Ina garten savory bread pudding recipe

Stoma Friendly Recipes

2023.03.20 18:16 anxious_owl_17 Stoma Friendly Recipes

Hey all. I'm 3 weeks into my Ileostomy and love to cook, but due to all the food restrictions I've found myself in a bit of a rut. Would love if y'all could share your favorite recipes here. Things that you love to make that don't cause any stoma issues!
To kick it off, one of my favorite recipes is this ground turkey bolognese from Ina Garten's new show. I don't blend the veggies, but I chop them up really fine. It tastes delicious, has great protein and I get to enjoy veggies without the worry!
Thanks all for the help. I appreciate everyone in this group so much.
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2023.03.20 14:39 vcss15 Savory Onion Bread Recipe - Savory Breads Recipe

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2023.03.20 11:50 GreyDrReddit Garlic-Free Garlic Bread 😂

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2023.03.19 04:03 duellingislands 6:04 EET; The Sun is Rising Over Kyiv on the 389th Day of the Full-Scale Invasion. This week in our Ukrainian Recipes Series, we make little birds for Spring! + Discussion + Charities

6:04 EET; The Sun is Rising Over Kyiv on the 389th Day of the Full-Scale Invasion. This week in our Ukrainian Recipes Series, we make little birds for Spring! + Discussion + Charities

🇺🇦 Слава Україні! 🇺🇦

Another entry in our series on Ukrainian cuisine! Previous entries:
Borshch Varenyky Salo Syrniki Korovai Chicken Kyiv Pampushky Banosh Chebureki Hrechanyky Kyivskyi Cake Makivnyk Vyshnyak Drunken Cherry Cake Varenukha Pumpkin Porridge Lazy Varenyky Holubtsi Kolach Kvas Christmas Borshch Uzvar Kutya Beetroot Salad Kapusnyak Nalysnyk Bublyk Deruny Wild Mushroom Sauce Yavorivskyi Pie

The Dough Birds of Spring

A bird in the hand is worth two on the plate.
Spring is the time of rebirth. It is also the time when birds were thought to come back from Vyriy, a distant land where according to Ukrainian folk beliefs the souls of the dead live. That is why Ukrainians believed birds would bring messages from the loved ones that went there, like Zozulya (cuckoo), who we wrote about here.
Along with these messages from the dead, birds would also be so kind as to carry the spring on their wings! This idea led to special songs called Vesnianky being sung during this time of year. There were also ritual dances and games - and also the burning of an effigy of Mara, the scary winter goddess we wrote about here.
Another popular and effective way to entice the birds to speed along the warm weather and sunny days is to bake Dough Birds. I have to sheepishly admit, I don't really know the best way to translate the name of this dish (in Ukrainian it is informally just "birds of dough") because there really is a lot of variation in the kind of dough and English uses puts a finer point on it. They could also be called pastries, rolls, cookies, depending on the type you choose. The most typical version would be like a sweet roll kind of dough, but they can be made like yeast dough, sugar cookie kind, flaky, extra bready - you can even go with a completely savory kind of situation like olive rolls or garlic knots.
But there is one constant: the shape of a happy little bird. And what species? Well, usually these little guys are thought of as larks, but sometimes are referred to as magpies, pigeons or doves.
Spring is here!
The first day of “doughy bird sightings” is usually March 22nd, the first official day of Spring. These pastries are also regularly included in Easter baskets along with Pysanky. We will be writing way more in-depth about Easter traditions and Easter egg making in Ukraine than we did last year (it was one of my first sunrise posts and we were extra busy during that time). They're also fairly common as a part of the crown of a beautiful Korovai.
Shh! They're sleeping.
The creation of these bird pastries is best approached as a family affair. It is pretty common for everyone in the family to try and show off their artistic prowess (or lack of), and the outcome of this contest usually becomes the subject of future family anecdotes. 🙂
It is also pretty common to hide something (these days I highly recommend something edible to humans, though historically it could be coins) inside one of the birds, and whoever gets the lucky bird wins!
Kids with springtime birds.
Below we will provide a simple recipe, and show you some pictures how the cookies can be made, but again - you can use ANY dough recipe you like and feel comfortable with it. You can use Paska dough - the Ukrainian Easter bread - and we will be providing the Paska recipe soon.
Just make them cute (and tasty) and you’re doing it right.

