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What to do with 12 over-ripe bananas?

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Cucumberscarecrow Mon 22-Jul-13 22:26:19

We bought way too many bananas and they over-ripened really fast in the heat. None of us like over-ripe bananas and I can't be bothered to make banana bread (besides, most recipes only suggest you use two or three bananas). Anyone got any suggestions?

notanyanymore Mon 22-Jul-13 22:27:36

Banana custard and banoffee pie, mmmmm....

dollybird Mon 22-Jul-13 22:27:59

freeze them! They taste a bit like ice cream when slightly defrosted. DC love them and moan when there aren't any ripe ones to freeze smile

soaccidentprone Mon 22-Jul-13 22:30:07

Banana and chocolate milkshake?

notanyanymore Mon 22-Jul-13 22:30:45

Ohh I like dollybirds idea, never knew you could do that.
Make pancakes and fill them with chocolate spread and sliced bananas
Mash them up and put them in a toasted sarnie/jam and banana sarnie/toasted jam, peanut butter and banana sarnie!

notanyanymore Mon 22-Jul-13 22:31:24

Or banana and vanilla ice cream smoothie

dollybird Mon 22-Jul-13 22:32:34

it's also good for if you're on a diet - takes a while to eat. Freeze them peeled but make sure they are completely wrapped in foil or they go black..

Stase Mon 22-Jul-13 22:33:07

Peel them before you freeze them and wrap individually in cling film. Put them through a juicer if you have one, for mr whippy style swirls. Top with cooked dates blended up with some a spoonful of cocoa powder for a hot chocolate sauce. Lovely! grin

TakingTheStairs Mon 22-Jul-13 22:34:03

Banana bread! It's so much nicer when made with over ripe bananas. And you can freeze the them if you've made a few.

tobytoes Mon 22-Jul-13 22:36:41

We had 3 over ripe bananas and tonight after our bbq I spotted them om the way back out to the garden and thought hummmmm bbq?? So we did and they were amazing!!!!! We put a bit of golden syrup on them aswell. Bloody lovely.

icecubed Mon 22-Jul-13 22:37:48

freeze (peeled) then liquidse with Greek yogurt makes banana ice cream instantly grin

lessonsintightropes Mon 22-Jul-13 22:38:38

What TakingtheStairs said - beat me to it!

TeaandHobnobs Mon 22-Jul-13 22:38:59

Ooooo I have the exact same problem! I was going to make Nigella's banana muffins (made with honey not sugar) and turn the rest into smoothie for breakfast tomorrow.

CheeseAndMushroomToastie Mon 22-Jul-13 22:43:17

Banana muffins. Delicious.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 22-Jul-13 22:45:01

Banana muffins, banana bread, banana ice cream, or freeze them (in peel is fine) and use them is smoothies.

RubyrooUK Mon 22-Jul-13 22:46:09

I am just popping onto this thread so I can keep track of all these recipes.

<swats flies out of the way to reach all the overripe bananas in the kitchen>

LiveItUp Mon 22-Jul-13 22:46:42

Peel them and lay them out on a baking tray, not touching. Then freeze. I just scoop them all into one large bag when they're frozen and take them out one at a time when needed, without individually wrapping them, but I do use them fairly quickly. Perfect for milkshakes, baking etc.

deemented Mon 22-Jul-13 22:46:51

Banana and chocolate bread. In the slowcooker.

LiveItUp Mon 22-Jul-13 22:48:35

Will try Icecubed 's suggestion and whizz with greek yoghurt. Sounds gorgeous.

Carolra Mon 22-Jul-13 22:50:02

Banana flapjacks here!

WocketInMyPocket Mon 22-Jul-13 23:01:56

Banana cake

sussexmum38 Mon 22-Jul-13 23:05:01

Banana cake with glace cherries.

Cucumberscarecrow Mon 22-Jul-13 23:23:16

Loving these ideas but especially the freezer / smoothie ones.

It's too hot for baking just now and was my DS's birthday at the weekend and I massively over-catered so have way too many cakes and sweet things in the house just now.

Also like the idea of bbq'ing them. Mmmmm.

LovePotatoes Mon 22-Jul-13 23:26:08

love these suggestions. im going to refer back to this ;-)

ILikeToClean Tue 23-Jul-13 12:32:26

You can freeze them for another time and then make banana cake, muffins or ice cream, freeze in their skins, they will be mushy when they defrost but fine for cakes etc.

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