What are your favorite recipes for over-ripe bananas beyond the usual banana bread/muffin recipes? We had some redundancy in our shopping trips last week. :)
Ice cream. Smoothies. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Banana pudding. Cream pie. Pancakes.
Mmm ice cream!
How over-ripe are they? If they're close to being mushy, throw them in the freezer and make banana bread or smoothies with them. (I like smoothies better with very, very ripe bananas that have been frozen because they don't have that gluey texture and taste.)
If your bananas are ripe but still sliceable, have stuffed french toast for dinner: Put sliced bananas between two pieces of bread and press together. Dip into your usual French toast batter. Fry or saute as usual. Serve with butter and syrup. Or you can do what they do as DisneyWorld and deep fry the dipped sandwich, roll it in cinnamon sugar, and serve it with butter and syrup.
:) You had me at french toast. That sounds great! Thanks.
Mashed up in some oatmeal, the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich, or a in a smoothie.
If they are more on the side of mushy go for Banana Pancakes! Another great option are bananoids, but those work best for still solid bananas. Just melt some chocolate and dip the bananas into the chocolate. For some added fun roll them in nuts or sprinkles before setting on wax paper. Place in the freezer, wait a few hours and enjoy!
I can't believe I forgot about this and it's my own recipe. Here's a recipe for bananas foster over french toast. It is delicious and sinful:
I peel and slice and then freeze them. For a quick dessert, toss about two cups of the frozen slices into a 4-cup food processor. Process until blended and smooth. Makes a delightful ice cream substitute without all the calories or the fuss!
I freeze them whole in the peel. I think use them in smoothies. My favorite is to mix (for 2 people) a frozen banana and a heaping handful each of frozen strawberries and blueberries with pineapple juice. Perfect snack.
Ditto on the ice-cream bit. I got the idea from David Lebovitz hereL
mmm thanks everyone! we made banana pancakes (we got into this mess because of our penchant for peanut butter-banana sandwiches). Delish! Looking forward to trying some of the french toast and ice cream recipes- and the savory ones too. :)
I'm a fiend for banana shakes. It would come out very liquidy, but my weird and favorite thing is to make a shake using only milk. Then pour it in a glass, add your favorite cereal or granola, and eat with a spoon. I've never met anyone else who does this but hopefully will after posting it here :)