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Old 08-22-2012, 17:28   #1
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I promised to learn if ornamental bananas were edible and it seems happily that they are! I Googled ornamental bananas and found a picture of the flower on mine and then used the name to ask if they were edible and it seems they are, so I'll let mine grow for a while and then try using one of the recipes you guys have posted for using them. My variety is from Thailand by the way.

Now handling those 1"-2" little things will be a challenge I'd think!

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When they're as dark green as we need them to be, I found wearing exam gloves to peel them saved me getting sticky resin all over my hands. Good luck - you are one lucky lady having these growing right in your own backyard!

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I think besides frying them like potatoes, wife really liked 3 of them 2 eggs, baking soda, salt , nutmeg, blended in blender than baked in muffin tins with walnuts mixed in. Banana nut bread she and I could eat.

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This was my wifes favorite recipe with the green bananas

Wife loves banana nut bread so I put this together for her. Came out way better than I would have imagined.

I used green cooking bananas, rock hard, and really hard to peel. They have way less of an impact on our BG's.

2 cups of blanch almonds, ground to a flour, food processor
3 rock hard green bananas, ground to a paste, food processor
1 cup of greek yogurt
1/4 cup of coconut oil
3 eggs
1 cup splenda
cinn
nutmeg
dash of salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of crushed walnuts

Green bananas have very little banana flavor, but when you add the nutmeg it makes the flavor really come out.

I mixed the eggs, greek yogurt, splenda, coconut oil in a mixer
I then added the almond flour, the green bananas, finally the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and walnuts. Baked in a 9x9 cake pan at 350 for nearly 45 minutes.

For the topping I used a 50/50 mix of cream cheese and heavy cream and splenda, whipped into a thick, stiff frosting

Was really good with my coffee this morning.

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