Five recipes to get the most out of ripe bananas


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    Although he is mainly known for his contribution to potassium and magnesiumthe truth is that among For the benefits of banana we also find a significant contribution of fiber, vitamins B6, C and E. There are even studies that link banana consumption to the release of serotonin, known as the “happiness hormone” (in fact, bananas are one of the foods that can make you happier). In addition, it is not as caloric as we usually think: there are only about 90 calories per 100 grams.

    But not all would be good things, so we need to understand one thing: bananas ripen quickly. It’s nothing like that heavy blueberries or strawberries, as soon as we take our eyes off them for a moment, they are practically ready to throw away, but ready. Y Although it is okay to eat them ripe, we know that there are many people who just find it unpleasant and once they see the skin turn black or the inside white, they throw it away.. A gesture that is not only a real waste of food, but also makes no sense. That you don’t like eating white bananas? Ok, don’t eat them straight though use them in other types of recipes.

    Does the concept of using a kitchen ring a bell? and that of cooking garbage? They are movements that require one more sustainable kitchen where food waste is minimal. Something that also goes through the correct preservation of food at home, knowing what we have in the fridge at all times and when it will expire to prevent its loss. And today we will apply it to bananas, so write these down Five recipes to get the most out of ripe bananas and not throw them away:

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Oatmeal is a very good option to give way to our ripe bananas. Reason? Not only add their nutrients to the mixbut they also save us from having to use sugar or substitutes in them porridge.

It’s also incredibly easy to do: we just have to do it mash the bananas in a bowl, add some milk or vegetable drink and oats. Mix everything well and put it in the microwave for 5-6 minutes. We also have the option of making them in a pot over the fire, but when we don’t have time this way is also very useful and useful.

Our first option to get the most out of bananas is banana pancakes, a sweet recipe that if we do it with the right ingredients it can be a lot healthy. To achieve this, we have chosen to make simple changes: use wholemeal flour (whatever grain you prefer), reduce sugar and use bananas to sweeten.

The recipe is too very easy to do. Mash a ripe banana or two in a bowl and mix with two beaten eggs. Add all-purpose flour until the dough reaches the consistency you want (it should be a mixture between runny and thick), as well as cinnamon to taste. To cook them, put them in a pan with very little oil, turn them and turn them.

You’ve probably heard of it homemade ice cream, No? A way to replace calorie and sugar ice creams from the supermarket in which, in addition, we check at all times what is in our ice cream. Making them is easy: we just have to crush the frozen fruits in the blender with a little milk and that’s it.

In this sense, the banana is a very good fruit, as it is sweetened on its own and we can either combine it with other fruits in ice cream (blueberries, currants, strawberries, blackberries…) or make it exclusively with bananas.

Banana bread or banana bread is a classic when it comes to getting the most out of ripe bananas. or healthier alternative to classic supermarket cookies that we can make at home.

The first step is to mash the bananas in a bowl until they have the consistency of puree, as well as beat three. egg. Mix everything, add a little sugar or paneer (although if you are not very sweet you can skip this part), a spoonful of olive oil, a few drops extract of VANILLA and we book. In another container, mix well 200 grams flour (what we prefer), one and a half teaspoons yeasta pinch of salt and cinnamon for taste. Then we mix the two, put them in a container and put it in the oven for about 50-60 minutes (we will check how it goes) at 175 degrees.


Banana Oatmeal Cookies

This last dessert is also a great way to get the most out of ripe bananas. or Easy and quick recipe that once we know it, we can do it with our eyes. To make it we only need two or three ripe bananas (more if we have them at home), oats and chocolate chips if we want an extra sweetness.

To make them, it is enough to grate the bananas in a bowl and add the oats until a uniform mass is created. Then we will add the chocolates if we have them, shape the dough into a cookie and put it in the oven for about 8-10 minutes at a temperature of 160 degrees. If you like to be more crispyleave it a little longer.

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