Banana Peel Biscuits Recipe

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Have you ever thought of baking with banana peels? Believe it or not, the peels hold a treasure trove of flavor and nutrients. This Banana Peel Biscuits recipe will challenge your perceptions and show you how to transform what might be considered waste into a delightful treat.

Intrigued? Dive into this recipe and discover how to create surprisingly delicious and unique biscuits using banana peels. It’s a testament to resourceful cooking and a fun way to reduce food waste in the kitchen!

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 1 hour

Banana Peel Biscuits Recipe

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Banana Peel Biscuits Recipe Ingredients:

Upcycle your banana peels and create delicious and surprisingly tasty biscuits with this recipe! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • For the Biscuit Dough:

    • Banana Peel Powder (1/2 cup) – Made from dehydrating and grinding banana peels (see recipe instructions below)
    • All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) – Provides structure to the dough.
    • Sugar (1/4 cup) – Adds sweetness to the biscuits.
    • Baking Powder (2 teaspoons) – Leavening agent for fluffy biscuits.
    • Salt (1/2 teaspoon) – Seasoning is key!
    • Butter (cold, cubed, 1/2 cup) – Adds richness and flakiness to the dough.
    • Milk (1/4 cup to 1/3 cup) – Binds the ingredients and creates a soft dough.
  • Optional Ingredients:

    • Spices (1/2 teaspoon) – Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or a pinch of cardamom can add a warm and inviting flavor.
    • Chocolate Chips (1/4 cup) – For a sweet and gooey treat, add chocolate chips to the dough.
    • Chopped Nuts (1/4 cup) – Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds add a nice textural contrast.

How to Make Banana Peel Powder:

  1. Preheat oven to its lowest setting (around 175°F or 80°C).
  2. Wash and dry a ripe banana peel. Cut the peel into thin strips.
  3. Spread the banana peel strips on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 2-3 hours, or until completely dry and crisp. The drying time may vary depending on your oven and the thickness of the peel strips.
  5. Once dry, let the banana peel strips cool completely.
  6. Grind the cooled banana peel strips in a food processor or blender into a fine powder. This is your banana peel powder.

Note: You can make banana peel powder in advance and store it in an airtight container for up to a month.

Banana Peel Biscuits Instructions:

Transform banana peels and flour into delicious and unique biscuits with these easy steps:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the banana peel powder, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt (and any optional spices like cinnamon or nutmeg).

  3. Cut in Cold Butter: Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the cold, cubed butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Add Milk and Mix: Gradually add the milk, starting with 1/4 cup, and mix with a fork until a soft dough forms. You might need a little more milk depending on the consistency of your dough. Avoid overmixing.

  5. Optional Additions: Gently fold in any optional ingredients like chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

  6. Shape and Bake: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough a few times to form a cohesive mass. Pat or roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out shapes and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake Until Golden Brown: Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  8. Cool and Serve: Let the biscuits cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your banana peel biscuits warm or at room temperature.

Banana Peel Biscuits Serving Suggestions:

These unique banana peel biscuits can be enjoyed in a few ways:

  • Breakfast Treat: Enjoy a warm banana peel biscuit with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for a delicious and slightly sweet breakfast.
  • Snack with Jam or Butter: These biscuits are also perfect for an afternoon snack. Pair them with your favorite jam, butter, or cheese spread.
  • Dessert Option: For a sweeter twist, add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the dough and serve the biscuits warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Why Banana Peel Biscuits Are Awesome Leftovers:

Don’t toss those leftover banana peel biscuits! They might surprise you with their potential for delicious second life creations. Here’s why banana peel biscuits can be awesome leftovers:

  • Repurpose into Crumbles or Toppings: Leftover biscuits can be crumbled and used as a delicious topping for various dishes.
  • Crisp Up for Fruit Crumbles: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Crumble the leftover biscuits onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Use this crumble topping on apple crisp, peach cobbler, or any fruit dessert that would benefit from a crunchy topping.
  • Sweet or Savory Crumble: For a savory twist, crumble the leftover biscuits and mix them with grated parmesan cheese and dried herbs like rosemary or thyme. Use this savory crumble topping on baked macaroni and cheese, roasted vegetables, or creamy soups.
  • Transform into Bread Pudding: Leftover biscuits can be the base for a delicious and budget-friendly bread pudding. Break or crumble the biscuits into a baking dish, add beaten eggs, milk, your favorite spices (like cinnamon and nutmeg), and dried fruit (optional). Bake until set and enjoy a warm and comforting bread pudding dessert.
  • French Toast Twist: Skip the bread and use leftover banana peel biscuits for a unique twist on French toast. Slice the biscuits in half, soak them in your egg mixture, and pan-fry until golden brown and cooked through. Top with your favorite french toast toppings like maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream.
  • Breakfast Casserole Addition: Dice leftover banana peel biscuits and add them to your next breakfast casserole recipe. The biscuits will add a delightful texture and subtle banana flavor to your casserole.
  • Snack with a Twist: While leftover biscuits might lose some of their fresh-baked texture, they can still be a delicious snack. Toast them in the oven or toaster for a bit of a crisp and enjoy them with a spread like nut butter, jam, or cheese.

By getting creative, you can transform leftover banana peel biscuits into delicious new dishes, reducing food waste and maximizing the potential of this unique recipe.


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