Hello lovely people!
I apologize for my absence from this blog! It feels like forever since my last post. But my excuse is quite good. Since December is just around the corner, and the holiday season has already started for those who work in customer service. Its amazing how quick the decorations fly up, and suddenly the check outs are miles long!
Each day it gets colder and colder. And the more baking and cooking I love to do. One super food that shows up amply is the one and only Banana.
So I come baring gifts! Here I have 3 of my most favorite banana recipes of all time.
#1. Lazy Morning Banana Pancakes :
Not just a Jack Johnson song! Banana pancakes are one of my favorite foods. No kidding around, I would love to eat these bad boys for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Unfortunately my hips don’t allow that. So I’ve come up with a healthier (sorta) alternative.
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flour (your choice of white, whole wheat ect.)
- 1/4 cup finely ground almond
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 mashed banana
- a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor
- heaping spoon of vanilla Greek yogurt (for texture)
- milk (add until correct consistency)
Mix the wet ingredients. Mix the dry together. Add both together. Cook in frying pan medium heat. Boom. Add pumpkin seeds to garnish.
#2. Big Breaky Bowl:
Okay, so this technically isn’t a real “recipe”, but still deserves the credit of one. This beautiful invention arose when I had many ingredients for a lovely breakfast, but no motivation to cook.
It is made of four basic compartments: A fruit, a protein, a dairy (or non dairy. This is a zero effort recipe so go nuts! or seeds. Hehe) and a complex carbohydrate.
You can do this any way you want. I prefer to mix it all together after I’ve put it together nicely.
#3. Scrumptious Banana Bread:
If bananas and chocolate got together and made love, this would be the product. A beautiful bundle of joy. Or should I say Bundt of joy? (Okay, I will stop with the baking puns.)
Now all jokes aside, this bread means business. All you need:
- 3 over ripe bananas (The more ripe, the more flavor. But not rotten)
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/4 cup of butter, and 1/4 cup of coconut oil (trying to be healthy here)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts.
- 2 eggs
- a pinch of salt
- chocolate chips (some for in the bread, some for on top, and some for me)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
First cream together your butter and coconut oil, adding in your sugar. then mix in your banana and beaten eggs. Stir in vanilla extract.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add wet ingredients to dry. Then stir in walnuts, chocolate chips, add any other goodies you desire.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Voila! 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Let me know of your favorite banana recipes!