I went a little bananas at the store last week, but that’s not so unusual. Bananas are one of our favorite frugal fruits, especially when they are “red-taped” for 29¢ per pound! That’s as low as they go around here, and my children are trained to spot them aisles away.
Frugal is as frugal does, and although we can snarf a bunch or two before the sugar spots take over, even my banana-lovin’ bunch can’t eat that many fresh bananas in a few days. So what exactly does one do with 14 pounds of bananas purchased at the same time?
1. Smoothies – I peel lots of them, break them in half, and freeze them for a few hours. Transfer the frozen bananas into a gallon freezer bag for weeks of tasty smoothies. You do make your own smoothies, don’t you?
3. Slice them over a bowl of steamy oatmeal, or even cold cereal. My kids think they’re having dessert for breakfast when I offer Cheerios with bananas!
5. Kate’s Bananas Foster Sauce rocked my world the first time I tried it with pancakes. And then… I made her Butter Pecan Banana Waffles. Sinful. Those will be on our menu when we open our Bed & Breakfast (someday). She also has a Layered Bananas Foster Pudding that looks pretty yummy.
6. If you need some gluten-free banana goodness, try Baked Bananas or Banana Cobbler.
7. Mash and freeze for baking. Add a bit of lemon juice, but yes, they will still darken. That’s okay! Some recipes to try with mashed bananas:
Do you go bananas when you buy bananas? What do you do with all of them?
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