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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:24 PM

I need to make banana bread today...

...but my bananas are not aged for flavor, as usually is the case.

What do you think would happen if I microwaved them for a minute or two?

Would that approximate the natural ripening process?

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Reply I need to make banana bread today... (Original post)
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 OP
handmade34 Dec 2018 #1
Arkansas Granny Dec 2018 #2
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 #3
dem in texas Dec 2018 #7
Arkansas Granny Dec 2018 #8
demigoddess Dec 2018 #10
Arkansas Granny Dec 2018 #11
Duppers Dec 2018 #4
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 #5
Arkansas Granny Dec 2018 #9
Grasswire2 Dec 2018 #13
Duppers Dec 2018 #12
CaptainTruth Dec 2018 #6

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:37 PM

1. it is the best

alternative

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:43 PM

2. I roast my bananas in the oven at 350 until the skins turn black.

Takes 20-25 minutes. Line the pan with foil first. Let them cool before mashing them. It really enhances the flavor.

I've never tried the microwave.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:44 PM

3. great idea...

Hooray! Other things are in the oven already, so that works wonderfully.

Thanks.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 05:08 PM

7. Yes, I roast my bananas too

Just like you described. I use the roasted bananas for cake filling. Cool them, peel and mash. Add some sugar and a few tablespoons dark rum. I usually make yellow cake in three layers, finish with the banana filling and whipped cream for frosting. A cream cheese frosting would be good too. Haven't made this cake in a while, but think I will, maybe for Yew Year's day.

I am committed to make pecan pie, apple cobbler and poppy seed pound cake for the Christmas family blow out, will be baking all day tomorrow.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 05:10 PM

8. I've never used mashed bananas for cake filling.

Ill bet it's really yummy with chocolate cake.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 05:32 PM

10. put a banana in the blender with the liquids of a pancake recipe. Love it.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 05:37 PM

11. I have done that. My grandkids love those with a little peanut butter and syrup.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:52 PM

4. I've read that it works

But have never tried it. Be sure to peel them first.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:57 PM

5. But Granny above says to roast in the skins!

So I am. LOL

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 05:12 PM

9. Maybe unpeeled bananas would burst in the microwave. Just guessing.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 06:22 PM

13. I did them in the oven.

They seemed to come out fine. Soft and juicy.

Thanks!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 06:10 PM

12. I was thinking in the microwave

Might cause a minor explosion?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:57 PM

6. I'm lucky, I let my bananas ripen on the tree.

Problem is sometimes I get 2-3 bunches at a time & then I have 60-70 bananas to use.

When that happens I freeze them & either eat them frozen (a treat in the summer heat) or make protein shakes with frozen banana, vanilla almond milk, & vanilla protein powder.

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