Whether blended into smoothies, sliced over porridge with a drizzle of honey or just eaten whole as an on-the-go snack, we love our bananas.
But we also waste a whole bunch of them. A whopping 1.4 million whole bananas are thrown away every day in UK homes, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Their tips’ website Love Food Hate Waste recommends keeping bananas separate to other fruit, as they can speed up ripening (of course, you can use this to your advantage if you want a peach or avocado to soften a little).
As soon as bananas start to speckle with brown, peel and freeze in sealable bags. These can be used in smoothies or banana loaves and baked in the oven to serve with ice cream and honey.
Bananas can even be added to curries, adding fruitiness without being overpowering.
And here’s another way to use up browning bananas - turn them into nutritious energy bites.
These delicious little nuggets are great for whenever you need a pick-me-up, whether it’s the 3pm slump or after a workout. Kids will love them, too - and you’ll save money on biscuits and snacks.