Save money buying bananas by storing them properly. If
you want to eat them whole, buy them as green as possible. If you pull
them apart, wrap them individually, and put them in the refrigerator, they
will take longer to ripen.
If you plan to use them for
cooking, buy them ripe so that you can puree them and freeze them for
Here are a couple classic, frugal banana recipes.
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 bananas, soft
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Cream together the flour, shortening, and sugar. Mash
the bananas and add them to the flour mixture with the eggs.
Add the vanilla and baking soda, and then stir in the nuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done with the toothpick test.
Banana Cream Pie
1 small instant vanilla
2 cups vanilla ice cream (softened)
1 graham cracker pie shell
1 pint heavy cream, whipped
pudding and ice cream in a bowl, and mix with a blender on low speed for
mixture in crust. cracker crust. Chill for one hour.
and spread over the top. Cut the banana into slices and lay on top of the