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Super ripe bananas and very little flour. Any suggestions?

I was going to make banana bread and opened the cupboard the find that i am super low on flour. Any thoughts on something else to do? I make a sweet to send to work with my boyfriend every couple of weeks, but I am lost now that i have no flour and have no intentions on running to the store.

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    1. re: acgold7

      They need to go into something to go to work with my boyfriend tomorrow.

      1. re: suzigirl

        if you have no flour and no motivation to go out, I think your boyfriend is going to have to go without until you get to the store....there aren't many options.

        1. re: sunshine842

          better yet :) send the boyfriend to the store to get flour so you can homebake goodies for him to take to work.

          1. re: rtms

            that is *definitely* a good point.

            1. re: sunshine842

              I was just hoping that there was something at hand to make. Not that i am a lazy lout, I am willing to make scratch goodies ya know. And some of these guys married or not never get any homebaked goodies except from me every couple of weeks. That is unless I am feeling froggy and flush. Then they get one a week. I just didn't really want to make a trip for one thing.

              1. re: suzigirl

                I made no judgement or allegation whatsoever, either in my mind or in my post.

                I agreed with the suggestion that sending HIM out to get the flour was a good idea.

                1. re: sunshine842

                  Oh gosh I know. Please don't get that impression. I hate how things can get misunderstood when you don't get any inflection from a post. I am just saying that is the reason behind being interested in a flourless recipe.
                  I do have a yellow cake mix a peanut butter cookie mix and sugar cookie mix. Wonder if i can incorperate them somehow

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    I am sure you could use your yellow cake mix. Mash bananas, reduce liquid somewhat to account for bananas and add the usual banana bread spices.

                    1. re: suzigirl

                      I'm thinking the yellow cake mix might work as herby said.

                      1. re: sunshine842

                        Just do a search on the internet for "yellow cake mix banana bread". There are loads of recipes out there.

                      2. re: suzigirl

                        Peanut butter & banana cookies are a fav of mine. I would make moist cookies by adding no more than half a banana to the mix and then whip up a PB frosting and add the other half of the banana into the frosting for the cookies. Spread the PB and banana frosting btwn two cookies and you're good to go!

                        1. re: suzigirl

                          it would appear that you are not as short on flour as you thought, although you seem to be a bit long on random processed preservatives. ;-)
                          Not that I'm judging...

              1. How about fruit leather? If you have a dehydrator, it would be easy. You could stir in nuts or nut butter to make it more substantial. There's a recipe for using an oven here, though with bananas I'd say skip the sugar and cooking, just blend and pour: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_...

                Banana granola bars also sound good to me, though I haven't tried it. Here's one recipe, but I'm sure there are dozens: http://www.food.com/recipe/incredible...

                If these are too weird--you can put rolled oats or even nuts in the food processor to make a flour.

                1. How little flour? Enough for a pie crust? Make banana cream pie.

                  1. Some really great ideas here

                    1. I found a recipe right here on CH for a cake.
                      1 box cake mix
                      2 bananas
                      1 stick butter
                      1 1/4 cups evap milk
                      3 LG eggs

                      2 cake pans 350 for 35 min

                      Does this sound like way to much liquid or is it just me?

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                      1. re: suzigirl

                        What does the box say? Follow the instructions reducing liquid a bit to accommodate bananas.

                        I think there are too many eggs, butter and milk for the amount of flour (cake mix). I would mix the wet together - mashed bananas, 2 eggs (beaten), 1/2 stick of butter (melted) and 1/2 C milk. Stir wet into dry and if too dry, add a bit more milk. Bake in a bundt pan at 350F until a toothpick comes out clean - 45 min or so.

                      2. Banana bread using the cake mix, google it. Here's one:

                        1. Banana pancakes! I make these for my kids a lot and we often pack up the leftovers as snacks. I don't measure and it's a very forgiving recipe. Basically, you mash up a couple of bananas, then add some cinnamon, nutmeg, a couple of heaping spoonfuls of flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and then an egg. I used to add a bit of sugar but now I don't bother. Sometimes I add in a spoonful of peanut butter or fresh berries or grated coconut or chocolate chips - but mostly, just plain. Then cook them in a pan with a bit of butter or olive oil. Serve plain or with a sprinkle of icing sugar (or honey or maple syrup). Can be rewarmed in a pan or the microwave.

                          1. I realize this is too late but for next time, you could try Indian banana halva or Nikki's healthy cookies which use the bananas as a base. While not the best portable snack, I agree that banana pancakes can be fabulous right off the stove top. I have a great recipe using rolled oats and wheat germ instead of flour. With a bit of peanut butter, it is to die for straight from the griddle.


                            1. I would bake them with a little butter, a couple tbsp of OJ or lemon juice, until browned slightly on top. When not that ripe add a little sugar. If not brown by 20 min in oven stick under the broiler to brown. It never mattered how many bananas I baked, when the kids were home, they ALL disappeared(much to my chagrin as they are delish reheated).

                              1. Likely too late, but I'd probably mix whatever flour you had with brown sugar and egg (also ground nuts or cereal if you had any) and bake off as a base for squares/bars. Then top with carmelized bananas and chocolate chips, nuts if you had 'em. Maybe drizzle with caramel.

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