We have a bowl on our table that stays full of fruit, bananas, apples, oranges, and even lemons. It seems as if we always have a stray banana or two that is on the edge of going bad before it gets a chance to get eaten. When a banana starts to turn brown I simply pop the whole thing in the freezer. That’s right, it’s that easy to freeze a banana, pop it peel and all into the freezer until you are ready to use it. Frozen bananas are not good by themselves, but they work perfectly in a variety of recipes. Here are four recipes that are perfect for using up those frozen bananas.
Banana Cupcakes (Eggless)
The blog The Chef in You offers a great recipe for banana cupcakes that are eggless and do not include dairy, making them vegan. The recipe calls for the use of frozen bananas that also includes a Honey Cinnamon Frosting to ice the finished cupcakes with. The Honey Cinnamon Frosting is not vegan but can actually be tweaked easily to make them vegan. You can find the recipe for both the banana cupcakes and icing by visiting the blog The Chef in You.
One Ingredient Ice Cream
Faith Durand offers great step-by-step instructions for how to make One Ingredient Ice Cream on the website theKitchn that uses frozen bananas as it’s one ingredient. This One Ingredient Ice Cream is probably the easiest way to use up those frozen bananas and is a tasty treat. Faith offers step-by-step instructions on how to make the ice cream that are also accompanied by images, making the recipe that much easier to follow. You can find the instructions for Faith’s One Ingredient Ice Cream by visiting theKitchn.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake
The Detoxinista offers a delicious recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake that is one of my family’s favorite snacks. The recipe uses frozen bananas and doesn’t use ice cream to make the milkshake. The milkshakes can be made in a Vitamix mixer or a regular blender. This is an easy recipe to make as you just throw all of the ingredients into the blender and blend them together. You can find the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshakes by visiting The Detoxinista website.
Frozen bananas can be used in almost any banana bread recipe this banana bread recipe from Amy at the blog Gospel Homemaking is one of my favorite banana bread recipes and calls for the use of frozen bananas. The recipe is well written with step-by-step instructions and only takes seven ingredients, including the bananas. You can find Amy’s banana bread recipe by visiting her blog, Gospel Homemaking.