I have a thing for banana bread. It’s one of my all-time favorite things to bake, and consequently eat. Banana bread in a cookie suitable for breakfast, well that’s just perfection. But, the way we eat bananas in my house, I struggle to have enough ripe bananas on hand. Anyone (especially those with toddlers) feel the same way? Between bananas, smoothies, banana-peanut butter sandwiches, and banana pops, we power through a bunch of bananas in no time. In order to satisfy my banana-bread loving self, I have been buying bags of the reject bananas at the grocery store for the sole fact of making banana baked goods. Has anyone else seen these bags of old bananas with some bruises and marks? They are seriously perfectly fine. You can get about 10 bananas for $1.50. It’s a steal. PSA: Check your local grocery store!
Also, enter life lesson related to bananas: pretty things are not always better :)
Another banana tip. I freeze bananas all the time. They make the perfect healthy treat for kids. I stick a toothpick in a hunk of frozen banana and WAHLAH…banana popsicle. I also freeze bananas for smoothies. You can even bake with bananas that have been frozen and thawed.