Leftover bananas

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Leftover bananas

Postby LucyLastic » 26 Jan 2016, 12:39

I often end up with one or two bananas that are 'too speckly' for C. I don't particularly like bananas, so does anyone have a recipe for using up one or two bananas in a recipe where you can't taste or smell the banana? So no smoothies, ice cream, banana cake, banana muffins or banana pancakes! I don't really hold out much hope, seeing as they have such a pervasive flavour and odour, but I figured one of you might have a genius idea (other than buying fewer bananas!)
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby junglewonderland » 26 Jan 2016, 13:08

You can use 1/2 mashed banana in recipes in place of an egg (Google "egg substitute" and you come across a handy chart). So you could freeze the bananas halved and mashed, and use when you are baking. If you used a bit of banana in say, chocolate cake, it wouldn't be too overwhelming would it?
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby DandelionFrosting » 26 Jan 2016, 13:44

DH says banana is good in curry. I could definitely taste it, though. Maybe half would be better?
If nothing else, do you have a garden where you could use them as fertilizer?
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby Treeb » 26 Jan 2016, 13:47

If you made banana muffins or pancakes or whatever you could freeze them and just take them out one at a time for C to eat, and not have to eat any yourself.

Alternately - can't you just buy fewer bananas?
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby felizefun » 26 Jan 2016, 16:13

This chocolate cake recipe uses bananas as well. I've made it c purple of times and you can hardly taste/smell the bananas. The bananas, however, makes the cake irrestibly moist and soft. Yum!

http://www.joyofbaking.com/ChocolateBananaCake.html

There is another banana muffin recipe on the same website which is also good.
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 26 Jan 2016, 17:10

Banana muffins from the blw cookbook!
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby Treeb » 26 Jan 2016, 20:01

Can you share that recipe HF? I never did get around to buying the cookbook....
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 26 Jan 2016, 20:51

Of course! Family favourite (and the girls help prepping them too!!!)

4 large ripe bananas
60g no salt butter
2 large eggs
0.5 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon or mixed spice
150g self raising flour

Peel bananas and mash
Melt butter (in microwave)
Add to bananas
Beat eggs and mix that in
Sieve flour and spices and stir in
Scoop into 12 cupcake cases
Bake at 190 degrees for 10 - 15ish minutes

cool and enjoy!
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby LucyLastic » 26 Jan 2016, 23:55

I think 'make and freeze' for C is the best plan. Why do I never think of the obvious? Thanks for posting the recipe, HF - I've lent mine to a friend whose baby is approaching the 6 month mark. I'm not sure she'll make the leap, but she might do a mix of much and food, I guess.
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby StJuniper » 27 Jan 2016, 02:08

Sliced into pancakes. Put them in C's and leave them out of yours.
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby EnigmaFish » 29 Jan 2016, 23:51

Peanut butter and banana on bread is gorgeous... If they're already peeled, would C eat them that way?
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby StJuniper » 30 Jan 2016, 00:52

Also, ants on a log. Banana spread with peanut butter with raisins stuck into the peanut butter. The novelty might make up for the speckliness?
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby emzit » 30 Jan 2016, 06:30

I've just made some really nice banana cashew bars - half a cup each of dedicated coconut and cashews, one banana, dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, oven at 180 for 20 minutes ish. Got the recipe from a whole food cookbook and muncher and I made them on a whim as we had all that and I couldn't make the banana muffins from the blw book because they ate half of the bananas I needed this morning. Tick f approval from both boys and me!
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Re: Leftover bananas

Postby lizandimo » 30 Jan 2016, 16:10

I cannot stand the taste of banana (which means we also have a problem if DD stops eating them!), but I made these muffins yesterday (used raspberries instead of blueberries though) and I couldn't really taste the banana so they were fine for me to eat, and there's no sugar in them other than a bit of honey and the fruit. I think they would freeze well too, I've got 2 more very squishy looking bananas in the bowl so I think I'll make some more to freeze!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2998 ... st-muffins
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