questionsshould i make banana pudding or banana bread with…

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Depends on how ripe your bananas are. If they're black on the outside but still mostly firm on the inside, go with banana pudding (mmmm....banana pudding). If they're starting to get black and squishy inside as well as out, they're too far gone for banana pudding but perfect for banana bread. (Mmmmm...banana bread).

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always bread, just make sure to add choclate chips

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pudding. how can you eat your meat if you don't have any pudding?

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Depends on your weather and if you feel like turning on the oven!
If so, bread, if not pudding :)

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there's always money in the banana stand.

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Also this is my favorite chocolate banana bread recipe don't say I never help you out! :)

1 stick of salted butter, softened to room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 large aging(drag)bananas, (s)mashed
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbl cocoa powder
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mini chocolate chips although size does not matter

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan, two mini pans, use what you got with non-stick spray.
Large bowl time: cream butter and sugar together, stir in egg, mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla til well blended. Add baking soda, cocoa, flour. MIX IT WELL (so about 3 mins on a Kitchenaid). Add chips.
Pour batter into loaf pan(s), lounge for 50-60 minutes while it is baking. Insert toothpick in the middle to test if it is clean when it comes out.
Remove from heat, rest for 10 minutes, invert loaf pans on cooling rack and try not to eat it all at once.

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More info: the bananas are still decently ripe, I'm just pre-planning because we're probably not going to eat them unless they're in a ridiculously over-sweetened dish, I mean, that's how bananas work, right?

This is my friend's fairly simple and DELICIOUS banana pudding recipe that I love:

1 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1½ cups cold water
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1 pint heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 box vanilla wafers
3-4 bananas

In a large bowl, stir together the Eagle brand and water
Add the vanilla pudding, mix well
Chill 5 min
Fold in the whipped cream
In a large casserole dish, spoon in @ 1 cup of pudding mixture
Top with a layer of vanilla wafers, then a layer of bananas
Repeat 2 times, ending with a layer of pudding
Cover, chill, and eat

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Banana bread - Yes! Easy!
I can make a ton of banana bread. I was once given a flat of overripe bananas for FREE. I made loaves upon loaves of banana bread (honestly, I think it was around 2 dozen loaves!). I now know my recipe by heart.

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I use them to make smoothies.

1 very ripe banana
1/2c other fruit (mango or strawberries are my favorites)
1/2c plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
1c Blue Diamond Almond/Coconut milk (lactose intolerant)
3 packets stevia or other sweetener
half to full ice tray, depending on size of tray

Add to blender in this order: Ice, fruit, sweetener, yogurt, milk. Blend on medium speed till ice is broken up, then blend on high speed till smooth. Tastes just like a milkshake but it's healthy. If you want you can add a scoop of protein powder right after the fruit.

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Freeze them, then use the recipe from @moondrake, also add some coco powder.............

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@107bear: Yes, I don't like the banana flavor by itself.. When I don't have any other fruit to add I put in a tablespoon of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Syrup instead.

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I always just toss them in the freezer as @107bear suggests. Once I have 7 or so or need to free up some space, then it's chocolate chip banana muffin time! Just put a bread recipe in muffin tins. Perfect for sharing with co-workers, you know?

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Banana bread. Banana pudding is just gross. :/

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Even easier. Cut them up, put them in the freezer. Let them get good and frozen, at least overnight.

Pull them out and put them in a good blender (I use my Woot-Bought NINJAAAAaaaaaaaa).

I also add in about 1/2 a pack of splenda or regular sugar.

Pulse. Keep pulsing. You will swear this isn't going to work and then suddenly it will.

It will turn into what you swear is ice cream. Same texture, same mouth-feel. Depending on how frozen and how long you work it results in either fairly firm ice cream or soft-serve.

It usually takes about a minute to a minute and a half with the NINJAAaaaaaaa.

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Neither. Banana daquiris. Lots of bannans, some banana liquor, and rum. Add ice and blend. Enjoy.

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Banana pudding fanboy here. This is also a good time of year to add them to homemade ice cream. Pardon me while I get the drool off my keyboard.

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Pudding...it's an anti-carb culture these days. Even though the pudding has sugar, at least you're substituting some dairy fat for those dreaded glycemic-spiking carbs that are in the bread :3

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Doggy frozen yogurt

1 large carton of plain yogurt
2 very ripe bananas
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey

Mash up the bananas, add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well. Fill up ice cube trays with yogurt mixture and freeze. Once it's frozen you can remove them and place them in a freezer bag for later use.

You can also play around with the flavors. I like to make blueberry banana or strawberry frozen yogurt. The dogs love them!

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@inkycatz: Your recipe sounds wonderful! I'll have to try that sometime.

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@tippypaws: I think I may make some of this for a treat for my dog! But she's a chihuahua, so I don't think I need the whole recipe, ha!

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@wilfbrim: you make a very convincing argument.

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My favorite is bread when the bananas get mushy. Don't do bananas in pudding, but when you do, the bananas need to be firm or they just turn to baby food (another good use for bananas). You can use this recipe to make bread or muffins either one. My recipe is borrowed from Tyler Florence. I plan to return it to him when I die and don't need it anymore.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/banana-nut-muffins-recipe/index.html