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5 Bananas 
May 5, 2009 7:22 am 
Updated: May 9, 2009 9:42 pm
I have 5 extremely ripe bananas waiting to be mashed and baked into something delicious. But I have a dilemma...which recipe to use!?

Frosted Banana Bars (2 bananas, 1 hour)
Banana Nut Bread (2 bananas; a family recipe for a sweet yeast bread that takes 3 1/2 hours)
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits (2 bananas, 1 hour)
Banana Loaf Cake II (1 bananas, 1.5 hours)
Banana Nut Bread (4 bananas, 1.5 hours)
Banana Cake Cookies (2 bananas, 30 minutes)
Cocoa Banana Bars (3 bananas, 1 hour)

Indecision 2009!
May 5, 2009 7:57 am
Are you opposed to spending the day in the kitchen? I vote for the banana loaf cake. It makes 2, so have one now, freeze one. The banana cake cookies, those would freeze well and then you could have them for an anytime treat. And of course, the dog biscuits. As long as everyone is getting a treat, he/she shouldn't be left out either. You've used all five, and have a stockpile in the freezer. :}
May 5, 2009 2:29 pm
Cocoa Banana Bars sounds great, and if you still have bananas after this recipe you can freeze them for smoothies, it tastes much better with frozen fruit.
May 5, 2009 5:42 pm
I would suggest Banana Muffins II on this site. Super easy, fast and delicious! (Highly recommend adding chocolate chips.) That recipe uses about 2-3 bananas, then you can make either of the bars with the remaining!
May 5, 2009 6:26 pm
Since you have FIVE bananas I would suggest Cocoa Banana Bars (3) and Frosted Banana Bars (2)... Then you can send half of each recipe to ME! :)
May 5, 2009 6:30 pm
Thanks for the suggestions :D :D :D I decided I'm going to make at least one of the bars.
May 7, 2009 7:20 pm
May 7, 2009 9:02 pm
Try the "banana banana bread" recipe on this "allrecipes.com" website. It is an excellent recipe and the only banana bread recipe I have used for several years. I purposely let bananas get really over ripe and my family loves the bread.
May 8, 2009 4:27 am
I made the frosted banana bars the other day w/ homemade frosting - the whole family loves them!!!
May 9, 2009 9:42 pm
Sorry if I'm weighing in a little late on this, but I also like to experiment with ripe bananas. I'll buy bananas in several large bunches that are more than we will eat raw, just waiting for them to ripen so that I can use them for a new recipe. I call it banana day, and people are always stopping by when they know it's banana day. A new favorite is Banana Pudding IV. I prefer to break up the vanilla wafers, add some of the pudding and mix (so the vanilla wafers soften in the pudding), then add the sliced bananas and the rest of the pudding. I also make the whipped cream and fold all of it into the pudding. Another favorite is banana orange bars, exactly as in the recipe.
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I enjoy trying new recipes and unusual ingredients. There are few foods I will turn down without a second thought - sweets is one of them, and fiery hot spicy food is the other. As I'm getting older that is changing, though. I love reading cook books and doing research about food. It fascinates to no end! I usually create a recipe from several different ones. On the non-cooking side of things, I'm a Christian, native Texan and faithful Longhorn with two cats and a great boyfriend! I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I'm also somewhat obsessed with the nuclear winter and extreme survival situations.
My favorite things to cook
In general I try to cook from scratch. Any kind of bread - rolls, loaves, boules, baguettes, buns, biscuits, quick breads - will catch my eye. Pastas, soups, and cookies. I am absolutely in love with cake batter. Once I had a party in middle school where we just made a bunch of cakes and ate the batter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey/waldorf salad/mashed potatoes with gravy by my mom, buttermilk biscuits on Sunday morning before church from my Dad, grilling hamburgers in the summer in the backyard, black eyed peas for new years dinner, decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Eve with my sister, coffee any time of the night.
My cooking triumphs
I can rival my dad in his biscuit making ability. I have the perfect dinner roll recipe - my very own. I taught myself how to make jam and jelly. I taught myself how to make bread!
My cooking tragedies
dense as a stone wheat bread, homemade condensed milk tastes weird key lime pie, onions and sugar have no place hanging out together in mashed sweet potato, there's nothing puffy about my lemon meringue, and the bottom of the fish tank poached salmon.
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