Going Bananas!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Blog, Frontpage, Pictures | Comments Off

Going Bananas!

Sometimes a bunch of bananas is just too much pressure for one person. Day after day you watch them ripen and you now you won’t   be able to eat them before the brown spots spread and they begin getting soft. Although overripe bananas are perfectly safe to consume, any people find the mushy texture distasteful. As many moms and bakers know, overripe bananas are excellent to use in cakes, muffins and loaves. The browner the banana the sweeter they become.bananas-ripe

Bananas contain three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose and glucose. These three sugars together with fiber are a great source of energy. Bananas are also a good source of vitamin C, iron and potassium. Potassium in bananas helps regulate blood glucose levels, which could help with PMS symptoms, and the high fiber in bananas helps with constipation.
The number one rule in banana preservation is: freeze them! Throw them right in the freezer, peel and all! Or use them to make you favorite recipes.  Smash, bag and tag them before freezing. Once you have a few frozen, you may want to try these delicious, easy and nutritious recipes:

  1.  Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops or Bites: These hit the spot like Ice-cream but without all that cream and sugar. Dipped in chocolate and roll them in chopped nuts or coconut flakes.
  2. Fried Chocolate and Banana Ravioli: Using bananas as a filling for sweet ravioli beats boring banana bread any day of the week.

Banana bites

Banana Fritters

2 ripe bananas, 1 egg, 1 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 tsp of cinnamon,

1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 cups of all-purpose flour,

1 tbsp baking powder, 1/4 cup milk (if needed), oil for frying

Directions

Peel and mash the ripe bananas. Add beaten egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and add it to the banana mixture.

Drop spoonfuls of the banana fritter batter into the hot oiled frying pan or griddle. Flip when you see the edges starting to get brown and golden.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar. Enjoy warm or cold!