HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

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.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
    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