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Old 05-25-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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ISO "new" ways to use ripe bananas

I always seem to have ripe bananas in the house and usually I'll make the old standard "Banana Bread". That's getting old. Does anyone out there have any new and creative ideas for using up my ripe bananas?

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Old 05-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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I like to make banana pancakes with chopped pecans. Really yummy.

Another thing I enjoy is making banana fritters, but the bananas have to be a bit firm to do that so, if yours are getting soft, that won't work.

Be patient. There's no question you'll get more ideas. This is a U.S. holiday weekend so things might be a bit slow.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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I always seem to have ripe bananas in the house and usually I'll make the old standard "Banana Bread". That's getting old. Does anyone out there have any new and creative ideas for using up my ripe bananas?
Hi Aritc10,
Peel, freeze and then when you are ready, take them out and process for a quick instant banana ice cream. Season as desired with a touch of icing sugar - must be eaten as soon as made.

Peel each banana, place on a piece of baking foil and spread lightly with apricot jam or maramlade. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Enclose the banana in the foil, not too tightly, and bake in ahot oven 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 15-20 minutes. Serve on warmed plates.

Banana fritters with ice cream?

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:17 PM   #5
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Buy a big box of Cheerios and a bottle of milk...
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Andy M. - Your reply is why I love coming to this site. Nothing like a good sense of humor. By the way....I love cheerios and bananas.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #7
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i know that you mentioned banana bread, but like to add a ripe banana or two to whole wheat bread to give it a little background sweetness (and so it doesn't taste like it has an r-value).

if they're not too far gone, try dehydrating them. or freezing the bananas, then dipping in a chocolate, butter, and veggie oil mix. it quickly cools and forms a shell over the banana. yumm. to get fancier, roll in crushed nuts before the shell sets. yummmm.
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make some Muffins with it in.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:04 AM   #9
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Cut into 1-inch pieces, freeze and add to a smoothie with vanilla yogurt and strawberries, or another favorite fruit combination.
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Try this recipe:

Souffleed Banana Pancake
6 T unsalted butter

3 T firmly packed light brown sugar
2 bananas, peeled, cut diagonally thick

4 eggs, separated
2/3 cup milk

1-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon dark rum (I used light)

1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 c banana puree (about 2 bananas)
cup sugar

c pecan halves-lightly toasted (I did not use)
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt butter in 10 non-stick oven-proof skillet
Remove 3 tablespoons butter into a small bowl and set aside
Coat bottom of pan with remaining butter
Add brown sugar and stir until the sugar melts.
Add bananas and cook 1 minute per side then transfer to a plate reserve sugar in pan.

With a whisk, mix egg yolks, milk, vanilla, rum, melted butter and salt in bowl.
Slowly whisk in flour, stir in banana puree.

In a separate bowl beat egg whites until frothy. Slowly add the sugar. Beat until firm peaks form.
Fold in one third of the egg whites into batter, fold in the remaining egg whites.
Pour batter into skillet, top with caramelized bananas and pecans.
Bake until puffed and golden, about 25-30 minutes.
Dust with powdered sugar before serving!
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