9 Great Ways To Use Up Overripe Bananas

Good Ole bananas, an inexpensive food that goes bad fast. If you constantly have overripe bananas at your house check out these 9 great ways to use them so you aren’t forever throwing them away. When ever I see bananas getting overripe on my counter I usually do one of two things. I will peel and slice them and then freeze the slices in a freezer bag. Whenever your sweet tooth starts nagging you just throw some frozen slices in a blender and blend. You end up with what you will swear is banana ice cream that really satisfies that sweet tooth.

The other thing I do is peel and add them to my peeled overripe banana ziploc bag that I have in the freezer untill I have enough to make a batch of banana bread. I use this recipe to make one loaf, you can double, triple or even quadruple the recipe to make multiple loaves. Once cooled you can also wrap in wax paper and then put a loaf in a freezer bag and freeze untill needed.

 

Banana Bread Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chopped walnut or pecans if desired. ( I love mine made with pecans. I add chopped and put a few halves on the top to decorate it)
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Once cool slice and eat, preferably with a nice smear of delicious butter on it.

Tree Hugger shares 7 more great uses for overripe bananas. So now no one should ever need to throw a banana away again.

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/shoe-shining-skin-smoothing-7-uses-overripe-bananas.html

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