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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Going Bananas

It never fails. No matter how small or large of a bunch of bananas (now you've figured out that I'm not talking about me going bonkers), I always end up with one to three left that have passed the ripeness stage of eatability (yes, that's a work because I said so).

As much as we like my famous banana nut bread and smoothies, it can get kind of old after awhile.
So, I'm asking for your help. Does anyone have any good recipes to use up over ripe bananas? I'm up for anything. Hit me!


  • At 6:58 PM , Blogger J Martin said...

    My kids and their friends from church go nuts over this one:

    2-4 medium-sized slightly overripe bananas (5-7 for a double batch)
    1 egg
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/3 c oil
    1 ½ c flour
    ½ c wheat flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ generous c semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together egg, sugar, and oil. Mash bananas until creamy and add to mix. Add flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt (don’t forget those last three or they’ll end up being bland pellets. Trust me, I know). Mix all that up. If you only used two (or 5) bananas you might need a dash of milk. Add the chocolate chips. Don't forget to eat a few yourself. Mix it well cuz this is the part that determines how well-distributed your chocolate chips are. You don't want too many in one muffin and none in another! Bake at 350 degrees until they look brown and muffin-y. Mom always does that part, so I don't know how long exactly. Another important thing I've learned from experience is to grease/oil the muffin tins. Makes 12-18 muffins depending on how many bananas you used and how big your muffin tins are. Double batch makes 24-30 muffins, depending on how many bananas you used and how big your muffin tins are. And if you used 7, expect LARGE muffins (by my standards). Enjoy!

  • At 8:25 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

    wow, that sounds good.

  • At 11:12 PM , Blogger Mr. DUDE MAN said...

    This is link to a recipe from The Joy of Cooking! I have tried this recipe. mmmmm. scrumpdiddlyumpcious. Have a great year everyone! http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/bananabread

  • At 2:28 AM , Blogger Invader Stu said...

    I'm afraid I don't know anyone but I did now a rather strange person who liked bananas once they had started to go black.

  • At 4:21 AM , Anonymous Tenakalaz said...

    1 x banana

    glass of milk

    table spoon of peanut butter

    glob of Honey or sugar

    Get the mixer out.

    Banana and peanut butter smoothy, tastes bloody lovely, but looks awful

  • At 4:22 AM , Anonymous tenakalaz said...

    And stu,

    The bana's have more flavour when they are black, or at least speckled.

    although once they start forming daiquiri's on their own, its time to throw them.

  • At 4:50 PM , Blogger Liz said...

    sorry, I'm not a banana fan. I thought Bearette would have some recipes, though... :)

  • At 9:41 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

    You can freeze them until you're ready to use them.

  • At 12:14 PM , Blogger Roxanne said...

    j martin- Thanks for the recipe. I'm waiting for the muffins to cool as I write this....they smell so yummy!

    Bearette- Any recipes? (holding my breath :)

    Dudeman- Thanks for the link. Your's is next on the list as soon as I gather some more ripe 'nanas...probably by next week.

    Stu- I can't stand them once they get any brown spots. My fave time to eat them is when they are just ripe enough to be able to peel them. Yumm!!

    Tenakalaz- I will definitely try this one. I love peanut butter and bananas. Sometimes I even just slice one up, put a glob of pb on the plate and dip each piece in.

    Liz- I'm waiting too. :)

    Carolyn- I have a bunch in the freezer door that fall out every time it's opened and hit the floor like a brick. One even broke in half, I just tossed it back in. I never think ahead to thaw them out. Can you microwave them to defrost them? I've been too scared to try.

  • At 3:44 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

    it's weird, i tend to just eat them out of hand, so i have recipes but i haven't tried them. that one sounds really good, though.


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