Everyone loves bananas, but we often buy more than we need, and the sight of bananas becoming overripe, getting dark spots and ending up in the trash is not uncommon. Here are some ideas for what you can do with leftover bananas.
Food waste is a growing problem, with as much as half of the fruit and vegetables we buy going to waste and never making it to hungry mouths. In order to combat food waste, we need to look at where food is wasted at home. Watch the video series Why Waste? with Massimo Bottura and his crew to get practical ideas on how to turn your leftovers into delicious meals.
Remember you shouldn't throw away your banana peels. You can actually use them as a deliciously meaty vegan ingredient for curries and stews. Nigella has a great lesson on how to use your banana peels below.
A family favourite - you can't go wrong with banana bread. It's the perfect way to use your brown and overripe bananas and turn them into a delicious, nutritious, energy-rich snack. Here's the definitive recipe.
So simple, but so unbelievably tasty, this winning dessert can be made with your leftover bananas. Don't worry if your bananas are overripe, or underripe - when they're smothered with fresh cream, they'll be just perfect. Get theTried & Tasted recipe here.
This is a life-changing recipe, especially for the lactose-intolerant. Use your leftover bananas and turn them into delicious, creamy, healthy ice cream. Learn how to make delicious, creamy banana nice cream here.
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' exclusive Why Waste? video series, featuring Massimo Bottura and his team of chefs, as they teach us how to repurpose leftovers and trimmings in delicious and imaginative ways, from vegetables to dairy. Take a look
In this episode of Why Waste? With Massimo Bottura, chef Jessica Rosval from Casa Maria Luigia shows us how to turn leftover meat and fish into delicious meals to minimise food waste at home. Includes recipes for Golden Beef Fat and Leftover Empanadas.