Scoundrel’s Banana Rolls

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Usually Scoundrel isn’t one for baking, but when he dug up the banana purée in his ice box that he made after one of our dumpster diving trips he tried his hand anyway. You see, because bananas darken so quickly they get thrown out in masses and everytime we visit the dumpster there are so many we don’t even know what to do with them, but leaving them there is not an option. Waste of food is not an option.

Here is something to do with all those bananas but you can use fruit from the supermarket too, of course.

Makes 8-10 buns

You’ll need

  • 4 bananas, very ripe
  • 400-450g flour of your choosing
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 pck/tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 pck/tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ~ 100ml water

Mash bananas with a hand blender or a spoon. Mix the dry ingrediences (and start with 400g of flour), then add banana purée, water and oil.
The mixture shouldn’t stick to your hands, add more flour if necessary. Form about fist-sized buns, put them on a lined sheet and bake at 200°C for 10-15 minutes until golden. Serve hot with just a bit of butter and make people happy with it.

Scoundrel mused that it probably would work well with chocolate chips, too. The good thing about the banana rolls is that they calm the hunger for sweets but aren’t as much of a guilty pleasure as things with less nutritional value. They are also a great thing to take on adventures and field trips.

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7 thoughts on “Scoundrel’s Banana Rolls

  1. Apparently over ripe bananas are great for cooking, for instance as egg replacer so the cake is still moist. I have not tried myself as I am not a banana fan but I think it is great you are finding a way to use those discarded bananas!

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