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#1 Old 11-17-2010, 02:43 PM
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I have 4 overripe bananas, plus about 10 ripe ones. What should I do with them besides bananas bread and smoothies?

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Oooo, I might make banana's foster. Need more ideas though
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Freeze and blend for raw vegan icecream.

I used to love to slice them, put them in a bowl with some chocolate peanut butter and some vegan whipped cream and eat with a fork.
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I would put bananas in a green smoothie but I know some people don't like that idea.

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Freeze and blend for raw vegan icecream.
I used to love to slice them, put them in a bowl with some chocolate peanut butter and some vegan whipped cream and eat with a fork.

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Just realised you already said smoothies!

Bananas in curry?
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I keep reading diet tips that a frozen banana is like ice cream, so might be worth a go.
I'd just eat them all, haha. I love bananas!
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Pancakes!

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Oooo, pancakes

Is there anything I can use them in overripe now? They'll be rotten by tomorrow.
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I once surprised my mother on Mother's Day by making her breakfast in bed:

I took two slices of bread, buttered them, put sliced bananas on them, sprinkled cinnamon over everything, and then toasted them in the toaster oven.

Do you have a toaster oven?

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I do. I had PB and banana on toast thing morning. Do they caramelize in the heat?
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I do. I had PB and banana on toast thing morning. Do they caramelize in the heat?

Yeah, a little, but with the cinnamon it's good.

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I'm not a cinnamon fan I know, I'm weird.
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I'm not a cinnamon fan I know, I'm weird.

You can leave the cinnamon off. Substitute something else.

Oh, you can also make platanos fritos! (fried bananas!) Look around for a recipe.

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you can just make a big batch of chocolate chip banana bread, and bring it to me...

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Come over and help me, I'm too tired to do it
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Is there anything I can use them in overripe now? They'll be rotten by tomorrow.

Daiquiris. Late bananas will enhance the flavor. Just be sure not to slip on the leftover peels!

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YES!!! Thank You. I think I will, I think... I will. *goes off to look for a good recipe*
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I like them sliced and mixed into yogurt, or a fruit salad is good too. I know you already mentioned smoothies, but you can slice and freeze some of them to store for future smoothies.

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Daiquiris. Late bananas will enhance the flavor. Just be sure not to slip on the leftover peels!

That would have been my suggestion.


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Every recipe I'm finding requires an ingredient I don't have....

Ooo, might make this without the banana liqueur (I'm out) : http://www.thebar.com/en-us/drink-re...-Daiquiri.aspx

The only mixer I have is Sweet and Sour.
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I like them sliced and mixed into yogurt, or a fruit salad is good too. I know you already mentioned smoothies, but you can slice and freeze some of them to store for future smoothies.

Do you know a way to store them where they don't turn brown? Every time I have put them in the freezer, they went bad fast.
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Do you know a way to store them where they don't turn brown? Every time I have put them in the freezer, they went bad fast.

I just slice them into a ziploc baggy and they will occasionally turn slightly brown, but they should still be usable. Are you using defrosting them when you use them? I just drop the frozen slices in and blend them that way. So far, I think I've used them two weeks later and they were fine.

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That's what I would do too. The glad containers don't work, the bananas just turned really brown. I should get my freezer bags out of storage. I honestly don't make smoothies very often though, that's why I was trying to come up with other ideas. My blender is in storage and my parents needs a new blade.
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Take the bananas and cut the tips off, then steam (the skins will turn black)...then put in a bowl with some coconut milk and maple syrup. Don't remember where I got that idea from but it's definitely something different.
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Do you know a way to store them where they don't turn brown? Every time I have put them in the freezer, they went bad fast.

to keep the color and prevent them from sticking into a big frozen lump it is a good idea to flash freeze bananas and other fruit.
this is easy, just get a tray or plate covered with parchment or wax paper and lay the fruit on the plate so it does not touch eachother, pop into freezer for an hour or 2. then put the fruit into a container or bag.

for overripe bananas i love to make banana ice cream with chocolate chips, it is really easy. use the juice from a young coconut, blend with 3-4 frozen bananas, toss in choc chunks or chips towards the end of blending, freeze or eat. we add peanuts sometimes and its really good
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to keep the color and prevent them from sticking into a big frozen lump it is a good idea to flash freeze bananas and other fruit.
this is easy, just get a tray or plate covered with parchment or wax paper and lay the fruit on the plate so it does not touch eachother, pop into freezer for an hour or 2. then put the fruit into a container or bag.

for overripe bananas i love to make banana ice cream with chocolate chips, it is really easy. use the juice from a young coconut, blend with 3-4 frozen bananas, toss in choc chunks or chips towards the end of blending, freeze or eat. we add peanuts sometimes and its really good

That's exactly what I did with banana slices I wish I had taken photos. I wish I had one of those cool vacuum sealers (food savers).

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Oooo, pancakes

Is there anything I can use them in overripe now? They'll be rotten by tomorrow.

Peel the overripe ones, pop in a ziploc bag and freeze til you figure it out. Will have to be used in a recipe after thawing, not good for bananas foster or some such.
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I think I'm going to make Elvis Cupcakes today and maybe some banana bread. And Bananas foster I don't mind baking, it's the mess I hate to clean. I'm eating leftovers for dinner, so I might have the energy for one baking adventure.
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Have them with a bowl of cheerios or something.

This seems interesting:

Green Banana and Potato Salad

2-1/2 lbs. red-skin or Yukon Gold potatoes
3 lbs. greenish-yellow bananas (7 or 8)
2 medium onions, sliced
1/2 cup Spanish capers, drained
1 cup pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
2-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. milled black pepper

Preparation:

Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes. Cook in boiling, salted water until firm-tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Peel and slice bananas into 1-inch pieces. Add bananas to the potato pot and boil 1 minute more. Drain. In a large serving bowl, layer the warm bananas and potatoes with sliced onions, capers and olives, which have been cut in half crosswise. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, then pour dressing over the salad. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Yield: 10 servings
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Chilling: 2 hours
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If you have a sweet tooth - make fruit salad. You can mix up as many ingredients as you wish, but my own favourite basics are bananas+canned sliced pineapples+pears+kiwi+natural yogurt.

You can also bake whole bananas and eat them with icecream, but I personally prefer eating raw bananas rather than cooked.
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