8 ways with apple and banana peels
We’ve been busy ‘compleating‘ for several weeks now, to let everyone know that ‘whole food’ shouldn’t just mean unrefined and unprocessed. It should be exactly what it says – the whole of the food item. By eating our potato skins, toast crusts and broccoli and cauli stalks, we can play our part in minimising waste, waists and weather change.
You’ve seen the debate about peel-on or peel-free potatoes – 60% of you in our poll said you were happy with skin-on spuds for your mash (and hopefully that number is growing).
Now let’s see what we can do with something we all chuck away on a daily basis, particularly if there are kids in the house: banana and apple peels. Those slippery skins are not just a trip hazard, they’re a classic case of food that could be used to make delicious treats, going to waste when left unused.
Check out some choices for both banana and apple peels.
Ease into eating peels with this banana peel cake.
Banana peels are used in Indian cooking in some regions. Try this banana peel dahl.
Banana Peel Bacon
This recipe went viral on the internet as a vegan alternative to bacon.
Banana and Citrus Peel Muffins
Sophie Gray aka the Destitute Gourmet shows us how to use our peels in muffins.
Save your apple peels and cores to make homemade apple peel cider vinegar.
Or why not make apple peel jelly? It is delicious on toast.
Apple Peel Chips
Last, but not least oven baked apple peel chips by Brooke & Emma from Savour the Flavour.
Come on, Compleaters. It’s time to plan for the peel – and enjoy the fruits of your labour.