How to Make Doughy Birds!

Here's a super simple version, but feel free to use your own dough recipe - sweet or savory.
  • Milk - 250 grams
  • Dry yeast - 1 table spoon
  • Eggs - 2
  • Butter - 150 grams
  • Sugar - 200 grams
  • Flour - 500 grams
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Raisins for eyes (for savory versions, for instance garlicky ones, you can use peppercorns or cut up olives!)
  • Egg yolk for painting
  1. Mix 50 grams of warm milk, 1 table spoon of sugar, 1 table spoon of flour and yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool to just a warm temperature, not hot.
  3. Add eggs, the remaining milk, and the butter to the mix.
  4. Add salt and start adding the sugar and flour, mixing it in.
  5. Knead until the dough is elastic and does not stick to your hands.
  6. Let it prove, covered with a towel, for no less than 90 minutes.
  7. Knead it again to return it to its elastic easy-to-work-with form.
  8. Form sausages or balls and make the birds (see below for four different methods for sculpting the birds).
  9. Beat an egg yolk with a fork. Paint the sculpted birds with the egg yolk to give it a nice sheen.
  10. Bake at 180 Celsius for 25 to 35 minutes (depends on the size of your birds!)
  11. Let them cool a bit before serving.
  12. Enjoy the birds and the springtime!
Four methods for creating the bird shapes - the last one starts as a sphere and is then pressed into a pancake. You are completely free to laugh at my drawing skills :)
Making the birds is a lot of fun!
The 389th day of a nine year invasion that has been going on for centuries.

One day closer to victory.



Verified Charities

  • u/Jesterboyd is a mod for ukraine and local to Kyiv. He is currently selling rad t-shirts raising money to buy some very interesting drones. Link to donation
  • United24: This site was launched by President Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be allocated to cover the most pressing needs facing Ukraine.
  • Come Back Alive: This NGO crowdfunds non-lethal military equipment, such as thermal vision scopes & supplies it to the front lines. It also provides training for Ukrainian soldiers, as well as researching troops’ needs and social reintegration of veterans.
  • Trident Defense Initiative: This initiative run by former NATO and UA servicemen has trained and equipped thousands of Ukrainian soldiers.
  • Ukraine Front Line US-based and registered 501(c)(3), this NGO fulfills front line soldiers' direct defense and humanitarian aid requests through their man on the ground, Ukraine's own u/jesterboyd.
  • Ukraine Aid Ops: Volunteers around the world who are helping to find and deliver equipment directly to those who need it most in Ukraine.
  • Hospitallers: This is a medical battalion that unites volunteer paramedics and doctors to save the lives of soldiers on the frontline. They crowdfund their vehicle repairs, fuel, and medical equipment.
You can find many more charities with diverse areas of focus in our vetted charities list HERE.
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2023.03.18 18:06 onthewingsofangels Intro & Weekly Discussion : Week 12 - Sweet Brunch

Hello fellow bakers!
Brunch is such a cool meal, isn't it? You get to eat all the delicious breakfast stuff without feeling guilty about the quantity or without having to wake up too early!
Try one of these decadent delicacies this week :
Leige Waffles (A million calories but so fantastically good!)
Challah Bread Pudding
Ricotta Crepes with Honey, Walnut and Rose
Cinnamon Apple Babka
Build your own (American) scones using Sally's Master Scone Recipe
Let us know more of your own ideas in the comments!
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2023.03.18 08:51 vcss15 Savory Onion Bread Recipe - Savory Breads Recipe

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2023.03.17 20:44 zingara_man A plethora of bananas, what to do?

