Stashing overly-ripe bananas, aka black bananas, in the freezer for safekeeping is a common occurrence at my house. One that happens so often that I now have an over abundance of black bananas. What to do with too many black bananas?
Here are 8 ways with black bananas:
● Black banana nut bread
The darker the ripe banana, the darker the bread.
● Chocolate chip black banana cake
There’s nothing like the flavors of good chocolate and bananas!
● Black banana milkshake or smoothie
Make it with low fat ice cream or yogurt for a healthy version of a classic.
● Black banana muffins
Add some nuts and raisins for more nutritional value.
● Black banana cow
A beverage with banana liqueur, Crème de Cocoa, Gran Marnier, and whipped cream, Yum!
● Black banana pancakes or black banana waffles
Several drops of good vanilla and heaping teaspoons of cinnamon can bring out the full banana essence.
● Black banana mango ice cream
Twist it up with another favorite tropical fruit and top with shredded coconut.
● Black banana pudding
For a more powerful pudding, cook the overripe bananas in a little bourbon and rum before combining with vanilla pudding and vanilla wafers.
Granted, none of the black banana dishes named above has earth-shattering originality, but I’m glad I have a big list to help me use up all my black bananas. This weekend I’ll defrost all of them and see how far down the list I get.
P.S. The black bananas in my freezer got that way because I waited too long to eat them and they started to go black on their own. Once I stashed them in the freezer they went completely black, but did not deteriorate.