Old Bananas??!.. what to do.. what to do..

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If you have a toddler- or ever had a toddler- you know that one week they love something, the next, they couldn't care less about it! (eye roll).

For my son.. it is bananas. There are some weeks that I cannot keep enough bananas in the house!

Then the next week, I will think I'm on top of it, buy extra.. then.. well.. you probably guessed it- they go bad because he all of a sudden is repulsed by the sight of bananas! 😒😑🙄

One of the things I hate most is wasting food. It drives me nuts to throw food away. Must have been just engrained into me from my childhood lol.
I especially don't like throwing food away just because we let it go bad.

Since my husband started gardening a couple years ago, we at least compost a lot of food scraps, which makes it a LITTLE better.. but not much 🤓

So.
What to do with all the left over nanners.. make banana bread, of course!!!

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Now- this is the only picture I have of the banana bread- it didn't last long 😂🤣

The recipe I used was very simple-
1 C sugar
1/2 C margarine (softened)
2 eggs
pinch of salt
3-4 mashed bananas
4 T milk
1 t baking soda
2 C flour

Bake at 350 degrees (f) for 1 hour!

**I did SUB coconut milk for milk (just because I ran out of regular milk) and I used almond flour for regular all purpose flour (again, just because it was what I had on hand at the time). So, unintentionally, this treat was gluten free and dairy free!

I also added in some blueberries that we had on hand. If you haven't tried banana blueberry bread- you are missing out- and you should make this recipe ASAP!

Enjoy!

-- Katie



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One of the things I hate most is wasting food. It drives me nuts to throw food away.

This echoes with me. We opt to buy just enough so we can at least minimize food wastes. Since it's just me and my daughter, we somehow make it work. I love what you did with the overripe bananas. Thank you for sharing your banana bread recipe. Mmmm, wish there's virtual taste test so we could have a sample next time. LOL! Enjoy your weekend!


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Hey Katie.If you got carrots in your garden you can mix them with the banana's next time.Unless little man doesn't like carrots.Food for thought.

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It was very good, Katie
I recommend it, 😃
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Looks like a nice simple recipe. One I may try and then add maybe some nuts.

Thanks for sharing.

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Always enjoy a good banana bread. Especially when made with almonds! Not surprised it did not last long enough to take a photo! 😀

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It was very yummy! You have always been a creative cook/baker!

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Yum, thank you. I also use the SKINS of organic bananas in smoothies. They are so highly nutritious! I also use the skin for face care. !

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Oh! interesting! I will have to look into that! Thanks for the tips!!

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I love banana bread and it's the only thing I do with bananas before they go bad.. My daughter absolutely loves it.. Best not to waste any, especially when you can make banana bread which also lasts quite long compared to cakes. I love that it still tastes nicely after some days..

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Ooh! I haven't yet made banana bread with almond flour or coconut milk, and I have to say the combination sounds intriguing! And thanks so much for sharing your go to nana bread recipe, I love it when people who bake a lot do that, your's sounds so yummy!

Also, you are right, blueberries in banana bread is awesome!

Also, also, now I am hungry and am going to go find a snack lol! Hope you all are having a great weekend!

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Lol- thank you! Whenever I see people's cooking post-- I always get hungry, too! 😂

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Banana bread is a great use for over ripe bananas. Thanks for sharing.

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