I have recently been inundated with bananas (long story, don't ask, it's not interesting enough to be worth telling), from which my wife and I have enjoyed fruit salad, bananas on cereal, and banana bread. So much banana bread, in fact, that I am running out of freezer space. Ten loaves baked, 2 eaten.
I'm looking for some ideas including, but not limited to, variations on bread recipes. Please no banana pudding recipes. And I'm not going to make banana ketchup, just don't go there.
I have 12 left. The bananas are fully ripe with sugar spots, but not mushy. Yet.
Thanks for any advice.
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2023.03.17 14:34 UnthunkTheGlunk Week 9: Palestinian - Fattet Hummus (Savory Pita Bread Pudding)

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2023.03.17 12:37 vcss15 Coconut Bread Pudding - Easy Breads Recipe Tips

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2023.03.16 03:54 susanmuskats The Difference Between Calzone and Stromboli

The Difference Between Calzone and Stromboli
Both calzone and stromboli are Italian dishes that are a great choice for any meal. Both are made with pizza dough and can be enjoyed with or without sauce.
However, a key difference between these two dishes is their shape and size. Calzones are crescent-shaped while strombolis are cylindrical.

Calorie count

Calzones and strombolis are delicious Italian dishes that make great snacks or light meals. However, they are both high in calories so it is important to pay attention to the ingredients used and opt for leaner meats and vegetables.
Both calzones and strombolis are made with pizza-like dough that is filled with cheese, meat or vegetables. Both are easy to prepare and they are a healthy choice for anyone looking for a tasty snack or meal.
To lower the calorie count of both calzones and strombolis, you can choose leaner meats such as chicken or turkey instead of processed meats like salami or pepperoni and add vegetables like mushrooms, spinach and peppers to your fillings. You can also use a thin crust instead of a thick one to reduce the overall calorie count.
A calzone is a folded pocket of dough filled with savory meats and vegetables. It is usually sealed along the fold to keep the contents inside. To create a more secure seal, an egg wash can be applied to the edge of the calzone before baking.
Unlike a calzone, a stromboli is rolled out and sealed before baking. It can be stuffed with a variety of fillings but it typically features ham, mozzarella and tomato sauce.
For a stromboli that’s loaded with deli meats, try this recipe by Ree Drummond. She layers shredded Swiss and sliced string mozzarella with a mixture of deli ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage and fresh basil, which pulls double duty as a garnish. The result is a cheesy stromboli that’s perfect for feeding a crowd.
This stromboli riff calls for refrigerated pizza dough, which makes it quick and easy to whip up for any occasion. It gets mounded with a mix of shredded Swiss and sliced string mozzarella, topped with basil, tomato sauce and chopped olives then ribbons of mortadella for a salty-cheesy bite that eats like an Italian deli sub meets a Sicilian slice.
To help ensure the filling stays in the stromboli, you can roll it into a circular shape before sealing it. This will help to keep the meat and vegetables in place, as well as provide a better seal for the edges of the dish.


Both calzone and stromboli take their inspiration from pizza, featuring similar fillings like cheeses and cured meats. But there are a few differences that make these Italian-American dishes stand out from each other.
The two dishes use similar dough and sauce bases, but the shape of a calzone differs from a stromboli. In a calzone, the dough is folded and sealed together before baking. On the other hand, a stromboli is rolled into a log and twisted to seal it.
There are many ways to fill a calzone, but the most common types include cheeses, cured meats, and vegetables. These ingredients can be combined to create a variety of flavors. You can also mix in herbs and spices for a bit of extra flavor.
For example, you can try making a classic calzone with salami and pepperoni, or a stromboli with spinach and garlic. Both are delicious and easy to make at home.
You can also choose to make a calzone with a blend of different cheeses. This is a more traditional approach to calzones, and it can help to differentiate these from strombolis that tend to be made with just mozzarella cheese.
Another way to tell a calzone from a stromboli is their sauces. While both calzones and strombolis are dip-able, calzones often contain tomato sauce, while strombolis don’t traditionally have any.
Both calzones and strombolis can be made with different types of pizza dough, but there are some key differences between them that can make one much easier to cook than the other. For example, a calzone uses a thicker dough that makes it easy to fold and seal.
A calzone can also be cooked more quickly than a stromboli, so you can enjoy your meal sooner. This can be helpful if you’re on the go and want to grab a quick snack before heading out.
While both calzones and strombolis have their unique characteristics, they are both quite healthy and offer a range of nutrients. These include vitamins A and C, zinc, phosphorus, iron, calcium, and potassium. These are all important for your overall health.


