...find a use for over-ripe bananas?

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Post: #178803 southeast-isher
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:20 pm

I often have a few over-ripe bananas around - i eat a lot of the fruit is there a use for the inevitable few that do go too far the wrong side of ripe?

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Post: #178806 lazyspice
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:16 pm

I use them to make banana smoothies for breakfast or banana bread. I'd post the recipe but I'm not at home until tomorrow . . .
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Post: #178821 george
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:03 pm

I also use them to make banana cake.

However, if I don't want to make it right now I just stick the bananas in the freezer until I am ready to make it. Frozen bits of banana are also good for making smoothies.

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Post: #178822 snapdragon
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:13 pm

banana cake, fried banana sandwiches (see breakfast thread for the recipe) add to custard, rice pudding or bread and butter pudding
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Post: #178823 spitfire
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:19 pm

banana smoothes, banana nut bread, banana muffins etc. i mash them up and then freeze them in ice cube trays, then when they are frozen pop them out into a plastic freezer bag, they bake up great and make smoothes nice and cold. :thumbright:
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Post: #178849 Millymollymandy
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:03 am

Give them to your chickens! :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #178854 Derry
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:17 am

mushy nababa sammiches! :mrgreen:

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Post: #178855 Rosendula
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:44 am

I've never liked the thought of banana sandwiches, but I love bananas on toast. Mash them up while you're making the toast, then just spread them on. The go all warm and sweet.
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Post: #178895 Green Aura
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:46 pm

Ah, you see Rosey, you should have bananas sliced in a sandwich, and they mustn't be too ripe. Mashed is only great for toast, or in baking etc.

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Post: #178909 frenchfarmer
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:02 pm

Sardine and banana pizza delicious!
Or mashed with lemon juice and brown sugar in a sandwich!

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Post: #178967 Milims
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:42 am

frenchfarmer wrote:Sardine and banana pizza delicious!


I'm thinking pregnant here! :lol:
My OH recently made me a cheese, chutney and banana sarnie - now that was yummy!

I'm a bit strange about over ripe bananas - I'll happily turn them into banana bread but if I eat a very ripe banana I gag - there's nothing wrong with it - I think I just find the texture a bit strange.
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Post: #178974 Millymollymandy
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:47 am

Milims wrote:My OH recently made me a cheese, chutney and banana sarnie - now that was yummy!

Try just banana and Branston pickle - it's wonderful! And even better on digestive biccies. :iconbiggrin:

I'm a bit strange about over ripe bananas - I'll happily turn them into banana bread but if I eat a very ripe banana I gag - there's nothing wrong with it - I think I just find the texture a bit strange.

I cut out any soggy or black bits and given them to the chooks as I can't bear ripe bananas. I prefer them firm and slightly green.

Can't stand them in 'lumps' in puddings either - the thought of banana custard is vile. :pukeright:
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Post: #179008 Mal
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:18 pm

frenchfarmer wrote:Sardine and banana pizza delicious!


Oh no, that's just so wrong. Please tell me you're kidding?
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Post: #179058 Harasimow
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:26 pm

southeast-isher wrote:I often have a few over-ripe bananas around - i eat a lot of the fruit is there a use for the inevitable few that do go too far the wrong side of ripe?



Yes great for the compost Bin! put the whole banana in a mature compost bin and in a few weeks the skin will be packed with bramblings.

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Great for starting a wormery or fish bait!


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