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Put your mature bananas to good use by making fluffy pancakes, chocolatey marshmallows, and vegan yogurt.

Banana Marshmallow


  • 2 bananas

  • 3.5 ounces dark chocolate

  • 1/3 cup coconut, shredded

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- Let's put you in a bit of scenario. You've woken up in the morning, you go out to the kitchen to see your bananas have gone overripe, they're all mushy, you can't use 'em, or can you? Here are three ways to use overripe bananas. Option number one, banana pancakes. Grab your bananas and because they're overripe, they peel away even easier, which is actually a bit of a plus. Look at that, just falls apart. I love working on boards with mashing just 'cause it adds a little bit of trendy goodness. Just mash away. And you wanna get this to quite a smooth consistency. Crack in a couple of eggs into a bowl. Increase the volume, so give it a whisk, 'cause this is what's gonna make your pancakes super fluffy. Combine your banana. You can see how liquidity that is. Along with your yogurt. You can use mascarpone cheese, you can use coconut cream. In goes our milk. And just give it a mix. Bring it all together and then add in your honey, just for that next level bit of sweetness. Set that aside. Grab you dry ingredients. You got your flour, your baking powder, that's what's gonna help them rise, along with your pinch of salt. Just use your hands, you don't have to even mix, bring it through. Make a little bit of a well in the center and then add in your wet. And then just start to mix. That's the batter we're after, look at that. Add in another butter. Grab your ladle. Oh. Woo! That is so golden. I like to under cook my pancakes for two reasons. If you take to the table, it's still gonna cook once it's off the heat. But the second one is, even if it is still slightly undercooked when someone cuts into it, it's gooey. And let's think about all the things that we love in life that are gooey. That's a win. And obviously any pancake needs the syrup. Now that's option number one for using overripe bananas. Option number two for overripe bananas, banana marshmallows , what? Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Grab you knife and just make one cut down the center. And you don't want to go all the way through because what's happening here is you're gonna bake this. Lay it down and wrap it up. It's gonna create its own jacket, its own steam. It's gonna cook through the inside. Now pop these super soft banana wonders into the oven for 20 minutes to roast. Woo, these things are hot. The only tricky thing is you wanna dive into them straight away. So just using your hands, carefully unravel your banana marshmallow. And you don't need much more than, look it is, ooh. Oh, hot, hot. That is just next level. We pop that on a plate. So using the skin as its own oven and then topping it off with a few more ingredients, you have created one of the most amazing and simple desserts from an overripe banana. And let's be honest, anything with chocolate is just pretty saucy, so you drizzle on. And then finish off with a final sprinkling of coconut, just for a bit of texture. And that is your second option for overripe bananas. One ingredient banana marshmallow. Option number three for overripe bananas, banana yogurt. This one's vegan and dairy free as well. Grab your banana, give it a nice peel, straight into your bowl. Using the back of your fork, just give it a bit of a mash. Now you can take this as far as you want. If you want it super smooth, go all the way. If you like a bit of texture, stop when you think it's necessary. Drizzle in your almond milk, followed by a sprinkling of the amazing protein-packed chia seeds. Give it a mix, making sure that all those chia seeds get the love and attention they deserve. Cover it with some plastic wrap. Then take it to the fridge to allow those flavors just to get to know each other and those chia seeds to soak up all that liquid. Now that it's set, it's time to serve it up. Grab yourself your bowl, just take as much as you want into a bowl. A bit of coconut. Some crushed nuts or some granola. And of course, almond butter. And there you have it, the third option for overripe bananas. I hope you amazing people have found this episode super useful. Because if I ever see a banana in the trash, I'm coming for ya.

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