Stromboli and calzones are Italian-American dishes that bring together a delicious combination of dough, ooey gooey cheese and savory toppings to create an incredible meal. They can be eaten warm or at room temperature, and they are also an easy dish to prepare for busy weeknights.
While calzones and strombolis are both made from Italian bread dough, there are some differences that make them unique from one another. These include their origins, sealing techniques and filling ingredients.
A calzone is a pizza-style dish that is filled with various Italian cheeses, meats and vegetables before being folded in half and sealed. The calzone is then baked until it turns golden brown and crisp on the outside, while the center remains soft and moist.
Calzones are often rolled into a circular shape and folded in half before being sealed all around the edges. These types of stuffed Italian breads are commonly found in restaurants and pizzerias throughout the United States.
They are typically served with sauce on top of them to provide some moisture as they bake. A calzone can be topped with a variety of ingredients, including mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and meats like salami or ham.
However, many calzones are made with just a basic layer of cheese and may not contain any meat or vegetables at all. They are usually served as a main course or side dish and can be cooked in the oven.
When preparing a calzone, it is important to keep in mind that the recipe should be prepared on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. This will ensure that the calzone is baked properly and that it will not become soggy on the inside as it bakes.
In addition, it is also important to place the calzone on the bottom half of the oven. This will help the crust to cook evenly on both sides.
Finally, it is important to allow the calzone to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving. This will allow the filling to set and avoid soggy slices.
The Difference Between Calzone and Stromboli


Calzone and stromboli are Italian dishes that consist of pizza-like dough, cheese and fillings. Although they are similar in terms of ingredients, they differ in many ways. Specifically, they are differentiated by the type of sealing and folding used to create them.
When it comes to calzones, the dish originated in Naples, Italy, and is typically filled with ricotta cheese, meats and tomato sauce. They can be eaten hot or cold and are a delicious way to enjoy Italian flavors without breaking the bank.
In addition to the fillings, calzones are also known for their unique shape. These pizza-like treats are shaped like a half-moon and are folded in half before being sealed up and baked.
The word calzone is derived from the word “calzoni,” which translates to “pants legs.” It was invented in the 18th century as a portable way for people to enjoy pizza without having to use a knife or fork.
It is made from refrigerated pizza dough and is topped with cured meats, vegetables and sometimes tomato sauce. It is then rolled or folded over the fillings and cut into spiral slices for serving.
Stromboli, on the other hand, is an Italian-American creation that primarily originates in South Philadelphia and is usually served fresh or fried. It consists of a rectangular piece of pizza dough topped with cheese and fillings that are then rolled up lengthwise, then sealed together with extra dough.
A stromboli is usually filled with low-moisture mozzarella cheese that helps it to cook evenly. In addition to this, stromboli is usually made from cold cuts that are not found on pizza such as salami and capicola.
This makes them a good option for families or those who want to stick to a healthier diet. They can also be prepared with vegetarian or vegan fillings.
When it comes to calzones, there are many different variations available, including a wide variety of cheeses and meats. They can be made with a variety of different types of dough, and they can also be stuffed with vegetables and herbs.
Both calzone and stromboli are delicious options that can be enjoyed by everyone. With a little bit of knowledge, you can make both these dishes at home!
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2023.03.15 23:17 shainaceditor We just got an air fryer! and are looking for suggestions for things to try!

