ kp Loving it
Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread. You HAVE to use almost rotten bananas to make the best most moisted banana nut bread.
Im am a banana enthusiast so heres some of my favorite go-to recipes. Enjoy :)
* Melted butter or margarine, to grease
* 3 ripe medium bananas, peeled, finely chopped
* 2 tbs brown sugar
* 1 1/2 tbs water
* 1 tbs light coconut milk (A Taste of Thai brand)
* Lime wedges, to serve
* 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
* 185ml (3/4 cup) light coconut milk (A Taste of Thai brand)
* 185ml (3/4 cup) reduced-fat milk
* 2 eggs, lightly whisked
* 1 tbs brown sugar
1. To make the pancake batter, sift the flour into a medium bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk together the coconut milk, milk, egg and sugar in a jug. Gradually add the milk mixture to the flour, whisking constantly, until batter is smooth and combined. Set aside for 20 minutes to rest.
2. Preheat oven to 100°C. Brush a large non-stick frying pan with melted dairy spread and heat over medium-high heat. Add the banana to the batter and stir until combined. Pour two 60ml (1/4-cup) quantities of pancake batter into the pan, allowing room for spreading. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear around the edges and pancakes are golden brown underneath (the batter will appear uncooked in the centre). Carefully turn pancakes and cook for a further 1 minute or until golden brown and cooked through.
3. Transfer pancakes to a heatproof plate and cover loosely with foil. Place in preheated oven to keep warm. Repeat, in 5 more batches, with the remaining batter, greasing and reheating pan between batches.
4. Combine the sugar, water and coconut milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Transfer to a jug.
5. Divide the pancakes among serving plates and drizzle with sauce. Serve immediately with lime wedges.
Combine your bananas and any other fruit with milk, yoghurt, honey, ice-cream, 1 egg, cinnamon and blend (add coffee or cocoa for a twist!)
Simply make your usual recipe for choc muffins up and add a good cup or so of mushy banana (do this before adding liquid so you can adjust the quantity of milk etc accordingly so your muffins aren’t to soggy)
Banana butterscotch pudding
* 125g Plain Flour
* Pinch of Salt
* 115g Caster Sugar (Superfine)
* 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
* 1 Banana (Mashed)
* 250ml Milk
* 85g Unsalted Butter (Melted)
* 1 Egg (Lightly Beaten)
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
* Vanilla Ice Cream (To Serve)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).
2. Sift the flour, salt, sugar, baking and powder into a bowl.
3. Add the banana milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract and whisk together until well combined.
4. Pour into a greased 2.5 L baking dish.
* 140g Soft Brown Sugar
* ¼ cup Golden Syrup
* 250ml Boiling Water
1. To make the topping, place the brown sugar, golden syrup and water in a small pot and bring to a boil.
2. Pour the boiling mixture carefully over the pudding, then bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer.
3. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
2 cups SR flour
1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
1 1/2 cups water
oil for deep frying
* Sift flour and bicarb soda into bowl,add water ,mix to a smooth batter.
* Peel bananas, cut into three.Roll lightly in flour.
* Drop banana pieces into batter,drain off excess batter.
* Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
* Remove,drain on adsorbent paper.
* Serve hot with ice cream, serves 4.
5 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs well beaten
2 good sized bananas
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flour for rolling
* Deep oil for frying
* Sift flour,measure and re sift 3 times with baking powder,soda, salt,and nutmeg.
* Cream shorting and blend in sugar,vanilla, and eggs.
* Beat till light and fluffy.
* Add combined bananas and buttermilk, and stir until well mixed.
* Add flour mixture in 3 or 4 portions, stirring thoroughly after each addition.
* Chill before rolling.
* Remove 1/4 of dough from fridge fat a time, knead it lightly 4 or 5 times.
* Roll to 3/8 inches thick. Cut with doughnut cutter.
* Fry in oil heated in 375 deg F until golden brown.
* Take them out and drain them on absorbent paper.
I would freeze them for smoothies or make banana bread. But I’d be interested too know if you made banana cookies or some kind of banana bar because that sounds good.
wow, lots of recipes! I say freeze them for smoothies or banana soft serve.
Freeze them and then puree them to replace oil in baking recipes!
