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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:01 pm 
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What do you do with 3 large bunches of bananas?
Now I know how to make banana cake, but there is only so much one can eat and freeze though. :aaargh:
What I need are some ideas, but there is a catch to this request, I want the recipes to go with the ideas too. :wink:

I want to see how many ideas BYP can list on here!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:08 pm 
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Banana fritters and on pancakes yummm

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Cut a few of them up into small pieces and freeze them. Then on a hot day toss them into the food processor and whizz them up - instant healthy ice cream!


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I peel, cut (usually) and package in the freezer - then have frozen snacks :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:28 pm 
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Seedless grapes are very good as frozen snacks also.

The other thing you can do with frozen pieces of banana is make banana smoothies.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:37 pm 
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All great ideas :mrgreen:
Looking for more ideas like banana chutney or banana jam, some ideas that don't have to be freezed too. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:53 pm 
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Celestial Bananas - the best way to eat bananas

Cut bananas in half length ways
Fry in pan until slightly brown
Put in over proof dish
Put scrapings of philly cheese on top (a nice blob per banana)
Pour over some plain yoghurt
Sprinkle generously with raw sugar
Put in oven until brown on top

Eat with whipped cream and ice cream


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Banana Choc Tops

Stick paddlepop stick into end of peeled banana
Dip in melted chocolate
Then freeze

Eat straight out of the freezer


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My dad used to slice the bananas in half long ways but still with the skin on and dont cut all the way through then stick 2 peices of chocolate in the middle, cover with foil, put in the oven until choc is all melted then take it out and peel it and you got urself a hot choc banana.
it sounds yuk but tastes really good :D.
it makes a great desert!!

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3 big bunches would be a normal shop for us..lol..kids would eat them in 5 minutes flat...no leftovers

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pepe wrote:
Celestial Bananas - the best way to eat bananas

Cut bananas in half length ways
Fry in pan until slightly brown
Put in over proof dish
Put scrapings of philly cheese on top (a nice blob per banana)
Pour over some plain yoghurt
Sprinkle generously with raw sugar
Put in oven until brown on top

Eat with whipped cream and ice cream


That sounds sooooo yum!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:47 pm 
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MMMMM bananas never last long in our house. I have to hide them when I buy them myself or I don't even manage to get one before the others have left for school/ work in the morning!

Banana smoothies are a quick and easy one, chuck a banana in a whizzer with some milk and natural yoghurt, and you can vary it by adding cinnamon and honey, or cocoa powder or other fruits like raspberries....

Banana cake is a winner, but must also be packed full of walnuts and cream cheese frosting is a must (don't do what my mum did and try to make a whole meal one.... healthy... bleeeeuughhh)

Fried bananas with pancakes, or french toast. Chuck them in a fry pan with some butter and brown sugar and cook until all caremelised, sultanas added is yum too because they swell up and go all juicy...

Bananas make a good sambal for curry

You can squish them up with a fork and mix with yoghurt as a healthy snack to take to work, slice it over a bowl of cereal.

Dry them and make banana chips, special equipment is required for and they are mighty gross anyway- I wouldn't waste your B's.

Nana chop chip muffins are always a winner....

And I think thats probably my fair share of suggestions :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:51 pm 
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I forgot an ingredient in Celestial Bananas - cinnamon with the sugar. Sorry


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I occasionally buy a box of overripe bananas at the local markets for a few cents.

I take them home, mash and freeze in portions to make banana Choc Chip Muffins.
As this is the only way I can get one of my children to eat fruit I make these in bulk

1 packet of Vanilla or Choc Cake mix
1 Packet of Vanilla or Choc Muffin Mix (I just use the home brand/Coles variety)
1 Packet of Home brand Dark Chock Chips
2 eggs
Approximately 4 mashed Banana's
60 ml Veg oil
Milk to make up right consistency

Put all wet ingredients in together, mix up.
Add dry ingredients - stir lightly until just blended
Put in muffin tray and bake at 180C for about 15 minutes.

Considering it is really quick You can have these in the oven in 5 minutes and ready for the kids to take to school in no time at all.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:32 am 
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Banana Bread is a hit here.

2 eggs.
1 ¼ cups of sifted flour.
1 cup of sugar.
¾ cup of mashed very ripe banana.
½ cup of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla.
¾ teaspoon of baking soda.
½ teaspoon of salt.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the eggs and beat thoroughly.
Stir in the banana and the vanilla.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 30 minutes

I found this banana jam recipe in my preserves jams and chutney book
Ingredients:
2 ½ lb of peeled bananas.
2 ½ lb of sugar.
8 ounces of pineapple juice.
Juice of 2 lemons.

Directions:
Place half (1 ¼ lb) of the peeled bananas in a large saucepan and mash with a potato masher.
Slice up the other half of bananas, and add them to the pan.
Stir in the juice of the lemons and the 8 oz of pineapple juice.
Add the sugar and heat on a low setting until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil for about 3 minutes; then allow to cool.
Pour into a jam jar or other suitable container.
Cover and seal.

This one sounds nice
Banana Chutney
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
6-7 ripe bananas, chopped
1 lb onion, chopped
7 ounces dates, stones removed and chopped
4 ounces dried prunes, stones removed and chopped
1 red chili pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, finely chopped
1 coarsely grated carrot
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1 cinnamon stick
10 ounces brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dried shredded coconut
2 tablespoons dark rum
Directions
Except for the coconut and the rum put all the other ingredients in a large pan, mix well, put on the stove and bring to the boil, stirring at regular intervals.
Leave to simmer for approx 20-25 minutes, don’t forget to stir, and then add the coconut and the rum.
Cook for another 10 minutes until the chutney has thickened and turned a dark color Remove the cinnamon stick.
Put into warm clean jars, seal, and label when cold.
Let mature for at least 4 weeks and keep in a cool dark place.

Let me know how that one turns out Kowan i'd like to give it a go actually.

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