Sustainable Saturday - Uses for frozen fruit

For years I have been taking overly ripe bananas and placing them in my freezer. Sometimes they go in as a whole banana, sometimes just the banana itself in a freezer bag. What do I do with these bananas . . . use them for breakfast! A common weekend breakfast is banana pancakes or waffles sometimes with chocolate chips or even blueberries. Those who have tried them, love them! A really great batch of banana pancakes or waffles are judged by whether or not they have enough banana flavor to not require maple syrup!

Banana Pancakes

1 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

2 eggs
3 frozen bananas (defrosted and mushed, they will be like liquid if they were super ripe) or 2 fresh bananas
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
2% Organic Milk (enough to make the consistency right . . . I just use my best guess)
Chocolate Chips or Blueberries

Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.  Combine remainder of ingredients in a separate bowl.  I usually mash the bananas first, then add everything else.  Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and add milk as needed for the right consistency.  Cook on griddle for a couple of minutes each side.  Serve warm.

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