6 Easy Tricks To Use Bananas Before They Go Bad

It's literally a feeling like a hole is being dug in your pocket when you spend time and money on groceries only to have the food spoil before you can use it. With everything getting costly, food spoilage is now an even bigger concern. However, you should throw these things away as soon as you discover mould on that loaf of bread or detect a strange odour in your kitchen. Thankfully, there are still some items that can be saved once you start to see indicators that they are starting to go bad. Take bananas, for instance. 

Although they are overripe, bananas can still be used in a variety of baking recipes. And while you've probably heard of using overripe bananas to make banana bread, you might not be aware that this fruit can also be used in other ways as it approaches spoilage. 

Banana Bread 

One of the easiest methods to make use of overripe bananas is to make banana bread. However, you may avoid wasting money on vegetables by using this time-tested recipe, which is easy to prepare and delicious. 

Banana Pudding 

The banana pudding served with Vanilla Wafers placed on top and meringue on top, is familiar to many who grew up in the southern United States. Although the recipe asks for ripe bananas, pudding, with its soft, creamy texture, tastes fantastic when bananas are overripe. 

Banana Muffins 

These muffins are ideal for those who are dieting or simply wanting to consume less gluten and dairy. Without using any additional sugar, the over ripe bananas and mashed sweet potato used in this recipe give a ton of natural sweetness. 

Quick Banana Ice Cream 

Enjoying handmade ice cream doesn't require a high-end churner. Chop ripe bananas for this variation, then freeze them on a baking sheet. Using a food processor and milk, blend frozen bananas. What more could you want—especially since it counts towards your five a day (eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day)? 

Banana Smoothie 

Making a smoothie using potassium-rich, nutrient-rich bananas is another method to benefit from them. Make it even more filling by adding a pack of silken tofu. 

Banana Pancakes 

Bananas can be mashed and added to the batter, or they can be sliced atop buttermilk pancakes while they cook. You might not even need as much maple syrup because they keep the pancakes moist and provide sweetness. Banana pancakes with only two ingredients are another excellent way to make breakfast simple.