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 the Tried & Tasted recipe here.
Think savoury, southeast Asian flavours, with this surprisingly delicious recipe for banana chilli soup with coconut and soy sauce. Get the recipe here.
This works best with underripe or ripe bananas, so use them up before they get too soft. If you do, you'll enjoy a wonderfully sweet Caribbean treat. Get the recipe here.
Simple, delicious and comforting, this recipe for rice, banana and coconut is a delightful and fun way to use up your leftover bananas, and is great for vegans too. Get the recipe here.
This is a banantasic way to elevate a panna cotta and bring cinnamon yumminess, and creamy goodness, together with bananas.
This one is great to make with the kids and even better to enjoy together - in the morning, or as a picnic snack. Get the 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.