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I am finding inspiration for the UnBox Your Kitchen Podcasts [podcast unavailable] in unexpected and fun ways. Today’s episode is a great example. On Monday, July 24th, I posted the following on the UnBox Your Kitchen Facebook closed group:

“Bananas were on sale and you couldn't resist buying a lot of
them and now they're getting too ripe. What do you do with them?”

The responses surprised me. I expected to see banana bread on top of the list. The popular reply was to freeze them!

In episode #006 Let's Talk Bananas I share:

  • what I do with overripe bananas
  • more responses from the group members
  • two banana ice cream recipes
  • my family’s Banana Bread
Banana Bread

Grandma's Banana Bread

Print Recipe
Course Bread
Keyword banana, bread
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 165.62
Author Cindy Kochis


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts optional
  • 3 cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Grease two bread pans; set aside.
  • In medium mixing bowl, mix the sugar, shortening, sour cream, baking soda, eggs and salt until blended. Stir in bananas. Slowly add flour (and optional nuts) and mix.
  • Pour half of the batter into one bread pan, and rest of batter into the second pan.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Cool on baking rack.
  • Slice and serve.


Photograph by CK Kochis © All rights reserved.

Mentioned Links:
UnBox Your Kitchen Facebook closed group
UnBox Your Kitchen Journal

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10 comments on “Let's Talk Bananas!”

    1. Thank you, Suzie. I'm glad you are enjoying the podcast. I'm having a lot of fun with the process.

      Now that you mention it, Coconut Banana ice cream does sound amazing.

  1. I love frozen bananas! I make banana ice cream and also drizzle hot homemade coconut chocolate sauce on frozen bananas. YUM!

    1. Oh, Rachel, I would love your homemade coconut chocolate sauce recipe! It sounds fantastic!!!

  2. You can use those frozen bananas as the base for other flavors of ice cream (for those that have a problem with dairy). I like to add some frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup of almond milk and a little agave for sweeting and ... strawberry banana ice cream. I've also made chocolate-peanut butter ( I use soy butter because of allergies), vanilla, and peach. This vegan does NOT suffer the loss of ice cream in the summer!

    1. You are a genius in the kitchen, Barb. I can't wait to have you on the UnBox Your Kitchen Podcast. I get the feeling you may join me on the podcast a couple of time.

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