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What to do with leftover banana bread?

devo1960 Apr 15, 2010 09:39 AM

I have several loaves of banana bread presliced in my freezer. I usually include as snack in fiance's lunches but noticed they end up coming back uneaten so he is surely getting sick of banana bread.

Any recipe ideas for use of banana bread. I have found several recipes for banana bread pudding but they all call for croissant, brioche, etc and do not actually use banana bread, so was wondering if they would work for me or not.

Any suggestions for leftover banana bread??

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    bear RE: devo1960 Apr 15, 2010 09:49 AM

    Banana bread french toast is delicious. I usually just beat some eggs with milk or 1/2 and 1/2 and add some vanilla. You need to make sure that you don't soak it too much, or it will fall apart. Just cook it the way you cook regular french toast. With a little butter and syrup, it makes a nice breakfast.

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      cheesecake17 RE: bear Apr 15, 2010 12:02 PM

      Banana bread french toast is great topped with berries.

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        alliedawn_98 RE: cheesecake17 Apr 16, 2010 06:18 AM

        I was making the Amish Friendship bread last year and made a banana or strawberry banana version many times. My family loved it made into french toast and topped with strawberries and/or a sprinkle of powdered sugar or drizzle of chocolate syrup.

    2. goodhealthgourmet RE: devo1960 Apr 15, 2010 09:59 AM

      my first thought when i saw the title of your post was the same as yours - bread pudding. but bear's french toast suggestion sounds terrific! it should work for either one, just leave it out for a day or two to "stale" it so that it doesn't disintegrate when you soak it in the custard.

      other ideas:
      - trifle
      - parfaits
      - slice, toast, whirl in the food processor until you have crumbs, and use as a crust for a tart or cheesecake, or as a topping for yogurt or ice cream.

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        OldTimer RE: devo1960 Apr 15, 2010 10:08 AM

        Cut it into strips and dry in a very slow oven for several days. You will get a type of biscotti.

        1. chowser RE: devo1960 Apr 15, 2010 10:18 AM

          You can let it dry out some, cut into bite sized pieces and use it in banana bread pudding.

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            soupkitten RE: devo1960 Apr 15, 2010 12:11 PM

            you can also grill it and serve as dessert with a grilled fruit, fruit sauce or compote, or ice cream or cream or creme fraiche, or jam or whatever. it's a nice thing to leave on the grill when you're serving the main and the coals are cooling, then you can just snatch it off, garnish and serve.

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              ipsedixit RE: soupkitten Apr 15, 2010 03:17 PM

              Yeah, totally second the grilled idea. I like to top grilled banana bread with a nice dallop of creme fraiche and some fresh banana slices.

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              lidia RE: devo1960 Apr 16, 2010 02:04 AM

              How about ice-cream sandwiches? You might try smooshing the slices to get that familiar soft-but-dense consistency.

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