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Old 08-20-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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Cool Beyond Banana Bread

What else can I use overripe, smooshed-up bananas for?

The thrill is gone with banana bread/muffins/etc.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: rural WA
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Use some the next time you make brownies.
I use a mix, follow the recipe on the box, and just add the bananas.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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I know the feeling--banana bread is great if you haven't had it in a while.

Sea Foam Icing adds a tiny thrill to banana bread>>>
Cooks.com - Recipe - Sea Foam Icing

I suppose you have used the bananas in smoothies? I can't think of anything else at the moment.

I have never tried this--but might>>>

Banana Jam
Joy of Desserts: Over Ripe Bananas Make Wonderful Jams
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:54 PM
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Location: South Bay Native
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Next time, before you smoosh them up, stick them on a skewer and freeze them in a ziploc baggie. Whenever you feel like you want one, make a chocolate-dipped nanna and coat with the sprinkles of your choice (chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles, non-pareils, toasted shredded coconut, etc.). The kids love 'em too!

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I throw them in the blender with some strawberry daiquiri mix and ice and blend it up. It's a good way to get rid of overripe bananas and improve your outlook on life.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Smoothies, Banana Pancakes, place them in the freezer for later. Love the title of this thread. Good job!
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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BANANA DAIQUIRI
1 large ripe banana
2 oz dark rum
Splash of Triple Sec
Juice of 1 lime
1 oz light cream
1/2 oz simple syrup (half sugar/half water)
Crushed ice

In a blender, pour in the liquid ingredients first & then add the banana, broken up. Once pureed smooth, add small amounts of ice until desired consistency.

BANANA CHEESECAKE
Crust
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
5 TBL butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Stir together the oats, pecans, brown sugar & butter until well mixed. Press firmly into the bottom & up the sides of a 9" springform pan. Bake 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

Filling
Two 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
4 eggs

Topping
1 cup sour cream
2 TBL granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Banana slices for garnish

Preheat oven to 350. Beat together the cream cheese, bananas, 3/4 cup sugar & lemon juice until well blended. Add the eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition. Pour into the crust. Bake 40 minutes. While the cake is baking, prepare sour cream topping by mixing together the sour cream, 2 TBL sugar & vanilla until well blended. Remove the cheesecake from the oven & top w/the sour cream mixture. Return to the oven & bake 10 minutes longer. Cool slightly. Loosen the cake from teh sides of the pan & remove the springform. cool the cake to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered overnight. Garnish w/banana slices before serving.

ROASTED BANANA SAUCE (serve over ice cream or cake, especially chocolate cake)
12 ripe bananas, cut in chunks
3/4 cup butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a large roasting pan; cover w/aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 20-30 minutes or until banana has completely broken down. Let cool at room temperature. Mash with a spoon until desired consistency, adding 2 TBL water if mixture is too thick. Serve at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
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