So far I have baked 2 dozen large muffins, a banana slice with sticky lime glaze, two banana cakes and best of all, my own invention - banana cycling bars. I am now in the habit of eating about a half dozen bananas a day. Now don't panic, they are the small, dense ladyfinger variety, so that is like 3 normal bananas. I use 6 to 8 per recipe, and as time goes on I have pushed the boundaries of just how much banana you can jam in a cake of muffin. All results so far are excellent!
For posterity I am posting the bar recipe, because I made it up as I went and it is really good, I'll be baking another batch or two tomorrow. It looks a bit freeform because the correct size pan is still at a friends house (where it was delivered full of the slice, still warm). I am not actually big on sweets, so I like the bars because they are way less sweet than commercial muesli bars, and zero fat too!
banana cycling bars
1 cup quick rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup whole meal flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chopped dates
1 1/2 cups or so mashed bananas
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the dry stuff, dump in the wet stuff, beat with a spoon til all blended. Bake about 25 minutes in a 9x12 inch pan lined with baking paper. Turn out onto a cooling tray.
Cool, cut into nice big bars, bung them into little zip lock bags and freeze. It takes me about a half hour to get to the dam, by which time a bar will have thawed and be ready for breakfast. I am a true miser and greenie, so the little zip lock bag will come home, get washed, hung on the handle of a knife in the knife block, and neatly put away to do service about another 100 times.
Tomorrow I have one more hand of 16 bananas to get through. That should do pancakes, a batch of bars (with sunflower seeds and pepitas this time) and yet another cake. And then the freezer is full and I am done.