Use for brown bananas

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The brown banana discussion prompted this one.

Care to share any used you know of for over-ripe bananas? We know of banana bread, we know of smoothies, any others?

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Mini banana tart:

Melt 2 teaspoons of butter with 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon (or ginger or cardamom) over med-high heat for 2-3 minutes.   Slice a banana up into the pan and cook for another 3 minutes.   Optional:  sprinkle in a teaspoon of rum, brandy, scotch OR 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or orange extract.

Butter a ramekin well and put in banana-caramel mix.   Top with a round of puff pastry or pie dough.   Bake at 400 for about 25 minutes until pastry is puffed and cooked.   Let cool a few minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the ramekin and flip upside down onto serving plate.

Top with ice cream (dessert) or greek yogurt (breakfast).

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Found one!

http://indugetscooking.blogspot.com/2012/05/convert-those-overripe-bananas-into.html

and this:

http://www.grandmaskitchen.com/recipes/keepsake-cookies/chocolate-banana-softies/

here:

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/01/11/oatmeal-raisin-breakfast-cookies/

Can you tell I am on pinterest for these? Now I am hungry again!

http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/276/frosted-banana-cookies

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Stuffed french toast

Banana Oatmeal Nugget Cookies (yum!)

Banana waffles

 

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I guess not many read the thread starter, we know of smoothies, shakes, banana bread and muffins, any other uses? cheeky

The San Diego zoo was famous for its frozen bananas. I know of what you speak Kathleen, they are terrific!

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I freeze them and then use them in this recipe as needed.  Freezing does not damage the bananas for this recipe...and then I freeze the muffins, defrost as many as I need overnight and reheat 30 seconds to 1 minute or so in microwave. Perfect!

Banana Muffins (the best ever...and so easy)

Ingredients
• 3 large Bananas
• 3/4 cup Sugar
• 1 large Egg
• 1 teaspoon Baking soda
• 1 teaspoon Baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon Salt
• 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
• 1/3 cup Melted butter

Preheat oven to 375F
Mash bananas. Add sugar and slightly beaten egg and mix well. Add the melt butter. Make a well in the middle and add the dry ingredients. Bake for 20 min.
NOTE:  This recipe comes from the book “Muffin Mania” which has the best recipes for muffins  I have ever tasted.

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I put my extra batter into the muffin cups and freeze them unbaked.  So, every morning all I do is put however many I need in the oven and they're freshly baked, warm and yummy every day.  I put them in frozen at the same temperature and it just takes maybe 5 minutes longer.  They don't rise as much as the raw batter, but they're just as good.  It's a great way to save time in the morning and if I have multiple different flavors in the freezer at one time I can be sure the guest gets a different flavor every day.

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Leave the overnight in the fridge and you will get better rise.

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You should actually bake your muffins from cold. It makes them rise more. With bananas, slightly increase the baking soda in the recipe to compensate for their acidity.

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Peel, cut into chunks, freeze. Use for smoothies and/or milkshakes. 

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Stick a fork into one of those frozen chunks (after peeling of course) and dip in chocolate. Chocolate bananas - a treat from my youth! You can roll in crushed nuts after dipping in chocolate if you wish.

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One morning for my hubby and I  ( I was testing) I made like a banana foster and put it over greek vanilla yogurt.  OMG fantastic!!!

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pancakes-stir mashed bananas into the pancake batter -

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We use them in our muffins.  Our first course at breakfast is always a fresh, warm, made-from-scratch fruit muffin.  Any fruit that gets too ripe for our fruit cups goes into the freezer to be used in muffins.  

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