Welcome to day three of Zero Waste Week 2016! Bananas are reported to be our most loved fruit and also our most wasted.
So I asked our community what they do when their bananas get browned off.
Here’s what they said:
Eat the peel
Jasmin reminded us we could eat the peel. She freezes the whole banana, including the skin then blitzes it into ice cream!
We had several recipes for banana ice cream, including this one from Maria “I peel them, cut them and freeze. I put frozen bananas and yogurt/coconut milk/ almond milk/ tahini (or whatever else I have) in the blender and make homemade ice cream.”
We also had several recommendation for banana bread; here’s what Farn puts in hers :
80g butter (if you’re short on butter/want fat free cake you can add an extra banana and leave this out)
3-4 really ripe bananas (4-5 if not using butter)
180g muscovado sugar
225g self raising flour
1 tsp baking soda.
I’m guessing you beat it all together and bake until golden!
Make savoury meals creamy
Farn also shared this tip “they can be mashed and added to curries and chilis to add a creamy taste/texture. ”
Oaty banana bites
Annie shared her recipe “Allow a dessertspoon of honey for each soft banana & mash them together, then add oats until you can form small balls. Bake for 15 minutes at Gas 5. I like to add cinnamon & coconut.”
Lyn shared “Chuck them on the BBQ with their skins on. Let them go black and then peel and serve with cream, ice cream or yoghurt. Yummy.”
Cait wrote ” Butter some bread, mash the banana and spread it on the butty like jam. Fold and eat.”
Three intriguing recipes
Here are three recipes for eating banana peels in this video:
Feed the butterflies
If all else fails and they won’t be reaching a human stomach in your household, I learned this on Twitter!
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