Help… I’m going Bananas!

Ok you guys… I need your help! We’ve got 2 HUGE banana pods – which is about 400 bananas – ripe and ready to eat!!!!… but I’ve only got a few banana recipes.

Aside from adding them to Smoothies; making natural Dehydrated Banana Chips (which I will post a video on later); and eating them Whole…. I’m at a loss for recipes that use bananas in a healthy way. I’ve got a great no-sugar banana bread recipe, but you can only eat so many of those.

So please leave a comment on your ideas and suggestions on what I should do with them. I’ll try to post a video with my favorite idea you guys come up with so everyone else can enjoy it too!

I can’t wait to see what ideas you have. Thanks for the help! :)

~ Erika

P.S. Don’t worry, I am sharing the banana love and giving out tons to my neighbors and friends.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi! I freeze mine. (Chop them up and put about three per freezer baggie.) We make daily smoothies with our vita mix. Our favorite is frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and fresh spinach. YUM!

    • says

      Thanks for the comment Gina! I’m working on several videos this week and will definitely be doing the banana bread recipe soon. We’ve managed to use/give-away all but about 30 bananas… Yay! :) ~ Erika

  2. Shanna says

    Hi I think this was an older post, but I just wanted to pass on our fav ripe banana recipe. I absolutely LOVE you and your blog! Thank you for all the great raw recipes. We have a large family and it has been difficult budget wise converting to more raw food. We by gods provision have just acquired a vita mix so YIPEE! Any how this has really been helping my raw food diet.
    Banana oatmeal cookies: can be done in oven or dehydrator.

    4 ripe bananas
    2-3 cups of oats
    2 tbs /+ walnut oil ( could use olive or coconut oil)
    Mash bananas
    In separate bowl put oats and coat with the oil, you may have to add more oil here because we more than triple this recipe it is hard to tell you.
    Add mashed bananas to oats add a pinch of salt.
    Mix well and add more mashed up bananas if looks to dry.

    Then drop by large spoonfuls on cookie sheet on 350 mash down with a fork after 5 min in oven. Or halfway through dehydration.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

    • says

      Thank you so much Shanna for the comments and your recipe… it sounds delicious! I’m so glad you posted it – we’re about to get 4 more HUGE pods of bananas and I’ll need all the recipes I can get! I’ll try it out and let you know how it goes! God Bless! ~ Erika

  3. Stacy says

    I recently found a recipe for frozen bananas. I haven’t tried it yet since there’s no place around here to buy carob powder but hope to try it eventually. I love chocolate bananas so this was perfect for me.
    Carob Frozen Bananas
    Put the banana on a skewer. Roll in a little honey then in carob powder. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.

    I too love looking at your website and trying new recipes. I just got my vitamix about 2 weeks ago and am loving it! I’m trying to slowly move my family to more of a raw diet but I think I have my work cut out for me :) I just have to convince my husband that you don’t have to drink everything ;)

    Stacy

    • says

      Hi Stacy!

      Thanks for the comment! This suggestion sounds simple & delish! My kinda recipe!

      I cracked up at your comment about convincing your husband that you don’t have to drink everything! =) My husband feels the same way and it forces me to get real creative in the kitchen!

      Enjoy your new VitaMix… it will serve you well for many years to come!

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

  4. Candice says

    Hi, I know this is an old post but I just wanted to share my recipe for waffles that calls for bananas. I actually found a recipe online and modified it to my liking. My family loves these with some maple syrup. I can eat them plain and they do great refrigerated. I have yet to try freezing them but I would love to try that as well. I also wanted to say that I just recently found your website after getting an Excalibur dehydrator and I want to thank you for taking the time to make your videos that are so very helpful! Enjoy the recipe :)

    Coconana Waffles

    Ingredients:

    1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut flour
    5 eggs (or 4 large)
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    2 ripe bananas, mashed
    1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 packet of Stevia (optional)
    1/2 cup to 1 cup Almond or Coconut milk as needed to thin batter
    Coconut oil for waffle iron
    Chopped pecans (optional)

    Method:

    Preheat your waffle iron.
    Mix everything together, except for the coconut oi, milk and pecans.
    Allow batter to sit and absorb for about 5 minutes. Add milk as needed.
    Once the waffle iron is warm, drop a little bit of coconut oil in each square.
    Drop a blob of batter into the center of each waffle-spot.
    Optional – sprinkle with chopped pecans.
    Close the waffle iron and wait for waffles to cook.

  5. says

    Hi Candice!

    It’s never too late to comment on this post, since my banana trees keep producing! =) In fact we just cut down two giant stalks again the other day, so your timing is impeccable! I love waffles and this is a great healthy alternative to most I’ve seen… And their gluten free!!

    Thanks so much for the sweet comment & yummy recipe!

    God Bless!
    ~ Erika

  6. Alice says

    I know it’s really late… but

    Almond Banana Pancakes: (makes about 4 to 5 pancakes)
    Ingredients:
    2 ripe bananas
    1 egg
    1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter (you could probably use other nut butters in place of this)
    Optional ingredients:
    Vanilla Extract (or other flavoring extracts)
    Stevia
    Cinnamon
    Chocolate Chips (I made a few for the kiddos one morning and added these!)
    Cacao Powder
    Pumpkin
    Directions:
    Mash the bananas in a bowl. Add the egg and almond butter. Mix until combined. I also opted to add cinnamon and a little vanilla extract. Heat coconut oil (or whatever you have on hand) in a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour each pancake onto the frying pan
    Once you start seeing holes and bubbles on the pancakes (like the pic below), they are ready to flip.
    Almond Banana Pancakes are slightly delicate so you’ll want to keep the size fairly small and wait until the edges are nicely browned before flipping them, and use a good spatula. These pancakes are actually really good plain… but there are also lots of various topping you could put on them. Just get creative! Blended blueberries with a little Stevia make for a sweet and oh so delicious topping.

    these are no really mine but From: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/almond-banana-pancakes/#axzz1npR1XcEq

    • says

      Hi Alice!

      It’s never too late for banana recipes since I’m always getting in a new harvest! =) Thank you for the recipe, it sounds delish! =)

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

  7. Sara says

    I love cutting them into chunks, freezing them and just eating them straight. They get sweeter once frozen and were real popular when I brought a big batch to my son’s class. My silcone baking mats come in real handy here because once I have placed one layer on my cutting board, I can fold the excess over the top and make a second layer. The cutting board and all fit perfectly in my freezer. The next morning I dump them all in a gallon freezer bag.
    Question for you: I love the look of your banana “plank” chips. Do you slice those on your meat slicer too or are they too soft?

    • says

      Hi Sara!

      Thanks! What a great idea to use the silicone baking mats for freezing the bananas… I never thought of that!!! =) To get the banana ‘surfboards’ (planks), I use my meat slicer when the bananas are just turning from green to yellow, that way they aren’t too mushy and I can get them nice and thin. Those are my kids favorites!

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

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