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What can I do with old bananas besides bread?

Last post Jan 06, 2011 11:59 AM by mary30 . 19 replies.


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  • What can I do with old bananas besides bread?
    Not that I make the bread all that often, but we're bored with it and don't end up finishing it lately. Anyone got any other ideas?

    Thanks,

    Lisa
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  • RE: What can I do with old bananas besides bread?

    Thanks to nycangeleyes and Jmartinelli13 ----
    This muffin recipe is now one of our favorite coffee cake recipes. Jolene (Jmartinelli13) suggested baking it as a coffeecake. YUM!

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    BANANA CRUMB MUFFINS by nycangeleyes

    INGREDIENTS:

    1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon salt
    3 bananas, mashed
    ¾ cup white sugar
    1 eggs, lightly beaten
    1/3 cup butter, melted
    1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1/8 cup all-purpose flour
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (*dutchmom4 used ½ teaspoon)
    1 tablespoon butter


    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups (I used 12), or line with muffin papers.

    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

    3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

    4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


    TO BAKE AS CAKE:
    Make as directed, except pour batter into a greased and floured 9 – inch cake pan. (I used cinnamon sugar instead of flour.) Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.



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    Lisa, check out this thread.


    Subject: ISO Banana Recipes
    Posted by: catnbri_NB
    http://bbs.reimanpub.com/bulletinboard.asp?view=reply&threadnum=815451&searchrep=8956445#jump



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  • RE: What can I do with old bananas besides bread?
    Hi Lisa,

    How about some smoothies?

    I hate eat bananas, but I've trying to, so in smoothies, I just slice up some bananas and some strawberries, add some milk, or even some ice cream, & put it in my new blender, I like the frappe. I've even frozen some bananas lately since they were ripe, & added some lemon juice so it would not turn brown, (think this is how you did it)!

    My dd would dehyrdate some banana slices, the kids would just love them and even the adults for something to munch on.

    Paula
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    My son loved this smoothie recipe - adjust the milk and orange juice to your tastes.

    1 frozen banana (broken into pieces)
    1 (8-oz.) container yogurt (any flavor - strawberry was my son's favorite)
    1/2 to 1 cup orange juice
    1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. 1 serving.
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    I like to make a cake with broiled coconut frosting or bars with cream cheese frosting.
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    My niece made this yummy cake for my birthday.

    Banana Layer Cake
    Laura


    1 cup mashed fully ripe banana (2-3
    bananas)
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup buttermilk or soured milk
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    2 cups cake flour
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 cup softened butter/margarine
    2 eggs


    Preheat oven to 350. Grease three 8-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease paper. Dust pans with sugar. In bowl, mix bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. In medium bowl, mix flour, powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar and butter 5 minutes or until light and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat until smooth. Divide batter among pans. Stagger pans on 2 oven racks, placing 2 on upper rack and 1 on lower rack, so layers are not directly on top of one another. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10minutes. Run knife around edges of pans to loosen cakes; invert onto racks. Remove waxed paper; cool completely. Prepare frosting. Place 1 layer on cake plate; spread with ½ cup frosting. Top with second layer, ½ cup frosting and remaining layer. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Store any leftover cake in refrigerator

    Cream Cheese Frosting:

    3 cups powdered sugar
    6 ounces cream cheese, softened
    6 tablespoon butter, softened
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


    In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla just until blended. Increase speed to medium. Beat 1 minute or until smooth and fluffy, frequently scraping bowl. Makes about 2½ cups.

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    Banana-Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Chunks
    Bon Appétit


    1 cup butter, room temperature
    1¼ cups sugar
    1¼ cups brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2/3 cup mashed banana
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1 cup quick rolled oats
    1 tablespoons baking powder
    ¾ teaspoon salt
    4 2.6-ounce bars mild sweet chocolate, in
    ¾-inch pieces
    1 cup pecans, toasted, chopped


    Beat butter until fluffy. Add sugars and beat until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in bananas, then vanilla. Combine and add flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts. Spread in buttered and floured 15x 10 baking pan. Bake at 350º until tester comes out clean and top is golden, about 45 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut into 3x2 bars and serve.
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    Tropic Banana Bar


    ¼ cup shortening
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 egg
    1 cup mashed bananas
    1 cup flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ¼ teaspoon soda
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ cup raisins
    ¼ cup chopped pecans
    ¼ cup flaked coconut


    Cream shortening, sugar and egg. Stir in banana. Combine dry ingredients and stir in. Add raisins, pecans and coconut. Spread in greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350º for 18-20 minutes. While still warm frost with your favorite creamy frosting.


    Banana Nut Bars


    1½ very ripe banana, divided
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 cup sugar
    ½ cup shortening
    2 eggs
    1½ cups flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 cups powdered sugar
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 tablespoon milk
    ½ cup chopped nuts


    Mash 1 banana and sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine sugar and shortening and beat well. Add eggs 1 at a time. Add banana, then flour and ½ teaspoon salt. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes. Combine ½ banana and all remaining ingredients but nuts and spread on cooled bars. Sprinkle nuts over top.
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    Banana Bars


    ¼ cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    ½ teaspoon rum flavor
    ½ teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 cup mashed banana
    ½ cup chopped pecans
    2 tablespoons peanut butter
    2 tablespoons milk
    ¾ cup powdered sugar


    . Cream butter; add sugar and beat well. Add eggs, rum flavor and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt alternately with banana, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Cool slightly and spread with frosting of peanut butter, milk and powdered sugar.
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    Banana Drops


    ½ cup butter, softened
    ½ cup sugar
    2 large ripe bananas, in chunks
    1½ cups rolled oats
    1¼ cups flour
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon soda
    1 cup raisins


    Beat butter with sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in bananas. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart. Bake at 375º for 15-18 minutes. Makes 40.



    Banana Crunch Cookies


    1 cup brown sugar
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup butter, softened
    2 large extra-ripe bananas, pureed
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup flour
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 cup wheat germ
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 cup raisins
    ½ cup peanuts, chopped


    Cream sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in bananas, egg and vanilla until blended. Combine dry ingredients and beat in. Stir in raisins and peanuts. Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.
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    Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    From Taste of Home

    1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    3/4 cup butter, softened
    1 egg
    1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
    1-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
    1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts


    In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, bananas and oats; mix well. Stir in chips and nuts.
    Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
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    Banana Bars & Cream Cheese Frosting
    1 1/2 cups sugar (white)
    ½ teas. baking powder
    2 eggs (large)
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 cup butter
    1 ¼ cup mashed bananas (or 3 large)
    ¼ cup milk with ½ tsp..white vinegar
    2 cups flour
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tsp.salt
    ¼ cup walnuts (optional)

    Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs on at a time. Sift together dry ingredients. Alternate adding dry ingredients then bananas to creamed mixture until all are used. Last, slowly add in milk/vinegar and vanilla. Pour on greased jelly roll size pan(11x17). Bake at 350* for 30 minutes(might have to bake longer) and or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
    Cream Cheese Frosting
    1-8oz. cream cheese(softened)
    1/2 cup butter(softened)
    2 teas.vanilla
    4 cups powdered sugar
    In a mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese,butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    Gradually add the powdered sugar,beat until smooth.

    These are so moist and good:)

    Sharon
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  • RE: What can I do with old bananas besides bread?
    Add them to Carnation Instant Breakfast for those pickie breakfast eaters, so many nutrients that we all need. I'm addicted to them. I haven't had an appetite in several months and my husband started making these for me and I'm getting my strength and energy back. They are delicious also.

    Davarenee
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