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What do you do with leftover bananas?

AkL Dec 21, 2008 04:26 PM

The smoothie post got me thinking -- I have a 2 year old and so I almost always have an assortment of 1/2 eaten bananas. (My son is not a big eater.) Also a bag of mushy bananas in the freezer -- my little guy likes them on the slightly green side and will not touch a brown banana. Silly thing.

Besides smoothies, banana bread, and muffins, what do you do with your leftover bananas (mushy or not)? I'd love something savory.

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  1. Jetgirly RE: AkL Dec 21, 2008 05:35 PM

    On Sunday morning my family eats blueberry pancakes; I have banana pancakes. I had banana-cornmeal pancakes at a restaurant in Mexico and they were great- I might try recreating them at home.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: AkL Dec 21, 2008 05:40 PM

      most of the suggestions in this thread are for sweet dishes, but there are few suggestions for savory uses...


      here are a couple more that turned up in a Google search...


      you'll probably find some more ideas if you search for Filipino, Jamaican, or Trinidadian recipes.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        northside food RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 21, 2008 06:43 PM

        My sister in law has a great sweet potato and banana casserole. I don't have a recipe though.

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        lgss RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 02:13 AM

        This might interest you. Saw it the other day.

        1. Paula76 RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 06:30 AM

          It's not easy to find savoury uses for bananas but in Latin countries (like mine; I'm from Argentina) they always appear in one dish or another, usually dipped in batter and fried or sometimes mashed with some milk and spices. Another idea if you like bittersweet combinations is to chop them up and mix them into a salad alongside some nuts, cheese and green leaves.

          Also see:




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            bnemes3343 RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 06:35 AM

            Banana bread of course

            1. Veggo RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 07:08 AM

              Also, banana daiquiris

              1. Sam Fujisaka RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 07:21 AM

                The savory dishes in Asia, Africa, and here in Latin America all use plantains rather than bananas.

                1. todao RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 07:48 AM

                  Grilled peanut butte and banana sandwiches

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                    Veggo RE: todao Dec 22, 2008 09:14 AM

                    Is this a favorite in Montana?...:)

                    1. re: Veggo
                      todao RE: Veggo Dec 22, 2008 10:11 AM

                      OOOps - Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches

                      Also, how about bananas foster.

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