The days are starting to blend together as we seem to be hunkering down for a long stretch of quarantine. Like most people, I am trying to make do and be creative in the kitchen while using readily available ingredients that we have on hand.
Bananas, one such ingredient, seem to still be easily found at the supermarket; yet, I’ve noticed that they, for the most part, come nearly banana bread ready, peppered with brown spots. This is the perfect time to grab as many bunches as you can. You can peel a bunch and freeze the bananas for smoothies, banana ice cream and other recipes for later, and whip up a batch of banana pancakes or banana bread today.
I have included a variety of recipes that use bananas for you here. Also, some ingredients are hard to come by these days… like eggs! You can buy a carton of egg beaters or the like to keep on hand for everything from banana bread, quiche to whipping up scrambled eggs.
Bananas in pancakes are a natural pairing that give you extra nutrients and flavor.
Did you know that you can blend frozen bananas and make the most delicious creamy ice cream without any other ingredients? Or just add in whatever additional flavors you like: peanut butter and chocolate, yes please!; strawberries blended in and sliced on top with banana; coffee… oh yes!; vanilla, definitely… the possibilities are endless.
Banana ice cream paired with chia pudding? Check it out…
Have you ever had that moment when you bite into a warm, freshly baked piece of banana bread and the flavors explode in your mouth and you think you’ve hit nirvana? The recipes following can have that effect, just a warning.
Enjoy and stay safe my friends!
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