Bread! i used an allrecipes.com recipe for it the other day for Moist banana bread (and made a few changes like people noted in the comments) and it came out great!
Nothing better than peanut butter banana bread!! Maybe add some chocolate chips in the mix? ;)
my FAVORITE post-workout smoothie (inspired by ohsheglows.com green monster shake) i drink it after my workotus and it has me feeling so much better later in the day:
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
Progenex chocolate recovery powder
2 cups spinach
a little bit of water
a little bit of coconut water (if you have it)
I’m going to put my vote in for banana ice cream!
I feel your pain! My bananas do that too! I’ve started putting them in the fridge right away–it helps! I vote for banana bread.
you should make THIS banana bread: http://runningricig.blogspot.com/2010/12/recipe-my-famous-banana-bread.html
It’ll blow your mind.
Our Friday night plans are me blogging while Mike watches movies :).
Banana Pancakes are one of my favs. Here’s a PB Banana Bread you might love: http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2011/04/13/peanut-butter-banana-bread/
Wendi @ A Southern Yogi
I can’t believe no one has suggested banana pudding!!! ripe bananas are the best with the smooth vanilla pudding/whip cream combo and crunchy nilla wafers
Hi! I had the same thing happen to me yesterday so I found a banana muffin recipe. I’ve tried a ton, but I really liked this one. It isn’t too heavy and you can easily make some substitutions or additions! Here is the link — Also, her banana bread is the best I’ve ever tried.
Make banana chocolate chip muffins! I’ve made this recipe before and it is sooo good! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Banana-Chocolate-Chip-Muffins-101020
Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness
Banana bread! Banana bread tastes soooo much better when the bananas are overripe. Same goes with smoothies!
Christina @ The Athletarian
FREEZE them and make banana soft serve!! All you have to do is blend the frozen banana (I add a little almond milk too but you can use whatever milk you like) and it tastes just like banana ICE CREAM! Then add toppings as you please. I usually throw a spoon of PB on top. A spoon, not a finger ;)
Yup pretty much my plans, tv eat and relax. Now that school is back in session, I am not used to being on my feet all day so I am pooped!!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated
I have a recipe for banana crunch muffins on my blog that are really yummy. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with ANY banana recipe. Good luck!! :)
you should make this http://forloveofcarrots.com/
Peanut butter banana bread! It is seriously the best! I hate polka dotted bananas. Mine need to be yellow green for me to eat them.
Banana Bread, always. ALWAYS.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins….mmmm
I say make banana bread or smoothies.
My plans this evening consist of reading blogs while my husband studies for his licensing exams and watching a movie.
Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me
Totally banana bread because banana bread is BOMB!
It’s gross but I love when bananas are super soft and mushy. They’re so sweet and delicious.
Step 1: Poke a popsicle stick in banana (so it looks like a corn dog)
Step 2: Freeze bananas, stick and all
Step 3: Melt chocolate
Step 4: Dip frozen bananas in melted chocolate, lay on wax paper and put back in freezer and…
BAM! Choco-nana dogs! Delicious!
Freeze them and make banana ICE CREAM! Cut them up into slices, freeze them, toss them in a blender (or magic bullet!!) with a splash of milk, and I add some hot chocolate powder and/or cocoa powder to mine. Tastes EXACTLY like chocolate soft serve, I swear to you! TRY IT!
as much as i love your drivers ed posters, i feel like we should take a picture tour of your whole classroom so i can better visualize when i am imagining us teaching at hte same time.
Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters
bahahaha i am having such a similar day! I had 2 overripe bananas and wanna know what i did?? OPTION3! Cut n’ freeze for smoothies!
And my night involves food and tv and food and tv and FRO YO!!! (I biked there! WAHOO)
Alisa @ Runs with Knives
Banana Pancakes! I don’t have a particular recipe, just google around…
Buuuuuuuuut, you do need to top it with peanut butter frosting: 1/2 cup pb, 1/2 cup softened butter, cream together, then slowly add 1 cup powdered sugar. I may keep a batch of this in my house for any emergencies. Particularly good on brownies, but we’re talkin bananas here!
I made these banana bars for a birthday. They were FABULOUS! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/frosted-banana-bars/detail.aspx
I spent my Friday night at a church carnival to raise money for the youth group. I had cotton candy and it was s-o fun!
