Extreme Makeover: Banana Edition

I was out of bananas and wanted more from the store but had no desire to go out. I asked Ezekiel to get some for me. Trying to hear over  cranky baby, he misunderstood and thought I wanted bananas for recipes. He came back with these bananas:

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Only 99 cents! They went a long way to feed us for the week.

No problem. I became inspired to bake a bunch of banana things because I always struggle to have ripe bananas at the right time. I took these ugly bananas and turned them into these beautiful, delicious creations:

Banana Bread

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No oil, added sugar, or other bad stuff. Quick and easy to mix, pour, and bake. It came out moist and delicious!

From Vegalicious’ Body By Plants Manual

Nut Butter Banana Muffins

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I wasn’t sure how these would work out because I didn’t have enough peanut butter. I used 1/4 cup of peanut butter and 3/4 a cup of almond butter plus a little cacao powder and chocolate chips on top. With no flour or baking soda, I was surprised to see them rise and look like just a thick version of muffins. Another simple recipe requiring only bananas, dates, and peanut butter at minimum.

From My Whole Food Life

French Toast

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I’ve made this a few times. I love it because the batter comes together in a few minutes, I always have these ingredients on hand, it can sit overnight to soak or be done the morning of, and it is baked so I don’t have to stand at the stove top cooking or add oil to fry with.

From Connoisseurus Veg

Banana Bread Bites

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No bake. Easy. Still tastes like banana bread! Sometimes though, rolling the balls gets tedious. I always have to use less milk because it gets so wet. I usually add in ground flax seed and roll the balls in it to make them less sticky.

From The Big Man’s World

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