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BananasHere's some easy recipe ideas on what to do with leftover bananas. Banana Bread is our favorite, especially around the holidays, and this Banana Bread recipe is so easy. A simple, easy, one bowl recipe that I have made for years. Also below, I have a easy recipe for Banana Pudding. I usually use graham crackers.

If you enjoy working Craft Fairs there is a Banana Strawberry Ice recipe that will not only make you a fortune, but will make you very popular too.

If you own a freezer make several loaves to keep on hand for quick snacks and sandwich making. Banana bread is also a favorite "bake sale" item.

Banana Tips:

-Buy some already browning bananas at the store, they are cheaper.
-To brown bananas faster, put in a paper sack.
-Mash leftover bananas, add a little lemon juice, and freeze. They won't turn brown.
-Dip your bananas in lemon juice right after they are peeled. They will not turn dark and the faint flavor of lemon really adds quite a bit. The same may be done with apples.
-Out of shoe polish? Use the peel to polish your leather shoes. Rub the inside of a fresh banana peel over the shoe then, buff dry with a soft cloth.
Freezing Bananas? Yes I freeze them, especially when I can catch them on sale. Just peel them, mash them with a fork, mix in a squirt of lemon juice, and put in a covered container in the freezer. OR slice into chunks, put in a freezer bag, and occasionally turn it to keep them from all sticking together until they freeze.

Make some Banana Bread! This is my favorite Banana Bread recipe

Easy Banana Bread

In a large bowl:
Mash 3 bananas with a fork

    Add in order:
  • 1 cup sugar and mix well
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda and mix well
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix well
  • 1/4 cup melted butter and mix well
  • 2 eggs and mix well
  • 1 1/2 cups flour and mix well

Pour into a buttered loaf pan and bake at 325 for about an hour, check after 45 min. Insert a knife in center, if it comes out clean it's done. Cover with foil if getting too brown. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top if you like.

Banana Bread

  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar. Blend in eggs slowly. Add bananas and vanilla. Blend in sifted dry ingredients. Fold in nuts. Bake at 325 for 45 to 60 minutes in a greased loaf pan.

- Here's another recipe for Banana Bread from a 1964 Tyndall SD recipe book. It bakes in (3) No. 2 cans.
- Here's a recipe called Chipped Fruit Bread. It has bananas, chocolate chips and maraschino cherries in it. Very easy to make!

Recipes for Banana Cakes

Banana Split Cake

  • 3 sticks butter
  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 - 9 oz tub Cool Whip
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherries (maraschino)

Mix 1 stick butter and graham crackers and press into 9x12 pan. Beat in a large bowl for 15 minutes 2 sticks butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 2 eggs. Pour into crust and add the sliced bananas, and crushed pineapple. Add Cool Whip, then nuts and cherries. Chill 3 or 4 hours or overnight.
Recipe from 1968 church cookbook

- Here's a recipe for a Banana Walnut Cake - It make a three layer cake.
- Another recipe for Banana Cake - you bake in a 9x13 pan.
- And here's a recipe for an Easy Banana cake that says to use an oblong pan.
- This Carmel Icing for a Banana Cake is cooked on the stove and then beat until smooth.

Recipe for Banana Pudding

Old Fashion Banana Pudding

  • 2 pkg. vanilla Jello pudding, not instant
  • 1 box graham crackers
  • bananas

Line a nice casserole dish with the graham crackers. Slice a couple bananas on top of the graham crackers. Cook the pudding, adding milk as directed. Pour half the pudding on top of the graham crackers and bananas. Add another layer of more graham crackers and sliced bananas, top with remaining pudding. Refrigerate.
Recipe from 1955

Make some Banana Cookies

Banana Cookies

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 or 4)
  • 3 c. unsifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto slightly greased cookie sheets and bake in 350 oven for 10 minutes.
Recipe from a 1983 cookbook

Healthy Breakfasts

Banana and Orange Juice

  • Slice some bananas in a cereal bowl.
  • Pour in some orange juice and eat with a spoon.

Fast, delicious and easy. You will be surprised at how good this is. Sometimes I make it the night before, and it's even better in the morning after the bananas soak in the orange juice.

Fruit Smoothie

If you have an immersion blender. Take your blender cup, add:
-a banana, broken into thirds
-several strawberries
-several grapes

Blend it up. Once it's blended, add some orange juice to the consistency you desire, and drink up!

Also see Banana Smoothie on this page.

Banana Strawberry Ice

If you have a type of juicer that purees food, (I think my friend has a certain type to make baby food for her little one)

Freeze some strawberries, and freeze bananas that are peeled and cut into thirds. Take a couple strawberries and a piece of banana and use your juicer to puree them into a paper cup. Instant frozen fruit slush!
Recipe from 1987

Chocolate coated frozen bananas on a stick

Cut bananas in half, insert a popsicle stick, and freeze. Melt some chocolate chips on low heat. and dip your frozen bananas and put them back in the freezer until snack time.

Banana Bundles

  • Plain pastry
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 bananas

Peel and cut the bananas in half crosswise. Roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on a square of pastry about 1/8 inch thick and roll completely around the banana. Bake at 425 for 35 to 40 minutes or until brown. Serve hot with whipped cream or hard sauce.

HARD SAUCE - 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/8 tsp salt. Combine ingredients and cream well. Press into a mold. When firm, unmold and serve.
Recipe from 1953

Fried Bananas

Ever have fried bananas before? Try This. Slice bananas into strips, dip in flour, and brown on each side in a little oil. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Recipe from a 1953 cookbook

Banana Pancakes

Slice your bananas and mix with pancake batter. Fry as usual.

Banana Salad

Remove one section of skin from each of four bananas. Take out fruit, scrape, and cut fruit from one banana in thin slices, cut fruit from other three bananas in one-half inch cubes. Marinate cubes with French Dressing. Refill skins and garnish each with slices of banana. Stack around a mound of lettuce leaves.

Low Calorie Banana Nog

  • 1 ripe medium banana
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Put all ingredients, except nutmeg, in blender with 1 cup ice cubes and whirl 30 seconds. Pour into tall glasses, dust with nutmeg and serve at once. Makes 2 servings, about 118 calories each.
Recipe from a Jan. 1974 Woman's Day magazine pullout pg 94

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