Did you know around 1.4 million bananas are thrown away every day! Here are a few ideas to make sure they get eaten and end up in bellies not bins.
Bananas are a great source of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 & C, magnesium and manganese and make an ideal snack in between meals.
Banana Bread Rolls
Use a rolling in to roll a piece of bread flat.
Spread butter/honey/peanut butter/jam/nutella on the bread.
Place the banana on the bread and roll it up.
Slice in to manageable chunks.
Banana and Egg Pancakes
Mash a banana and add to two whisked eggs. If you wish add rolled oats, cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon or vanilla essence.
Spoon a small dollop of mixture into a frying pan.
Cook for several minutes on either side until golden.
Banana Blitz Ice Cream
Freeze any over ripe bananas in chunks.
Remove from freezer and blitz in a blender with a teaspoon of cocoa powder or a tablespoon of peanut butter for instant ice cream. Add a tablespoon of milk for each banana.
Take one ripe banana and half a mug of frozen berries and blitz in a blender with a little water or milk.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 small/medium mashed banana
- 1/2 cup flaxseeds/coconut/chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Mix into a stiff ball.
Take a small lump and roll it into a ball. If too sticky add more oats or coconut. (If too dry add a little peanut butter or oil).
Roll balls in coconut, chocolate powder or sesame seeds.
- 125g brown sugar
- 1 ripe banana
- 125g self raising flour
- 1 egg (or 4 tbsp aquafaba)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp ginger
- 75g melted butter or oil
Whisk the egg/aquafaba and the sugar together.
Add a mashed ripe banana and mix.
Stir in all the dry ingredients.
Whisk in the melted butter or oil.
Place the mix into a small/medium loaf tin (or divide between muffin cases).
Place loaf tin into a preheated oven at 180C for about 30-35 minutes.
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