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knitpik's picture

Frozen bananas (post #65084)

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After thawing, do you drain the bananas for baking?
Just wondering what everybody does.

Madeleine's picture

(post #65084, reply #1 of 13)

I have always just mashed them up without draining and it has worked fine for me.

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TracyK's picture

(post #65084, reply #2 of 13)

I don't usually drain, just mash & go.


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knitpik's picture

(post #65084, reply #3 of 13)

That's what I've been doing but I see P. Reinhart, in Crust & Crumb, says to drain.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #65084, reply #4 of 13)

I drain them. When I've taken the shortcut and not done so, the bread comes out a bit too moist. (Same pan, same baking time, same oven, same everything else, so I've attributed it to not draining . . . ????)

 


 


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knitpik's picture

(post #65084, reply #5 of 13)

I have some banana bread in the oven right now. Didn't drain this
time but maybe next time I'll try and see which one I like best.

Adele's picture

(post #65084, reply #6 of 13)

I drain.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

KarenP's picture

(post #65084, reply #7 of 13)

  I don't drain.
  On tastespotting a week or so ago I saw a banana cake that roasts the bananas before adding to the batter.  I'm trying that this weekend.

Fledge's picture

(post #65084, reply #9 of 13)

hmmm interesting......

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knitpik's picture

(post #65084, reply #10 of 13)

David Rosengarten has a recipe for banana bread with roasted bananas.
Meant to try but never did. Please report back.

tagnostic's picture

(post #65084, reply #11 of 13)

Banana Bread French Toast With Peanut Butter & Brown Sugar
is the breakfast of the Gods

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knitpik's picture

(post #65084, reply #12 of 13)

Hmm I may have to give this a try. I hope I don't get addicted.

Edit: On second thought maybe I'll skip the French part and just
toast. :)


Edited 4/18/2009 2:03 am ET by knitpik

leonap's picture

(post #65084, reply #13 of 13)

I also don't drain. I made a Banana Bread recipe a while back that called for roasting the bananas. I recall thinking it didn't make a difference and went back to my old standby recipe. If your bananas aren't as ripe as they should be, I think roasting would be a good thing.

kitchengoddess's picture

(post #65084, reply #8 of 13)

I don't drain either and I have never had a problem