A dead banana is just a schmancy way of saying a banana that is over-ripe and that no one will eat. Usually, these will end up in the garbage or in compost but we have found some great alternatives.
Mommy Shorts has a great article about just this topic written by a pseudo guest poster. Read the article to find out more about that story but, Ilana shares how her kids never fully eat a banana. However, they will also not share and eat 1/2 a banana each.
Consequently, there are numerous dead banana bits scattered through the fridge. So what to do with them all to reduce waste and save money?
Since it’s summer we’ve been eating a ton of fruit. Funnily enough, my family actually looks for over-ripe bananas at the markets. We can often buy a whole bag for a buck or 2 and we peel and freeze them to use later.
A dead banana is partly or wholly brown. They are soft and squishy and taste like goo if you try to eat them. However, they are perfect to use for baking, milkshakes, and smoothies.
5 Things To Do With A Dead Banana
with or without walnuts this is just delicious. Try this easy recipe and keep the kids entertained by helping.
who doesn’t love hot pancakes? These are just divine with warm and gooey chunks of banana in butter.
easy to make and healthy for the whole family. You can use fresh fruit but we really love the taste of a dead banana as it adds sweetness.
Just blend yogurt and some over-ripe banana and pop it into icy-pop freezer molds. Perfect for any time of year and great for after school.
You can use the same recipe as for the bread. These are fantastic for lunchboxes or a snack at any time.
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