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    • sce37
    • By sce37 8th Sep 04, 1:05 PM
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    banana glut
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    • 8th Sep 04, 1:05 PM
    banana glut 8th Sep 04 at 1:05 PM
    I was searching for a recipe for banana and walnut cake as I have an abundance of over ripe bananas that noone will eat (except the fruit flies). I came across this tip -

    Don't throw away over ripe bananas just put them in the freezer (in their skins still) and just pull them out and defrost for mashing whenever you need them.

    PS Am baking the cake now and it smells delicious :P
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  • LearningToSave.
    How to use....
    5 bananas.
    need to be used either today or tomorrow........2.5 year old dd gone off banana's :confused: and me and dh dont like eating them on their own as piece of fruit.
  • dellamirandola
    Make banana bread. It's lovely, and best made with slightly past their best bananas.

    And you can toast it the day after.
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 26th Jul 05, 8:37 AM
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    Make banana bread. It's lovely, and best made with slightly past their best bananas.

    And you can toast it the day after.
    by dellamirandola
    I was just about to suggest that! It's exactly what I'll be doing with my browning bananas
  • fairylights
    Or banana muffins? We found that the best way to sneak banana into our toddler when he refused fruit for a while. Stealth vitamins!
    • nightsong
    • By nightsong 26th Jul 05, 8:41 AM
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    Banana flapjacks are our staple for past-it bananas. Add 2 mashed bananas and some raisins to an ordinary flapjack recipe (cut down on the sugar and butter slightly). Delicious!
  • LearningToSave.
    oooohhhhh nightsong......i have just got into flapjacks......any chance of a recipie??
    bread is fab idea too,and muffins....yummmm.......may have to buy some more bananas and let em sit there for a while!!!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 26th Jul 05, 9:19 AM
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    There are more ideas in the Cooking section of the MEGA Index - listed under Fruit,

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    • Trow
    • By Trow 26th Jul 05, 9:26 AM
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    Or barbecue them - stick them on the barbie (or in the oven) till the skins are black and east the cooked banana with ice cream. Yum! If you like chinese style banana fritters etc - this tastes just like it, but without the fritter.

    Also - you can freeze them to make banana bread/cake with if you can't use them now. No use defrosted for anything else afaik, but they work well in cake/bread.
    • nightsong
    • By nightsong 26th Jul 05, 9:55 AM
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    oooohhhhh nightsong......i have just got into flapjacks......any chance of a recipie??
    bread is fab idea too,and muffins....yummmm.......may have to buy some more bananas and let em sit there for a while!!!
    by LearningToSave.
    Sure thing :-). This is a National Childbirth Trust recipe, I got it over 20 years ago and have been using it ever since, so it's pre-metric I'm afraid.

    6 oz. butter
    5 oz brown sugar
    8 oz rolled oats (ie ordinary porridge oats)
    2 small/ 1 large banana, mashed
    4 oz raisins (or chopped dates)

    makes about 16 allegedly, I always make double quantities and they don't last very long!!

    Melt the butter in a big pan. Take it off the heat and mix in all the other ingredients (oats last). Then pour into a baking tray and cook for 20-25 mins in a pre-heated oven, Gas 7, 220 c. Easy eh? Enjoy!
    Last edited by nightsong; 26-07-2005 at 10:01 AM.
  • LearningToSave.
    ooohhhhhh thankyou,thankyou,thankyou!!!
    im sure my daughter will help eat them this way too
  • Allexie
    Just freeze and eat when frozen....they taste like banana ice-cream when frozen. Your little-y may decide he/she likes bananas again!
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    • angelareid1512
    • By angelareid1512 3rd Aug 05, 7:08 AM
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    Looking for ideas to use up old bananas when they have gone starting going black, as no one in my house will eat them when they are like that.

    • geoffken
    • By geoffken 3rd Aug 05, 7:11 AM
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    sadly that is when they are the tastiest.
    We have been brainwashed into believing green bananas are best
    Stick to your guns and eat them yourself.
    we always buy them reduced/ripe at Asda as every body thinks they are bad.
    If they are too far gone just cut the worst off.
    • little_lil
    • By little_lil 3rd Aug 05, 7:17 AM
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    freeze them
    apparently, if you peel them, wrap them in clingfilm and freeze them and then eat them frozen they are like a creamy ice cream. Never tried this myself but my friend used to rave about them.
  • BoltonMinx
    See this thread for some ideas
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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 3rd Aug 05, 7:22 AM
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    apprentice tycoon
    There are a few banana recipes on the recipe index (top of the page, in the blue bar) I have only made one so far, this one, and it's great.
    • silverfoxdude
    • By silverfoxdude 3rd Aug 05, 7:27 AM
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    I got loads of bananas from asda reduced the other night and no-one would eat them 'cos they had turned black, my freezing book said not to freez them, but it is an old book. So I got my son to bake a banana and walnut tea bread, it was yummy, and it was from the be-re book I own
  • coffeeandfags
    Personally i like them when they start to go black, it makes them much sweeter.

    You could try this, its lovely......
    Slit the banana (with skin still on) and fill the slit with chocolate buttons, then wrap in tin foil and bake in the oven or BBQ. The chocolate melts all through the banana. Scrummy!!

    • catkins
    • By catkins 3rd Aug 05, 10:26 AM
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    I love bananas but cannot eat them once they start going soft. I usually make a banana and walnut loaf with them or a banana milk shake is nice.
  • Loadsabob
    I can't eat bananas as a fruit from when they turn speckly. They are a completely different fruit to me, then; I don't like the texture when they start to go soft, and they go from having a fresh, fruity taste when they're just going yellow, to having a very different, almost alcoholic taste (but the warmer taste of banana that some people love), I find, when they're on the turn. But that's when I find they're great in milkshakes and baking, very "banana-flavour" flavour...if you see what I mean! My banana oat muffins are on the recipe thread, a semi-healthy breakfast or mid-morning snack. Though the currants are really annoying me, as there are pips in them, and the odd crunch is really putting me off the muffins...but that's another story...
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