Top banana: four recipes to use up your leftover bananas
Got a fruit bowl full of overripe bananas but don’t know what to do with them? Turns out you’re not alone. Each year, us Brits throw away a staggering £80 million worth of bananas – that’s, well, bananas.
We’ve brought together a bunch of quick and easy recipes (that aren’t bread-related) to help you put your bananas to good use – from sweet, tropical pancakes to savoury, Thai-style fritters (with not a banana bread in sight).
Give this a chance; we’re confident you won’t regret it. Great in a ham sandwich and with roast meats, burgers and hotdogs.
Banana Pancakes with Passionfruit Curd
Past-their-best bananas will add delicious sweetness to your pancake batter. Top with passionfruit curd for a tropical twist.
Sesame-and-Coconut-Dipped Banana Fritters
This simple gluten and dairy-free dessert is inspired by Thai street food. Pan-fry, or bake if you have a bit more time.
Raspberry Banana ‘Ice Cream’
When there’s no way you’ll use those bananas in time, peel, chop and freeze. Then use in smoothies or whizz into this pink pud.