Thursday, January 13, 2011

When Good Bananas Go Bad (SCD)

I always buy produce with the best of intentions, but it's not uncommon to get busy and forget about my plans. Then it's too late. Bananas are a little more inclined to give you a second chance. Very ripe bananas are the best state for your baked banana goodies. Don't have time right now to bake? That's OK too, because they freeze very well. Just peel them and place in a freezer baggie, they will keep for a couple months. (However, if the bananas have any mold then you need to toss them) The enzymes will continue to break them down a little while frozen, so they will have even more of a banana aroma and flavor in your baked goods. You will need to thaw them in the fridge and pour off excess juice before you use them.

Here are some SCD/GAPS friendly ideas for using bananas:

Nana Bread from yours truly
Banana Caramel Sticky Buns from Grain-Free Foodies
Banana Souffles from Comfy Tummy
Banana Almond Butter Pancakes from me
Almond Milk Silver Dollar Bananas  and Flourless Banana Pancakes from Z's Cup of Tea
Pure Banana Ice Cream  and Banoffee Pie Canapes from Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried
Banana Breakfast and Banana Bread also from Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried
Yonana Muffins from Eating SCD
Banana Blueberry Muffins from Comfy Belly
Here's a whole collection of banana recipes at SCD Recipes


  1. MMMMMMM,..You could also make my gluten free & sugar free banana & almond butter cake with dark chocolate chips, if you want. It is sooooo gooooooood!
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  2. I freeze my bananas too! Love them in pancakes, banana loaf, cake, smoothies, I must look at your banana flourless pancakes!