Everyone has done this. You buy a bunch of bananas, but they just don’t get eaten, and they slowly start to turn brown and spotty. Before you cut your losses, there’s still more you can do with them! Bananas are one of the most versatile fruits out there, so don’t let that go to waste.
What makes bananas a superfood? Why are they the world’s most popular fruit? For starters, bananas are easy to eat from their natural soft texture, so they’re great for all ages. They’re portable and easy to peel on the go. They contain tons of fiber, and dozens of essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamin B6, and manganese.
On their own bananas are great, but their use isn’t gone when they start to go brown. There are several things you can do to get those nutrients in different ways.
The most well-known way to use overripe bananas is to make banana bread! There are hundreds of banana bread recipes out there, and you can find just about anything you dream up. You can make it gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, throw in some chocolate chips, use cinnamon, or anything else your heart desires! Banana bread tastes amazing, often a delicious treat even for those that don’t like bananas on their own.
There are many more foods you can use bananas to make. You could try flourless pancakes, made with bananas and egg, topped with anything you like! Try using banana as an egg substitute in baked goods like cakes or sweet breads.
Something you may not realize is that you can stop the aging of bananas and still use them by chopping them up and freezing them! This is perfect for anytime you want to make a smoothie, as you can just grab a handful and blend away. It stops them going bad, and creates a perfect base for your breakfast, vegan ice cream, or even baby food!
Bananas are good for so many different reasons. The first named superfood, they are portable, easy to eat, and one of the most versatile fruits on the planet! The possibilities are endless! However you decide to use bananas, be sure to snap a photo and tag Foods Alive for a chance to be featured on our social media.