Who would have thought such a simple fruit can used for so many reasons. They are a great substitute for many desserts to make it a bit healthier.
To start, I love adding bananas to my shakes every morning. They are so versatile, taste great with both the vanilla and the chocolate, or add any additional fruit, peanut butter, and coconut oil to change the flavor up a bit.
Now onto the sweet stuff… bananas make a great substitute for butter and oil in baked goods. Instead of adding butter to your cake, add smashed bananas. Bananas will still offer the moistness to the cake without the added calories and fat. Also, any recipe calling for a whole egg, add a banana instead.
Bananas are cheap, convenient, healthy, and if they get old on the counter, throw them in the freezer for another day.
I made a “clean” cookie recipe this weekend, cutting out the flour, eggs, and butter. (Of course, I had to the leave in the chocolate chips 🙂 )
1 Cup Quick oats
2 Bananas (I used 1 old, and 1 new)
Handful of chocolate chips
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Enjoy!