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  • Writer's pictureGeorgie

Banana this, Banana that

Whilst everyone is stuck at home, what better time to try out your baking skills than now! The hype at the moment with baking has been banana everything… and here are my favourite banana recipes to try.

Banana and chocolate chip muffins:

I like this recipe as it creates super light muffins with a secret ingredient…

Mix 226g of plain flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda, and 86g of choccie chips in a large bowl.

Meanwhile in a separate bowl, mash 3 large bananas, 140g of granulated sugar, 3tsps of apple sauce (who would’ve thought!), and 2 egg whites.

Apple sauce is a great replacement for fats such as butter or oil, and also adds fiber to your baking.

Combine all ingredients together.

Grease your muffin tray and spoon the mixture to just below the top line of each basket.

Bake at 180C for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Banana loaf:

For those of you who love a slice of banana bread with your cuppa, this recipe is simple and easy to rustle up.

Grease your loaf tin with some butter.

Mix 140g of caster sugar and 140g of softened butter in a bowl until the mixture is fluffy.

Gradually add 2 beaten eggs with a dash of self-raising flour (if you don’t have self raising flour you can use plain flour + baking powder).

Sift in the remaining of the 140g self-raising flour and 1 tsp of baking powder.

Add 2 mashed bananas and 86g of choccie chips (if you want!) and mix with a wooden spoon.

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 30 mins on 180C.

-> For both of these recipes always check the inside is cooked by using the skewer test.

Gluten-free banana pancakes:

This recipe makes me feel like pancakes aren’t sinful, can be healthy, and should ALWAYS be enjoyed!

Mash 2 large bananas in a bowl until the mixture becomes a purée texture.

Stir in 3 beaten eggs and a dash of vanilla extract.

Sift in 1 tsp of baking powder, and 200g of gluten-free plain flour (adding the flour creates a thicker texture and also makes the pancakes slightly more filling!).

I tend to add the milk gradually whilst mixing and play it by ear. Be careful not to make it too runny (start with 150ml).

Heat some butter on a small frying pan and fry away!

Add some sliced banana and maple syrup for an even tastier breakfast.

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