What to do with very ripe bananas

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What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Ducky » 09 Mar 2012, 13:08

Any suggestions what to do with about 20 bananas that are very ripe? They were on sale for 50p at the co-op so bought them. I can't resist a bargain, even if it is a ridiculous one!!

I know that I can freeze them - do you just leave them out to defrost when you want one? Do they taste ok to eat or would I be better to cook with them after freezing?
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby crabapple » 09 Mar 2012, 13:10

no sugar banana bread? It's recipe on here just need to find it.
Mash them up and freeze so you have suagar free nana 'ice cream'....
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Jelly Belly » 09 Mar 2012, 13:22

I would slice and freeze them and enjoy banana cake regularly for a few weeks... Yum!
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Ducky » 09 Mar 2012, 14:29

Do you have to freeze in their skins or take them out?
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby scotrail » 09 Mar 2012, 14:55

I would peel and chop them and then freeze. Banana carrot spice muffins also.. ask me if you want the recipe!
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Aitch » 09 Mar 2012, 14:57

yes ,divvy them up first into servings for cake. <swoons> at banana cake. with rum and raisin, imho.
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby robyn » 09 Mar 2012, 14:59

make sure DH knows they aren't sausages... I once froze some halfs of bananas, DH thought they were sausages and cooked them on a tray with some actual frozen sausage. plonker.
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Ducky » 09 Mar 2012, 15:33

robyn wrote:make sure DH knows they aren't sausages... I once froze some halfs of bananas, DH thought they were sausages and cooked them on a tray with some actual frozen sausage. plonker.


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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby BLTMama » 09 Mar 2012, 15:47

They're not good to eat raw after being frozen (they taste okay, but they'll be very soft and VERY slimy). I generally just toss them in the freezer, peel and all, just as they are when they're so ripe they're getting to the "flattening out" stage. But then I'm very, very lazy.
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby BacktoSaz » 09 Mar 2012, 16:16

I'm the same as Badgersmum. Pmsl at robyn (rather embarrassing as on a train!)
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 09 Mar 2012, 20:06

I freeze in the skin and then use them for baking. yum.
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby MummaQ » 09 Mar 2012, 20:17

Freeze in or out of skins, but think they are tricky to peel when defrosted if really ripe. Cutting them up first and popping them I a freezer space will save you space in the freezer... Write on the bag how many bananas you've got in each bag.

You can blend and make "banana ice cream", if your family are banana lovers, blitz, pop into ice cubes with or with out any other fruit you have, then add to smoothies, yogurts, porridge etc. but your blitzed banana into ice lolly moulds.

Then there's always baking, banana bread, muffins, etc bake them now and freeze them for lunch boxes or a sweet treat serve with custard or icecream.

There's banana custard... Slice and add custard as a pudding... A favourite as a kiddie!
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby SparklePetal » 09 Mar 2012, 21:30

robyn wrote:make sure DH knows they aren't sausages... I once froze some halfs of bananas, DH thought they were sausages and cooked them on a tray with some actual frozen sausage. plonker.


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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Singale » 09 Mar 2012, 23:39

scotrail wrote:I would peel and chop them and then freeze. Banana carrot spice muffins also.. ask me if you want the recipe!

Oh! Sounds interesting! Could you please post it here?
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Re: What to do with very ripe bananas

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 04 Apr 2012, 16:37

Ahem. Banana carrot spice muffins! Pregnant woman needs recipe! Now!! :D
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