When you have an abundance of bananas or a few that are about to go bad, don't let them go to waste. I have a couple suggestions for what you can do with them. Jim peels them and puts them in a airtight container and into the freezer. Then he makes smoothies with the frozen fruit. They are so yummy, no need for ice that can water your smoothie down.
Moving in the opposite direction is this warm and comforting Aunt Holly's Banana Bread recipe from epicurious.
3 to 4 ripe bananas
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
Chocolate chips (as many as you want! Jim did not want me to add these...)
After the banana chip flop I turned around and made another super awesome batch of beef jerky for Jim - dehydrator redeemed!
Pirates of the Banana Boat was selected by the nutrition education team of CAFB to be included in their CHOICES Nutrition Education class cookbook and to be featured in their Hunger Action Month promotional materials.
I really admire all the work that the CAFB is doing. They have so many great programs to educate parents, children and complete families on how to grow their own food and cook healthier. The goal of their Hunger is Unacceptable campaign is to engage the community in the fight against hunger through volunteerism, advocacy, and financial contributions.
Hunger is an expensive, preventable social problem and you can do something about it.I urge you to find out about your local food bank and get involved. In this day and age, hunger is unacceptable and I will be darned if I'm going to sit by and watch my neighbors suffer. So yippee for all the fantastic programs that CAFB has going on!