I love bananas but as soon as they pass the stage as shown in this picture I just dont want to have them anymore. When they get too ripe then its banana bread/milkshake/fritters/ice cream or whatever my mind can concoct.
Unless a banana is just ripe I'll eat one however, I don't really like the flavour and will avoid most dishes containing bananas. I drink a lot of green smoothies and will normally only put a 1/4 of a banana in the smoothie (as long as I can't taste it then it's OK).
There is a wonderful recipe I have for salted caramel ice-cream however the primary ingredient to make the ice-cream is banana and I've shied away from making it. I'd be happy to share the recipe with you banana loving fiends however !
I am not overly fond of Cavendish bananas unless just perfectly ripe as in your picture! I do,however,really enjoy Lady Finger bananas which,due to living in Nth Qld., I am lucky enough to ave a stand of trees of in my back yard! The hands it produces have enough for all my neighbours as well as myself! YUM!!!
I think anyone who has had a Lady Finger Banana, or some of the other small varieties which grow so well here, just does not bother to buy Cavendish again unless they are at their absolute peak of perfection!!
The markets here on the weekends always have many banana growers' stalls, and the fruit is always very much cheaper than the supermarkets!! The Fruit barns are also a great place to find the lady fingers et al!
I love them and used to eat one a day, usually for breakfast but have recently been advised to cut down on them. It's hard to buy one or two so this has effectively meant that I don't eat them at all any more :(
I'd rather consume real bananas bought from a Green Grcer/Fruit Shop, than ever have to buy 'ripened' bananas from Coles/Safeway which have been harvested green & kept in coolrooms, then over-priced to cover that keeping cost!
Sweetness of bananas depends on the variety and if fresh or 'supermarket kept'!
Yes we love them. We have 1/2 a banana each day, on our cereal & once a week on our porridge in winter. Also nice on peanut butter bread or toast with or without jam! We always buy our bananas from Aldi, as in cheep!
Some families have to buy bread and milk every few days in between their big shop - in our family it's bananas. I joke our kids are going to turn into monkeys. They are such a portable, nutritious snack.