Here's the thing, brown bananas really sneak up on you. One minute they are all yellow and lovely and next second- they are brown and unworthy of the fruit bowl. But I've got your back, with 15 fantastic recipes for brown bananas!
Why I love baking with bananas
You will be surprised what you can use brown bananas in! In fact, I tend to try and freeze them- whole and unpeeled just before they go brown, just to use in different recipes.
- bananas add sweetness to recipes, reducing the amount of sugar needed
- bananas are great for sneaking extra veggies in as the flavour disguises them
- bananas can be used in place of eggs as a binding agent in recipes
So before you go bananas, get baking!
Expert tips for preserving bananas and FAQs
Refrigerating them before they get their first brown spots will keep them fresh.
The best way is to pop them into the freezer whole, unpeeled. The peel acts as a barrier for freezer burn. This is the best way to preserve them for things where they will be needed
Yes! Especially if you want to use them in smoothies etc.I freeze them until solid on a tray and then transfer to ziploc bags or containers.
Yes! And this is a great way to ensure they defrost well.
Banana chips are awesome and are quick and easy to make. I do them in the dehydrator for approx 12 hours. I have an Optimum P200 Dehydrator (this is an affiliate link)