We're veg/GF/allergic to pine nuts/macadamia/chesnut/brazil nuts. But pretty open outside of that! We love Greek yogurt doughs, so blueberry bagels are of interests. Eggplant cutlets, biscuits, bread, zucchini or banana bread, stuffed peppers, zucchini chips, etc. sound amazing, but we haven't tried anything yet! We're down for baked goods, savory, etc. What are your favorite air fryer recipes?
Thanks so much! x
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2023.03.15 15:07 eZGjBw1Z (US) Upcoming ALDI Finds for 3/22/23 (3/19/23 in some stores)

The Upcoming ALDI Finds Ad for 03/22/23 - 03/28/23 is now available. The ad actually starts three days earlier in some stores. A list of items in each category is included below.
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2023.03.15 06:03 onthewingsofangels Intro & Weekly Discussion : Week 11 - Acquired Tastes

(apologies for posting this late!)
This week is another chance to let your imagination run wild. Make something with an ingredient that is ... challenging. This can be the time you finally try a flavor you have avoided, or an opportunity to win some converts over to your (ahem) sophisticated tastes. Dazzle us with a recipe you didn't expect to work but somehow it did.
Some ideas :
Coffee cake with ... Coffee!
Ina Garten's amazing brownie recipe with DARK chocolate - I was a hard core milk chocolate fan for the first 30 years of my life and hated dark chocolate. Now I can't get enough of it. If you live near a Trader Joe's I highly recommend their 70% dark chocolate bars for your decadent bakes.
Add beer to your pretzels?
Pear and Blue Cheese Focaccia
What has been a surprising acquired taste for you?
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2023.03.13 16:51 DangDaveChocolatier Irish Bread Pudding

Irish Bread Pudding
My first time making this. It was excellent, but I recommend doubling the caramel sauce made so you have a bunch left to put over it (I didn't know, yet, to do this), and using dehydrated cherries instead of raisins or chocolate chips.
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2023.03.13 14:59 vegicom Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas
It’s funny that there are so many vegan thanksgiving recipe ideas out there that I never even think of, but I always keep a few ideas on hand just in case!
Never lose sight of the fact that one of the most enjoyable aspects of Thanksgiving is planning a meal that you and your loved ones and friends will enjoy.
Therefore, rather than sending a few suggestions to each person who writes in, I decided to compile a whole collection of vegan thanksgiving recipe ideas for you to check out. I hope you enjoy them!
In this post, I have compiled a list of the most delicious vegan thanksgiving recipe ideas for you.
The first vegan Thanksgiving recipe is the classic sweet potato casserole, a layer of creamy sweet potatoes flavored with ginger covered with a topping made of savory pecans. You won’t even come close to missing the marshmallows!
One of the dishes that I often prepare for Thanksgiving is stuffed acorn squash. This vegan Thanksgiving recipe is tasty and filling, placing the food at its height of freshness at the forefront of the dish. I stuff the luscious butternut squash in this dish with a flavorful mixture of tempeh and mushrooms.
Although I like spaghetti squash, acorn squash, and butternut squash, if I had to choose just one kind of winter squash as my favorite, it would be delicate. The naturally sweet and creamy squash combines kale, apples, fresh herbs, and an apple cider vinaigrette in a vegan Thanksgiving recipe. It’s like an autumn taste bomb went off in your mouth!
Although I like all of the ingredients of a vegan Thanksgiving recipe, including the comforting baked sweet potatoes and the refreshing broccoli filling, the sauce is, without a doubt, my favorite component of this meal. It is prepared with the flesh of the sweet potato that has been scooped out, rosemary, and lemon juice, and it has an appealing sweet and salty taste.
Try this vegan Thanksgiving recipe of roasted squash, chopped dates, crisp almonds, and baby kale mixed in a creamy tahini dressing for a “salad” that is worthy of becoming a meal and will please everyone.
Deliciousness that is silky smooth, wealthy, and oozing with melted cheese that is sure to win over everyone! This artichoke dip demonstrates that a traditional artichoke dip can be made without using any dairy products. This vegan Thanksgiving recipe comprises cashews, parmesan cheese, and many veggies. Incredibly delicious and difficult to resist!
Having everything one can imagine pumpkin-flavored on the table on Thanksgiving is essential. This savory and protein-packed pumpkin hummus with a touch of fennel and coriander is a joyful vegan Thanksgiving recipe for those who aren’t simply concerned with their health since it serves as the ideal appetizer and is a delight. Very creamy, and you can prepare it without any oil with little effort!
Let’s add some flavor to the proceedings by putting some falafel on the table. Even though this is a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary option, it rarely fails to be well-received. This plant-based side dish, high in protein, can be the best vegan Thanksgiving recipe and rock the holiday theme when combined with a festive cranberry-pear dip.
Your holiday guests will be blown away by the flavor and appearance of vegan Thanksgiving recipe stuffing wreaths that you prepare for Thanksgiving. It is similar to conventional stuffing in that it is delicate and moist but also has a little crunch. The main components of this stunning centerpiece are the mushrooms, leeks, garlic, white wine, sage, rosemary, thyme, and French bread. The amount of time required for preparation is just twenty minutes!
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2023.03.12 20:58 milto959 Waste not, want not; PDR edition.

