At the small outdoor market near were I live, ripe fruits are routinely sold for really cheap. So I bought a bucket of Granny Smith apples for 1$ and a bucket of bananas for 2$. The apples were a bit bruised, in fact, the best looking ones were evidently placed on top of the bucket, but it doesn’t matter because I used them for apple-ginger fresh juice. But what to do with 10 bananas that threaten to ripe all at once?
1 - Give some of them to hungry friends after their soccer game.
2 - Turn some of them into banana-nut bread.
3 - Make a sweet banana-yogurt smoothie and freeze it in Popsicle molds.
4 - Chop the rest and freeze it.
Oh yeah, banana-nut bread :
I found several banana bread recipes on the Internet and adapted them to what I had in the kitchen at the moment, and it turned out to be was something like this :
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
In a bowl, mix or sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg.
In a big bowl, mix the mashed bananas, eggs and sugar. Add oil, milk, vanilla and mix well.
Incorporate the dry ingredients into the banana mix and mix well. Fold in the toasted almonds.
Pour the batter into a greased bread pan and bake for 45-55 minutes at 350°F.