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Dehydrating fruit is such a wonderful way to have several fruits handy year round, not just during its peak season of harvest. Granted, you can get can bananas year round without any real issues. Though much to my surprise the bananas in Alaska went through a phase of being neon green! I couldn’t find a ripe banana if my life counted on it.
I took the picture above after I made, processed 40 lbs of ripe bananas. yep, 40 lbs! One day as I was flying by the produce department in a panic need of finding the restroom, out of the corner of eye I spotted a discount sign on some boxes of bananas. Sale?!
Oh dear, my pit-stop to the lu was detoured. I quickly pulled myself up the stack of boxes. $5 a box! $5 bucks for 40 lbs of RIPE bananas! I was dancing in place, really needing to relieve myself but to excited to leave my find and risk someone else stealing them away from me. What was a girl to do. Lu? Bananas? Lu….bananas. Well, you can see who won!
I heaved the box up into my arms, the box pressing heavily into my bladder…I waddled my way to checkout stand. Made my steal of a deal purchase and made my way to the car. SCORE! I was so excited about those darn bananas that the fact that I really needed to use the restroom eluded me. After a 15 minute drive home, I carried my box in the door and without even kissing my husband I handed him the box and ran down the hallway. Aaaah, mission accomplished!
Now what to do with 40 lbs of bananas that are extremely ripe! I have a wonderful brother-in-law who loves bananas chips so I thought I would dehydrate a bunch up for him as a Christmas gift. I then made some banana wraps for some dessert creation that was just waiting to be born.
As I mentioned above, I also made banana wraps. These can be eaten just like a fruit leather or you can use them as a dessert wrap. Wrap out some fruit and raw cream….ummm, I must be hungry right now as I type this because that sure sounds great!