Needless to say, once I was in charge of my own breakfast planning, I avoided bananas completely.
It took me a long time to be able to eat anything banana-related after that, but I've finally come around and have discovered that in moderation, they're actually pretty great. By far the best part about them is when they get too ripe, and I'm absolutely forced to turn them into something sweet and delicious.
Have a recipe!
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
3/4 cup white -or- brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg -or- 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt -or- milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approx. 2 bananas)
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg/applesauce, oil, yogurt/milk, and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined cups two-thirds full. Bake for 22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serves approximately 18 muffins.