It’s a fruit that can challenge many a friendship… “you like them black?!” or “they must be green with a hint of yellow!” or “yuk, hate them”
I don’t like chucking them away so here are a few ideas for bananas past their eat by date.
- Peel, place in a plastic freezer box or bag and freeze. Perfect as a replacement for ice cream or ice cubes in a smoothie. Great for toddlers to eat frozen as ‘ice cream’ and can also be dipped in melted chocolate for a Magnum-y feel to a fruit pud.
- Whilst in skin, slice along the length on the inside (the bendy bit) of the banana. Shove in some square of chocolate, maybe a splash of rum (for the adults) and some walnuts and wrap completely in foil. Bake in a hot oven for about 10 -15 minute. Open the foil and serve as they are or with natural yoghurt.
- Peel, slice in half and lay in the base of an oven proof dish. Splash with brandy or rum again if liked and then put crumble on the top and bake in the oven.
- Mash one very ripe banana with a beaten egg. Cook in a frying pan in butter to have yourself a very lovely banana pancake for breakfast, after school snack or pud.
And here’s a great recipe for delicious banana cake: Banana Cake (gluten free)