The bananas were on sale and we bought a lot of them.
Frugal people love to shop sales and stockpile items they use. There are times when this becomes a problem. One of those times is when fresh fruits and vegetables are on sale. Most fruits and vegetable have a short shelf life and you have to use them or preserve them before they go bad and ruin.
Bananas are one of those fruits that we love. They are a staple in our household. High in potassium and low in salt, they are great added to cereal, fruit bowls, pudding, yogurt, a sandwich or by themselves. Sometimes when they go on sale we overbuy thinking that we are going to use them.
It doesn’t take long for bananas to become overripe. Let’s just say it — they can get really yuck, really quick. The brown spots start showing up on the peel. Then you just want to throw them away. And wait, let’s don’t forget if they are starting to get soft and mushy! This is definitely when they are going in the trash. Oh come on — you know that’s how you think! I used to think that way until I found out they are still good when they are starting to get overripe and are actually quite delicious! If they are not smelling good and are obviously rotten then you wouldn’t want to use them but if they are just a little overripe, just transform them into something else.
One way to use overripe, soft, mushy bananas is in banana bread. Here is the reaction I got from the Frugal Hubby when I told him I was writing about banana bread — “Banana bread! I don’t like mushy bananas in anything! My Grandmother made banana bread and it was horrible! They made me eat it and I don’t like it and I don’t even want to try it again!”
Maybe you’ve had a similar experience. Maybe it is the thought of the mushy bananas. Maybe it’s the ingredients in banana bread that you just don’t like together. Most banana breads call for walnuts in the recipe. This is the ingredient that we don’t like. I wanted to show the Frugal Hubby that there were other ways to make banana bread than the traditional way so when we overbuy bananas that are sale nothing is wasted. I’ll just transform them into something else. So I started searching and put together this list that had ingredients that both of us like! Hope you enjoy!
8 “No Walnut” Banana Bread Recipes
These are all delicious! But we like the Triple Chocolate recipe the best! Which one are you going to try? Leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you!