Waste not, want not; PDR edition.
30 head birthday PDR and this is only a fraction of untouched food left over. Not to mention the amazing calzones grill made as well as the experimental savory bread pudding chef made. I love my team! Between culinary school during the day and work at night I'm too tired to cook anyways lol
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2023.03.12 20:30 Mindless_Spell_2436 Strawberry Bread Pudding

Years ago I went to a restaurant and had the best strawberry bread pudding. I found a recipe on line but it was too dry and then I remade it combining stuff from another recipe. However, I have since lost both recipes. Do you have a tried and true recipe for strawberry bread pudding?
I would like any other tried and true unusual/different bread pudding recipes that you are willing to share.
Thank you in advance.
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2023.03.12 15:26 tsabracadabra OOP needs to use up 30 lbs (13.6 kg) of bananas

As always, I am not OOP! The OOP is u/bethany_katherine.
To hide spoilers in the preview, here are some fun banana facts!
Modern-day Americans are familiar with the Cavendish Banana. However, artificial banana flavor is based on the Gros Michel variety, which was the most popular variety until the 1950s when a fungus decimated the population. Cavendish rose in popularity due to its resistance to the fungus.
It's a common misconception that the Gros Michel banana is extinct, but that's not the case! While no longer commercially available on a large scale, many private farms in tropical areas still grow it. With a simple online search, there are many (expensive) options for ordering some of the vintage fruit and trying it for yourself.
EDIT: Correction on the differences between Cavendish and Gros Michel, courtesy of u/ReginaSpektorsVJ:
Banana flavor is just isoamyl acetate, which occurs naturally in bananas and is produced synthetically to use as a flavoring. Cavendish bananas also get their flavor from their isoamyl acetate, but they unfortunately have less of it than Gros Michel bananas, so they're just blander.
Speaking of Isoamyl Acetate, it's also part of the chemical cocktail that bees and wasps use to signal a threat! Beekeepers say that stressed-out beehives smell like banana, and that's why.
Mood Spoiler: Delicious! And a rousing success.
Content Warnings: Warning to myself: I am allergic to bananas and I should not attempt to make or eat any of these, no matter how tasty they look.
Original Post
On February 22nd, OOP wrote in Frugal*:*
Hello friends! I just bought 30 pounds of bananas for $6 and was wondering what recipes people use them for? I’m already planning on doing banana bread and freezing it but what else? Tips needed please!! Thank you!!
LilWukong asks the most important question:
How did you get this deal? I want opportunities like this!
So I used an app called FlashFoods, it’s used by grocery stores to get rid of food that is going to go bad soon. Each of these was a box of 10lbs of bananas for $2. I got 3 boxes bc my husband and I love bananas and I thought why not?
Warning though, not every country uses it (I think just US and Canada) and not every state in the US has participating locations. Near me (Midwest, Indiana) only Meijer is on the app. Hopefully other locations start something similar!! (Also there were about 20 boxes of bananas available on the app, I bought 3!! Was so tempted to buy more lol)
Some comments and suggestions OOP received:
They're already getting brown spots so you've got about half a week. Realistically you'll need to preserve most of them. And if you don't have a large freezer then the usual baked goods and desserts advice could make a space problem harder rather than easier.
Here's a tutorial for how to dehydrate bananas. You can use a conventional oven if you don't have a dehydrator.
You can peel and freeze them and then take them out when needed to make smoothies, banana bread, pudding, etc.
You can leave the peels on when you freeze as well- just run under warm water and you can get the peel off.
It's definitely easier to peel prior, but if the bananas are going brown already I usually just chuck em in the freezer.
I blend the peel, too, when they're really brown
Why are you downvoted? Banana peels are nutritious. When brown I eat the whole Banana (minus the stem). It tastes like Banana bread.
