Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Going Bananas!

Last week my husband went grocery shopping. He brought home green bananas.

So I asked him why he bought green bananas and he said "So they'll last a while!"

See, in our house food doesn't last long. And bananas don't either.

Well it turned out to be a really good thing to have green bananas for a week before anyone would eat them.

I found this idea in my Family Fun magazine that came the other day.

Super simple!






Slice bananas.
Top with peanut butter (or almond butter).
Sprinkle coconut (optional).
Put a blueberry or chocolate chip on top.

That's it! And my kids ate them all up.

This recipe is a keeper.

(In the first picture I used almond butter which might be why she made that face?)



Now, yesterday morning we were running low on the food around here. But we still had 4 bananas sitting on the counter. Woo Hoo for green bananas!!

Perfect!

Last week I printed off 2 recipes (from the Enlightened Homemaker here) that I wanted to try and they both required bananas!


Banana Waffles

In a blender add:
1/2 cup organic millet
1/2 cup organic brown rice
1 cup almond/coconut milk

Blend until smooth.

Add to the blender mixture:
1/2 ripe banana
2 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 T baking powder
1tsp vanilla

Blend until smooth (adding more milk if needed.

G told me that it was his best. day. EV-ER!

Kids all said that we could have these again!



The other recipe was also from the Enlightened Homemaker.

Banana Pancakes

1 banana
1 egg
1 pinch of salt

Puree.

Cook.

Easy. Peasy.

This one wasn't as popular with the kiddos, but they said they would eat them. I didn't have the picture that went with this recipe. Maybe if I added the blueberries and strawberries it would have been better. But, we were all out of food except for bananas! haha

However, my boy who does NOT like pancakes said they were better than regular!!