Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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the_tars's picture the_tars

Wow! You are resourceful. Once they took the turn, they wouldn't have been eaten around here, sadly. I've got to tuck these ideas away for the next time we have aged bananas around!


the_tars's picture the_tars

PS: Josh gets the same satisfaction, especially when he gets something for a great price.


mouse's picture mouse

I'm definitely going to experiment with those cookies: gluten-free flour and agave syrup is what I'm thinking--may not need xanthan gum since the bananas and agave and peanut butter will help hold them together.

I get picky about bananas too and sometimes have to power past the appearance of the peel so that I can check out the fruit itself.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

The cookies are definitely worth a try--they were perfectly snack-sized and weren't sugary-sweet. I didn't feel guilty having a few for breakfast!


melissa418's picture melissa418

It all sounds amazing -- when you run out of ideas (and still have bananas), peel them and pop them whole into freezer bags. They defrost perfectly for banana bread, or as a replacement for some fat in other recipes (like applesauce)


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I hadn't even thought of freezing extras--what a great idea! I love banana bread, and it would be great to be able to make it even when we don't have bananas in the house.


Joan Goldner's picture Joan Goldner

So again we learn (and teach) that when life (or dad) brings us too many bananas, smile and bake banana bread!:)


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

And it's a delicious lesson to learn, too!


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

My mom even freezes brown bananas (in the peel) to thaw and use in breads later. For future reference.
I'm going to have to try that banana pancake trick for lunch today, that sounds yummy!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love banana pancakes--I was skeptical the first time I tried them years ago, but now I'm a convert!