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Banana Nana Fo Fana Mi My Mo NANNA! 10 Clever Ways to re-use Banana Peels

Grandma was always right. She loved having bananas available for a quick snack.

If the bananas on the counter ripened to a disgusting brown squish she'd light up and say ... "lets make banana bread!" Funny how something so gross at the time is a lovingly vivid and deliciously sweet memory. I really miss those days. Do you have a yummy recipe or sweet memory of your grandma? Tag a Gluten Free friend ... they'll love you 💕

💕Grandma's Banana Bread

(modified GLUTEN FREE) and its yummy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes

Makes one loaf * Hand mix easy one bowl recipe

Best bananas to use are over-ripe

The yellow peels should be at least half browned

Fruit squishy and browning

Grandma's Banana Bread made Gluten Free


2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled (I use more)

1/3 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet)

1 large egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Almond Flour

1/2 cup Hazelnut Flour

1/2 cup Applesauce

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan

  • In a mixing bowl, mash ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth

  • Stir melted butter into the mashed bananas

  • Mix in the baking soda and salt

  • Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract

  • Mix in the Almond and Hazelnut flour

  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan

  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into center comes out clean

  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes

  • Remove the banana bread and let cool completely before serving

  • Slice and serve 💕Grandma's Banana Bread

10 Clever Ways to re-use Banana Peels

10: Make Banana Bread like Grandma - except Gluten Free

9: Compost - Mix them into your compost pile. Peels add potassium and phosphorus to

compost which promote root development and overall plant health when incorporated

into garden soil. Be aware banana peels are green material and too much of a good

thing can offset balance of your compost.

9a: Compost Tea - If you don't have a compost pile you can still use banana peels to feed your garden or house plants. Simply drop a few peels into a bucket of water and let sit for a couple days to make compost tea mix one part banana peel compost tea with five parts fresh water and feed this mineral rich mixture to your plants about once per month in Lou of normal watering. The added potassium and phosphorus will give your plants a boost to keep them growing strong.

8: Remove Blemishes and Improve your Complexion - Natural remedy to soothe skin

irritations. Rub moist bananas on blemishes, bug bites, stings and other skin irritations.

The fruit acid's vitamins and minerals will not only help remove unsightly bumps

it will soothe your pain and itching away ... bye bye nasty warts. Talk about being great

for your skin. For even more benefits massage a piece of ripe banana peel over your

entire face once every few days. The fruit acids and nutrients in the peel can help

exfoliate and nourish your skin giving it a softer younger and healthier appearance.

7: Whiten Teeth - Rub the inside of a fresh piece of banana peel on your teeth once per day

or for two weeks to remove stains and shine without the use of potential harmful


6: Fertilizer and Bug Repellent -

* Chop banana peels and bury one or two small pieces in the soil at the bottom of a seedling planter. Will give those plants an extra boost of nutrients and aid in root development and disease resistance. Be sure that your seeds or seedlings aren't directly touching the ripening peels at the time of planting. This may burn in damage roots and seeds.

* Dry banana peels completely by placing on top of the soil or after completely drying them, grind into dust and incorporate back into the garden. Similar effect as composting without the danger of burning your plants. Another pest control hint place a small pieces of banana on the top of the soil or berry a few small pieces of ripe banana peel just under the surface of the ground around garden plants which are prone to aphids. The tiny garden pests don't like the gases emitted by the decomposing peels and will quickly seek more appealing feeding grounds.

5: Shine up houseplants - Rub the soft fleshy side of a banana peel on the leaves of your

house plants to clean off and dust or debris. Bonus it'll also give them a healthy glow.

This is especially handy for indoor plants with waxy leaves like Scheffleras, Calatheas,

Crotons and Ficus trees.

4: Shine Your Shoes - Banana peels are great for more than your skin, you can also use

them to condition and polish your leather shoes. Simply rub the soft side inside of a

piece of rope Peele over the letter to refresh Clean and shine

3: Polish Silver - the same fruit acid's that make banana peels idea of rejuvenating skin

can also make them perfect for polishing silver rub the inside of a piece of rope Peele

over double entirely separate to restore its natural glow

2: Tenderize Meat - Add ripe banana peel to the bottom of a roasting pan to keep the meat

moist and tender while its cooking.

1: Banana Peel Juice - A lot of vitamins and nutrients are in the peel of the banana. To

Juice a banana peel simply add peels to a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes to extract

the juices, remove peels, and let cool. You can then add the resulting banana peel juice

to smoothies or other drinks for a booster vitamins and minerals. Again, always be sure

to wash the peels difference remove wax, dirt, and other contaminants before cooking


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