8 ways to use the bananas taking up space in your freezer
We’re pretty sure you may have the same problem as us.
We buy a bunch of bananas – and despite keeping them out of the fruit bowl and away from other fruit so they don’t ripen too fast – one or two always go brown before we get around to eating them.
So what can you do?
Take a fresh approach and see brown bananas not as something that should be binned, but as the key ingredient in some wonderful baking.
If you don’t have time to bake, freeze them for later use – check out our tip page to learn the easiest ways to freeze bananas.
Banana and Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding
The addition of banana (and let’s be honest, chocolate) takes a plain pudding from zero to hero.
Banana Spice Loaf
Banana bread is a favourite in most households, and we love this healthier version.
Pacific Fruit Cake
Clear out three bananas at once with this deliciously tropical fruit cake.
Caramel Banana Stuffed Crust Pizza
If cake isn’t your thing and you like salted caramel then try this banana pizza for size.
Get the kids involved in making these sugar free banana and oat nuggets.
Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites
These bite-sized banana morsels are a not-so-naughty treat.
Sua Fa’i (Samoan Banana Soup)
Turn ripe bananas into Sua Fa’i, perfect for a simple and filling breakfast or dessert.
Banana Peel Cake
What about banana peels? Use them too! It may sound a little strange, but with this recipe, you really can have your banana and a cake too!
If you threw away a banana every week, that would cost you more than $30 each year. That amount may seem insignificant to you, but the average Kiwi household is wasting at least $560 of food each year. Take our quiz to find out how much money you may be wasting or learn ways you can reduce your food waste and save money.