Steph @ lungesandlunch
Monkey bread! http://lungesandlunch.blogspot.com/2010/08/monkey-bread.html
Or froyo… Blend up those frozen nanners, add some PB and choco chips and fall into a food coma.
Freeze them and eat them straight out of the freezer, or make chocolate covered bananas.
Cait's a Runnerchick
well i’m not much help because i’m not a fan of bananas…but looks like u’re covered by everyone else! ;)
hmmm, ur fri night plans look suspiciously like mine. hope u had some awesome grub and tv lineup! :)
Oh definitely banana bread! My absolute favourite post run refuelling food :) and remember to put walnuts (and even a little chocolate :) ) in it as well!
Try this link: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/banana+recipes for lots and lots of yummy banana recipes and enjoy your baking :)
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
Those banana ideas sound good! Lately I have been freezing them for banana soft serve or smoothies :)
I make banana bread … but …. sub in one avocado for a banana …. and a sprinkly of choc chips if I want the kids to eat it. And love to make smoothies, froz blueberries, bananas, yogurt, kale/spinach ….yum.
I had tossed 2 bananas into the fridge at the beginning of the week that were getting old and they turned black in the fruit drawer! When they start to brown, I toss them into the fridge to stall the aging/ oxidation process… Magic!
I PROMISE they didn’t taste bad [or maybe they did and I just couldn’t tell becuase I used so much cinnamon?] but I mushed them into a cereal bowl… http://lifesabowl.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/dont-judge-a-banana-by-its-peel/
I was also thinking of mushing it up to put on top of some pancakes/ waffles or banana nut muffins! I’ve also seen a lot of banana “fro-yo” lately that I’m interested to try :)
I vote banana bread!
Luv What You Do
I heart old bananas!
Here are a few of the recipes that I like
And then stick the extras in the freezer!
i learned this week with bananas when they are like this that, well, in my case, they were SO MUSHY and GOOEY that I couldnt even save them for smoothies. since they were already mushy, i just threw them into a banana bread recipe. if you’re bananas are in the same shape as mine were, you’re better off with the bread or cookies.
My peanut butter looks like that from my 3 year old. He figured out how to open and decided to stick his hands and eat it…..he takes after is mama! I am always a fan of banana chocolate chip bread!
Gracie (complicated day)
Make banana CAKE and put chocolate ganache between the layers!
Freeze them for smoothies. I’ve also premashed them and put in a ziploc in the freezer for banana bread. In the summer I put my bananas in the fridge. They brown quickly on the outside, but the flesh doesn’t ripen as quickly as they would sitting out on the counter. I can get a good two to three days longer out of them if they’re in the fridge. I just have to make sure they’re at room temperature before eating them as there’s something not quite right about eating a cold banana!
You could also slice them then freeze them to have on hand for banana ice cream. It’s one ingredient – Put the bananas in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. I have added in chocolate chips and peanut butter. It’s so good and it makes you feel lik eyou’re eating ice cream!
Jananae… I swear by my mom’s banana bread recipe! It is so easy because you literally put everything in the blender and then pour it in the pan to bake it. And Danny loves it and eats it too, which as you know is saying A LOT! If you want it, I’ve got it! And it’s great because the darker the bananas, the better the bread turns out!
I would make banana nut bread OR yummy banana cupcakes!! I do a lot of stuff with bananas. As soon as they start to look like they might be slipping, i stick them in the fridge as is. I have a container with about 8 in there right now. When i feel like baking i just pull them out and let them defrost a bit. The skins turn black but inside is perfect. ENJOY whatever you choose!
Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter
I would freeze them and save them for smoothies!! I love bananas in my smoothies. :D or freeze them and eat them frozen in your cereal.
freeze them and make them into ice-cream or into smoothies!!
Banana bread or freezing for banana soft serve!
You should make my banana bread recipe on my blog (only takes 2 or 3 o those guys) and freeze the rest for smoothies (because smoothies are delicious).
I know this might not help now that they’re already ripe, but if you put bananas in the fridge, they’ll stay a lot longer! i do this as i don’t like super-ripe bananas and they keep so well. the peels may start to darken after a few days, but the bananas themselves will stay fresh!