Dessert

Banana Ice-cream

banana ice-cream

You can make this ice-cream with only bananas; the other ingredients are completely optional and it’s all up to you but I’m completely obsessed with cinnamon and nutmeg and use them in everything.  Although honey is also optional for this recipe, I recommend (especially if you have a sweet tooth problem like me) you add even just a little bit of it or any other sweetener of your choice for a total indulgent experience.

Ingredients

  1. 4 large ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  2. 4 teaspoons honey (optional)
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon(optional)
  4. ½ teaspoon nutmeg(optional)

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  1. Remove the banana from the freezer and wait for about 1 hour if it’s very hard.
  2. Put the bananas in the blender.
  3. Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  5. If it’s too hard to blend, add a bit of water.
  6. Freeze for about 6 hours or until it’s hardened.
  7. Enjoy guilt free and absolutely delicious ice-cream.

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Breakfast, Muffins

Buttermilk Banana Muffins

Buttermilk banana muffins

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup buttermilk
  2. 2 large bananas, slightly mashed
  3. ½ cup cooking oil
  4. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  5. 2 cups self raising flour
  6. ½ cup sugar
  7. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Buttermilk Banana muffins

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Line a muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together  all the wet ingredients (buttermilk, bananas, cooking oil, egg, vanilla essence).
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda) with a spatula.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula. Do not over mix, we do not want a smooth consistency, just make sure that all the ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Fill the cups with about 2/3 full, leaving a little space at the top because it will rise a bit.
  7. Bake for about 25 min until golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 min before removing from the pan.

Buttermilk banana muffins

It was soo good and moist, I had to show you the inside.

Buttermilk banana muffins

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Breakfast

Spicy Banana Pancakes

pancakes

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup flour
  2. ½ cup milk
  3. 1 large egg
  4. ¼ butter, melted
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar(optional)
  6. 1 large banana, sliced
  7. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. ½ ground ginger
  9. Jam to serve

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Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, milk, egg, butter and sugar.
  2. Add the spices and mix.
  3.  Add the banana slices and mix, spreading it evenly throughout the batter.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan and grease with a little bit of butter if necessary.
  5. When the pan is hot, pour about 1/3 of the batter into the pan for each pancake and cook until golden brown.
  6. Serve with Jam.

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I went a bit crazy on the jam as usual…this is the reason why the sugar is optional.

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Breads

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

banana bread

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup self rising flour
  2. ½ cup whole wheat flour
  3. ½ cup brown sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  6. ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  7. 2 large bananas, slightly mashed
  8. ½ melted butter
  9. 1/3 cup milk
  10. 2 large eggs, beaten
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together(self rising flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda).
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients(bananas, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla extract).
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until everything is incorporated, do not whisk and do not over mix.
  5. Spread the bather into a prepared bread loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes and remove from the pan.
  8. Slice a desired and serve warm or cool(I prefer it warm) with your choice of spread(sweet or savory).
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Banana bread bite

 

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