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Old 05-30-2007, 09:09 AM   #11
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10 bananas wouldn't last long in my house. However, occasionally, our Kroger store will sell 10-pound bags of bananas for 50 cents. I usually buy at least one bag.

I peel the bananas and mash them, three at a time, and freeze them in a Tupperware container to use in muffins, breads, etc.

For some reason, when bananas are frozen, they are much sweeter after they are thawed. They make fabulous banana bread.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:53 AM   #12
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10 bananas wouldn't last long in my house. However, occasionally, our Kroger store will sell 10-pound bags of bananas for 50 cents. I usually buy at least one bag.

I peel the bananas and mash them, three at a time, and freeze them in a Tupperware container to use in muffins, breads, etc.

For some reason, when bananas are frozen, they are much sweeter after they are thawed. They make fabulous banana bread.
Thanks fo the tip Katie. Around here with the 3 kids, the bananas come in the door at 9 and the peels go out at 9:15 DH loves the banana bread I make, so I"ll freeze some so I can make it for him.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:44 AM   #13
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I would definitely make frozen chocolate covered bananas, rolled in chopped nuts or toffee bits - on a stick.

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

OR

Fried Banana Chocolate Ravioli with Chocolate Rum Sauce

Fried Banana Chocolate Ravioli with Chocolate Rum Sauce

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Chocolate Banana Trifle (with Kahlua)

Chocolate-Banana Trifle
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:03 AM   #14
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I would definitely make frozen chocolate covered bananas, rolled in chopped nuts) on a stick.

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas
I second that motion!!! All in favor, say Aye! Opposed, there are none!
The Ayes have it!! Motion carried!! Now where are my popsicle sticks

Enjoy!
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:08 AM   #15
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We keep frozen fruit, including bananas, for smoothies or milkshakes, especially in the summertime. I find that the flavor of the smoothies are so much better when just using frozen fruit instead of adding ice. One of my favorites is a peanut butter and banana shake/smoothie.

If you don't want to use milk, I have found the Juicy Juice drinks make a decent base for a fruit smoothie - I like the mango and white grape juices.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:13 AM   #16
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I second that motion!!! All in favor, say Aye! Opposed, there are none!
The Ayes have it!! Motion carried!! Now where are my popsicle sticks

Enjoy!
Aye, Aye, Aye These are sooooo good. I think they sell them at Disneyland (it's been awhile). You can use skewers if you don't have popsicle sticks.

Another idea - Banana, chocolate & marshmallow S'mores.

I'm off to buy some nanas.
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This is an all-time favorite of a lot of DC'ers. You could always make more than one loaf and freeze one, too.

BEST Banana Bread

2 cups AP flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup toasted coarsely chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

Butter a non-stick bread pan, then flour well.

Combine and mix well the following dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside:
2 cups AP flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup toasted coarsely chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

In another medium bowl, coarsely smash 3 ripe bananas (use a large spoon or spatula and don’t puree – the banana needs to be chunky)

To the bananas, add and combine: (but try not to reduce the banana chunks)

2 large eggs, beaten
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently FOLD until the flour is thoroughly moistened. Pour into the prepared bread pan and spread the mixture evenly across the top.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree (F) oven for 45-50 minutes.
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Aye, Aye, Aye These are sooooo good. I think they sell them at Disneyland (it's been awhile). You can use skewers if you don't have popsicle sticks.

Another idea - Banana, chocolate & marshmallow S'mores.

I'm off to buy some nanas.

........Adding nanas and marshmallows to my grocery list!!!

extra nanas for peanut butter and nanna samiches!
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:51 PM   #19
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I use extra bananas in banana bread and smoothies.

Have you ever tried mashing a banana and creamy peanut butter, almond butter, or tahini (sesame butter) together for an "instant pudding" treat? Yummy!
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........Adding nanas and marshmallows to my grocery list!!!

extra nanas for peanut butter and nanna samiches!
Don't forget the choc hershey bar or kisses for your nana s'mores

Now you're talkin' - A sammich fit for a King. (Would you like some bacon on that?)


During the summer, I slice up strawberries and bananas, and add blueberries and sour cream. Yum.

I have a recipe for an orange sauce for the banana ravioli, if anyone is interested.
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