Well banana may well be a ‘take it or leave it’ kind of fruit, but it is a great fruit to bake with. Although it is actually relatively low in fat, its rich flesh is perfect to add substance as well as flavour to cakes, muffins and pancakes.
So in fact for last month’s One Ingredient Challenge I myself used banana in this way, blitzing it into a pancake batter so that it substituted for oil and kept the batter nice and thick. I added chocolate to the batter (Green and Blacks chopped into small pieces) and doused the pancakes with a ginger infused maple syrup.
Caroline made American style banana pancakes too, adding banana to the batter and fresh banana on top!
And more banana pancakes over at Kids Chaos: these ones were even quicker and simpler than mine.
Over at Tastespace, some creative Chocolate, Banana and Peanut butter truffles were fashioned that would make a perfect gift
Lucy at Supergoldenbakes made a classic banana bread but baked it in a bundt tin and added a maple syrup glaze. Delicious
This Banana and Walnut cake from Katharine at Leeks and Limoni is a Nigella Lawson recipe and it looks delicious.
And Roz at More than the Occasional baker used banana, walnut and white chocolate to great effect in these muffins
Rita adapted a Dan Lepard recipe for banana cake, where the bananas are first caramelised before incorporating into the cake batter. A great idea and another great looking cake!
Karen at Lavender and Lovage made a total comfort dish in this delicious chocolate, ginger and banana pudding
Fiona at London Unattached made some very grown up muffins – chocolate, rum and roasted bananas – not a breakfast muffin I guess but perfect for afternoon tea I imagine. And based on an Eric Lanlard recipe so no doubt a winner on the taste front!
Michelle at Utterly Scrummy had some rather more innocent but equally beautiful looking muffins. These Double Chocolate Chip banana muffins are one for my lunchbox!
Mireille made some muffins with banana, quinoa and ube (a purple yam). A filipino styled recipe that must be one of the most exotic one ingredient recipes I have seen in a long time and looks gorgeous with the bright purple frosting!
Helen at the Crazy Kitchen made some delicious banana and caramel puffs, sandwiching the banana and caramel sauce between layers of puff pastry.
Jac at Tinned Tomato has a rather talented cook in the form of her young son and made these vegan chocolate and banana flapjacks
An inventive set of recipes now – based on the King of Rock, Elvis
Marija presents an Elvis sandwich: Toasted bread encasing peanut butter, honey, bacon and banana. Suitably decadent methinks!
And the Elvis theme extended to cupcakes where Caroline made these Elvis Cupcakes.
Anneli made this Croissant, chocolate and banana pudding – a french twist on a classic british pudding!
And look at these filo parcels from Under the Blue Gum Tree. Called Banana Bougatsa, these little parcesl also come with salted caramel. Yum!
My co-host for One Ingredient is Laura and she made these delicious little banoffee pots with ginger and walnuts. A great idea for a party or buffet.
Two banana recipes from Shaheen at Allotment to Kitchen
Firstly a lovely flavour combination – banana, darjeeling and pistachio – in this loaf cake
And then a twist on Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (with added banana) in this Elvis inspired Bagel:
Talking of PB and J combinations, here is another one – Kellie made a banana loaf cake marbled with peanut butter and Jam.
And finally a trio of entries from Sara’s Tasty Buds
This clever eggless banana cake
These banana muffins
and These coconut and honey stuffed bananas. Yum!
Finally Sian at Fishfingers for Tea offers a Banana Crumble cake that is novel and looks perfect for a tea time treat
I do hope you enjoyed the roundup.
We have been busy in the Franglais Kitchen – coming soon are a recipe for ginger, tamarind and sweet chilli prawns, some anise and walnut biscotti and a competition to win the new Leon cookbook! Stay tuned