The amount of produce that is wasted each year is unbelievable, both by manufacturers who have surplus crops and people who purchase food that goes bad.
But if you’ve got some brown bananas hanging around, why not find ways to use those brown bananas so that you can avoid just tossing them in the trash, maximize your investment and feed your family?
Here are 5 ways to use brown bananas :
Bake banana cake. Nobody will ever know that you used brown bananas in this delicious recipe.
¾ cup oil
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup orange juice
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour
Mix all ingredients together. Place in a greased 9×13 pan or two 9” round pans, bake for 25-20 minutes at 350 degrees. This recipe freezes well.
4 bananas mashed
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients together and fry on medium heat until brown on both sides.
Make smoothies. Use brown bananas in a smoothie with yogurt, berries and milk, or whatever smoothie ingredients you like. You can also use frozen bananas for your smoothies.
Stack them in a sandwich. Banana-peanut butter sandwiches are a delicious treat. Brown bananas will maintain a smooth consistency for your sandwich without sliding out of the bread. Banana-peanut butter sandwiches work well with both creamy and chunky peanut butter.
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