Obviously banana bread, but my other favorite use for ripe bananas is making dog treats! I make dog treats with mashed bananas, oat flour (grind rolled oats), and coconut oil (PB also works, my dog just has an allergy). They bake at 350F until browned and firm - the time depends on the size/shape. I usually throw in other fruits or veggies that I want to get rid of, like broccoli, squash, or blueberries. The treats freeze well and are very popular with my pups. If you don't have animals of your own, you could always gift to friends with dogs!
Update Post: the next day:
So I just want to start off by saying, I did not expect a post about bananas to blow up like it did. I super appreciate everyone’s comments to help me come up with some good uses for the bananas! Yesterday I spent 7 hours baking and cooking up the bananas and let me tell you, it was a really fun experience and I feel like I learned a lot (like I have the recipe for banana bread memorized now haha!) so, here’s the haul. 6 large loaves of banana bread (40 servings), 16 mini loaves (32 servings) 48 banana rolls, a giant bag of frozen whole banana (about 12), a large bag with sliced banana portioned into 2 banana portions (12 bananas), 6 chocolate covered bananas (not pictured, they were hardening) and I experimented with dehydrating 4 bananas and they kinda worked, not perfectly but they will be eaten. Lastly, we ended up with 3 stuffed bags of banana peels that I will be using in my raised garden beds we are building next week. No waste here!! When all was said and done I made it through about 70 bananas.
All in all, everything I made yesterday came out to about $22. The biggest purchase was butter, bananas, and flour. I’ve never done anything like this so again, thank you all for the advice and hopefully those of you who think this was a bad financial purchase rethink it when we got about 100+ servings of food for $22. Hope you all find some good deals near you soon, and make something amazing. Good luck, and thank you for following me on my banana journey!
edit: posting here the recipes i used for my rolls and banana bread :) banana rolls banana bread (youtube links)
the banana bread came out perfectly, it was just like the recipe and delicious! i added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips per loaf in half of the batches. as for the rolls, they didn't come out perfectly imo, they taste great but are a bit..lumpy! and not as golden brown, but they are still awesome and taste just like a roll! it's so weird how the banana taste just almost goes away! i suggest you try either recipe, the bread is more of a crowd pleaser and the rolls are a bit more experimental :) have fun!
edit 2: answering 2 questions i saw asked a couple times:
i am going to give away half of the mini loaves to friends and neighbors, 2 of the large loaves are going to my mother in law this weekend, and later today i will call the homeless sheltefood bank near me and see if they accept homecooked food. if they do, they will be getting some loaves as well! i'm very happy to be sharing the love with others and i've already had a friend stop by my house for some haha!
slightly more in depth cost breakdown: bananas: $6, butter: $9, flour: $3, brown sugar: $3, eggs: $4, small bag of chocolate chips: $2. i forgot eggs in my calculations, so it ends up being about $27 for everything :) i am super super happy with that and learned a lot throughout this process. thanks for coming along for the ride!
Link to dehydrated bananas and choco bananas I just took: more bananas
total time spent: 6-7 hours
total cost: \~$27 dollars (ymmv depending where you live)
the haul: 6 large loaves, 16 mini loaves, 48 banana rolls, 12 whole frozen, 12 sliced frozen, 6 chocolate covered bananas, 4 dehydrated bananas, 10ish left to eat plain, and 3 large bags of peels to make compost for my raised beds.
BORU OP's note: There are tons of great banana recipes in the comments of the original post, if you happen to come across a banana bounty yourself!
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2023.03.12 11:41 Hiscuteblondewife I tried bread pudding for the first time

I tried out an easy bread pudding recipe and it tasted good, not too sweet.
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