Bananas have a thick signature-yellow peel when ripe, encasing their soft, cream-coloured, semi-starchy flesh. Their flavor can vary, having hints of lemon custard to creme brule, as they become sweeter as they ripen.
Bananas are a fresh eating banana and can be used as a dessert banana as well. Their sweetness lends to many recipes in various applications. These bananas can be a principal ingredient in smoothies, baby food, pudding, cakes, muffins, bread, cookies, ice cream and tarts.
Bananas are picked green and ripen at room temperature. Refrigerating them not only causes the skin to darken, it slows down or stops ripening. So, it is best to keep them out of the fridge until they are fully ripened.
Caramelized Baked Banana Oatmeal
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla?
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch salt