Bananas seem to be everybody’s favourite fruit. Some people call bananas fuel-food, and there’s little doubt that they are one of the world’s greatest superfoods. According to Everyday Health, bananas can cure a hangover, ease morning sickness, combat depression, and even protect you against some illnesses and conditions, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, itching and bloating. So, if you want the family to love you even more than they do already, try these 5 awesome banana recipes that will make you a superstar!
1. Coconut pancakes with banana and creme fraiche
Start your day right with a generous serving of the old-time favourite breakfast - pancakes and bananas. Super-simple to make and in next to no time your family’s taste buds will be tantalised from the very first bite. The ingredients don’t really differ much from the standard pancake recipe of flour, eggs, milk, baking powder, and sugar. Just use coconut milk instead of regular milk, include a mashed banana in the mixture and serve with shredded coconut, creme fraiche, and of course, the star of the show, bananas! Get the full recipe here.
2. Bacon wrapped bananas
If you’re holding a party or just want to treat the family, this banana recipe is great as an appetizer or a snack. And who doesn’t love bacon! (Apologies to the vegetarians out there!) Bananas and bacon are a match made in Heaven, so get ready for people asking for more. All you have to do is cut the bananas into bite-size pieces, marinate them in a honey-soy sauce mixture for 30 minutes, wrap them with bacon, secure with a toothpick and bake for around 10 minutes at 180oC. The honey-soy sauce marinade is easy to do too – just whisk together ¼ cup of soy sauce with 1 tablespoon of honey in a large bowl before coating the bananas.
3. Fish with bananas
Who says bananas can’t get along with fish in a dish? Well, you’re in for the surprise of your life so get the wine chilling in the fridge while you cook this extraordinary and delicious banana recipe. Try it out for a romantic dinner with your loved one, a weekend dinner with the family, or whenever you feel like having something a bit different; go ahead and indulge. You will need a good white fish, preferably barramundi or coral trout (although you can also use snapper or bream as alternatives), bananas, mushrooms, and a handful of seasoning, herbs, and spices. Be sure to allocate enough time for this recipe as it’s quite complex, but it’s guaranteed to make you the superstar of the night. View the full recipe here.
4. Dairy-free caramelised banana split
And of course, a meal is not complete without dessert. Who can resist that delectable banana split? But if you want it dairy-free, this is the perfect recipe for you. What’s even more special about it is that you even make your very own banana ice cream with just a few ingredients - bananas, of course, then coconut cream, and maple syrup. Super-yummy and easy to make if you get your food processor ready to do the work for you. If you prefer, add some cocoa powder or chocolate chips, and you will have your homemade banana-chocolate ice cream in a flash. Served with caramelised bananas together with strawberries and cherries for garnishing, this is one dessert you won’t forget in a hurry. Read the full recipe here.
5. Upside-down banana cake with maple-caramel sauce
Diet be damned! This is the best banana cake recipe you’ll ever make and it’s a breeze to prepare. Maple syrup is poured in the bottom of a baking tin then bananas (split in half lengthways placed on top. The cake mixture features a tub of full-fat Greek yoghurt to keep it wonderfully moist and once it’s baked, a deliciously gooey maple sauce with pecans is poured over the top. Definitely the most indulgent banana cake ever – here’s the full recipe.
Go bananas with bananas!
With all these banana recipes, we’re pretty sure that you will become an overnight superstar in the kitchen. Don’t wait for a special occasion, get those banana meals organised this week! To help you whip up these awesome recipes, you may need a few new appliances to make things even easier. If you’d like to update your kitchen or your kitchen gadgets but don’t have the funds to do that right now, we’re here to help. Just check out our cash loans from $1,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, we can usually deposit the cash into your bank account within a few hours - so those delicious banana aromas can start circulating through your home in next to no time!