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February 3, 2007 12:08 AM   Subscribe

Help me use up my stash of frozen bananas.

The number of overripe bananas in my freezer is getting out of hand. I'm looking for interesting recipes to help use them up. I'd love to find something different to use them for, rather than the same old same old of boring banana bread and smoothies.
posted by sanitycheck to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

In a heavy skillet, melt butter with brown sugar. Add white wine and cinnamon. Saute with sliced bananas. Serve hot.

Also good on ice cream.
posted by sourwookie at 12:22 AM on February 3, 2007 [1 favorite]

Fry them! Fried bananas are wooooonderful. Honey goes well on them, as does powered sugar.
posted by sleeplessunderwater at 12:40 AM on February 3, 2007

Alton Brown has an episode on bananas, which may give you a bit of inspiration. A good thing to use frozen bananas for is ice cream, a recipe from the aforementioned episode.
posted by destrius at 12:51 AM on February 3, 2007

Fry 'em, tempura, foster or pancake form.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:09 AM on February 3, 2007

With a clattering of chairs, upended shell cases, benches, and ottomans, Pirate's mob gather at the shores of the great refectory table, a southern island well across a tropic or two from chill Corydon Throsp's mediaeval fantasies, crowded now over the swirling dark grain of its walnut uplands with banana omelets, banana sandwiches, banana casseroles, mashed bananas molded into the shape of a British lion rampant, blended with eggs into batter for French toast [emph. added], squeezed out a pastry nozzle across the quivering creamy reaches of a banana blancmange to spell out the words C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre (attributed to a French observer during the Charge of the Light Brigade) which Pirate has appropriated as his motto ... tall cruets of pale banana syrup to pour oozing over banana waffles, a giant glazed crock where diced bananas have been fermenting since the summer with wild honey and muscat raisins, up out of which, this winter morning, one now dips foam mugsfull of banana mead ... banana croissants and banana kreplach, and banana oatmeal and banana jam and banana bread, and bananas flamed in ancient brandy Pirate brought back last year from a cellar in the Pyrenees also containing a clandestine radio transmitter ...
posted by juv3nal at 2:57 AM on February 3, 2007 [2 favorites]

bleah. ignore the "[emph. added]"
got the quote from here which has a quick recipe for the french toast.
posted by juv3nal at 3:00 AM on February 3, 2007

Banana cake
Banana & apple cake
Banana bread

I'm jealous!
posted by ceri richard at 4:37 AM on February 3, 2007

Mmmm... banana with hot butterscotch and granola...
posted by stefnet at 5:51 AM on February 3, 2007

banana chocolate chip cake
posted by koahiatamadl at 5:52 AM on February 3, 2007

ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana bread.

I know you said you're sick of it, but try Yellowman's Banana Lime Bread from Sundays at Moosewood. It's way more interesting than ordinary banana bread.
posted by bink at 6:03 AM on February 3, 2007 [1 favorite]

You can't beat banana bread. Throw in some nuts too.
posted by conch soup at 6:13 AM on February 3, 2007

And that's about as far as anyone gets reading Gravity's Rainbow, juv3nal. Page 10.

How about a banana cheesecake?
posted by Dave Faris at 6:37 AM on February 3, 2007

Banana pancakes?
posted by Jahaza at 7:06 AM on February 3, 2007

Pancakes, specifically this recipe. Below the main recipe are modifications, and as the recipe says - "Really, really great, and a fine use for overripe bananas. "
posted by true at 7:37 AM on February 3, 2007

My aunt made banana enchiladas topped with mole sauce. I'm pretty sure they had cheese & refried beans in there along with the bananas, but I could be wrong. Her family loved them, though I thought they were a bit odd. (And no, they weren't a dessert, unlike all of the "banana enchilada" recipes I googled.)
posted by belladonna at 8:54 AM on February 3, 2007

Invite friends over and make some smoothies
posted by HotPatatta at 9:56 AM on February 3, 2007

Someone asked me if I wanted a forzen Banana so I said No, but then I thought I might want a regular banana later so I said yes.

I second the smoothies
posted by magikker at 10:09 AM on February 3, 2007 [1 favorite]

Someone asked me if I wanted a frozen Banana and I said No, but then I thought I might want a regular banana later so I said yes.

I second the smoothies
posted by magikker at 10:10 AM on February 3, 2007

Bananas unite!
Bananas split!
posted by disillusioned at 12:31 PM on February 3, 2007

Invent a banana martini. When you succeed, have a celebratory banana martini party.
posted by chairface at 1:40 PM on February 3, 2007

Oh, I have to second "banana ice cream". I had it once; it was amazing. :D
posted by sleeplessunderwater at 3:21 PM on February 3, 2007

mush some of them up and pour magic shell on them.
posted by sdn at 5:22 PM on February 3, 2007

Take one out, in case you want a regular banana later.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 2:27 AM on February 4, 2007

Mmmm... the fried banana idea sounds good. I loved the "crispy banana" (deep fried banana) that one of the vendors at the local farmer's market sold when I lived in Halifax. It never occurred to me that I could use frozen ones to make something similar.

Belladonna - the banana enchiladas also sound intriguing. Please post a recipe if you manage to track one down!

Somehow the idea of banana ice cream doesn't really appeal to me, though I'm not sure why as I love banana smoothies.

Thanks for all the recommendations. Keep 'em coming!
posted by sanitycheck at 4:10 AM on February 4, 2007

From the Food Network show Ham on the Street:

1. Cut a banana latitudinally. (That is, with a circular cross-section.)
2. Stick a popsicle stick in the cut end.
3. Coat in honey or corn syrup. (Note: I may amend this to include butterscotch based on the previous comment.)
4. Roll in granola.
5. Freeze.
6. Breakfast!

That you're starting with frozen bananas shouldn't be a problem, so long as they were of sufficient quality/not overripe when you froze 'em.
posted by blueshammer at 11:47 AM on February 5, 2007

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