Help with what to do with small overripe banana mountain

(29 Posts)
EveryLittleThing Mon 04-Jan-16 11:27:15

Hi - there are 9 of them lying there getting more ripe by the day - only need 3 for a banana cake! Any interesting ideas (including recipes) for what I can make with the rest please?

redpriestandmozart Mon 04-Jan-16 11:33:09

Banana ice cream, peel them, freeze them and when ready to make ice cream take one straight from the freezer and blitz in a blender, it will immediately turn into banana ice cream, add cocoa powder if you prefer it chocolate flavour. Or use them frozen in smoothies smile

MelanieCheeks Mon 04-Jan-16 11:35:03

Put them in the freezer before you decide - then you can use them a bit at a time rather than all in one go.

SilentBob Mon 04-Jan-16 11:38:53

Chocolate banana brownies!

4oz butter, melted.
Add 2oz Cocoa and 6oz sugar and whisk together.
Blitz up 2 or 3 ripe bananas. Add and whisk.
Add 2 eggs and whisk again.
Add 3oz plain flour and 1teaspoon baking powder. Final whisk then into cases or tin and bake for about 15 mins at 180.

I bung over-ripe bananas in the freezer until I need them.

CMOTDibbler Mon 04-Jan-16 11:40:56

I slice bananas and freeze them (ideally you'd freeze on a baking sheet and then put in a bag, but this is often beyond my enthusiasm). I then add them to porridge or smoothies frozen, or defrost and blitz into muffins or whatever

CuttedUpPear Mon 04-Jan-16 11:41:03

I am going to try this one with my over ripe bananas today - mash them with some oats and bake them.
Banana oat cookies.

ScienceRocks Mon 04-Jan-16 15:01:15

Banana pancakes.

EveryLittleThing Mon 04-Jan-16 15:12:20

Excellent ideas - thanks so much! flowers

Pear - just those 2 ingredients? Bananas and oats?

EveryLittleThing Mon 04-Jan-16 15:18:55

Science - need recipe please - have Aga and can follow recipes but am not v intuitive when it comes to cooking confused

SparklyTinselTits Mon 04-Jan-16 15:26:15

Banana porridge for breakfast grin
I hate plain porridge <bleerrgggghh> but DD was having Ella's Kithen banana porridge one morning, and it splashed my hand so I licked it and was pleasantly surprised! Now we both have Quaker Oats with smashed banana. She has formula in hers, I have soya milk grin yummy! grin

Fannycraddock79 Mon 04-Jan-16 15:27:20

Dip in chocolate (and chopped nuts if you like) and freeze

SusannahD Mon 04-Jan-16 15:29:04

Banana milkshakes...

whois Mon 04-Jan-16 15:43:03

There is only one thing to do!

Cut into coins. Freeze (on a tray so they don't stick together). Blitz into yummy 'ice cream' in a food processor.

www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-with-just-one-ingredient-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-93414

EveryLittleThing Mon 04-Jan-16 15:47:05

Wow this is amazing! Am now tempted to ask what I should do with the chicken thighs, cauliflower and broccoli sitting in the chiller [big grin]

EveryLittleThing Mon 04-Jan-16 15:48:52

Never done food chat before - so happy! - I now think I'll be on here every day looking for suggestions ahaha!

CuttedUpPear Mon 04-Jan-16 18:08:13

Hi OP
Yes I tried the banana oat 'cookies' this morning and they were great!
I added some star anise powder as DS and I love the taste and they were all gobbled up straight away.

YUM

Atomik Mon 04-Jan-16 18:10:41

Never done food chat before - so happy! - I now think I'll be on here every day looking for suggestions ahaha

Aren't they fab ! I feel like I've discovered the hidden gem of MN.

BabyGanoush Mon 04-Jan-16 18:13:22

Fry them in slices in butter, add brown sugar, leave to caramelise

Eat for desert

ScienceRocks Mon 04-Jan-16 18:59:31

jumpparents.co.uk/simple-tastes-5-banana-pancakes/

ScienceRocks Mon 04-Jan-16 19:02:10

I'd gently fry some chopped onions,garlic and potatoes in butter and oil, then add stock, the broccoli and cauliflower and simmer until the potatoes are soft. Blend, check seasoning and voila you have soup! Crumble in some blue cheese or sprinkle on some finely chopped bacon, or just eat as it is.

SwearyGodmother Mon 04-Jan-16 19:02:17

Banana pancake batter!

Two eggs, one mashed banana - mix together and that's it.

Or freeze and turn into one ingredient banana ice cream. It's awesome when you stir in some peanut butter.

Ragwort Mon 04-Jan-16 19:04:32

Science - I thought you were giving a recipe for banana soup grin - I had to re-read very carefully !

RomComPhooey Mon 04-Jan-16 19:07:18

Science - repost in the cheese thread. This one's for using up 'nanas.

ScienceRocks Mon 04-Jan-16 19:15:06

I was replying to the OP's subsequent question about using up cauliflower and broccoli wink

RomComPhooey Mon 04-Jan-16 23:18:59

My apologies - I missed that. smile

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