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??
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.
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.
- 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.
Cut it into strips and dry in a very slow oven for several days. You will get a type of biscotti.
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.
How about ice-cream sandwiches? You might try smooshing the slices to get that familiar soft-but-dense consistency.