As one of the most popular fruits, bananas can be found in almost any kitchen all around the world. These sweet, nutritional and affordable fruits can be perfectly eaten on their own, but there are also hundreds of amazing banana recipes that can change the way you view this product. Want to know 5 new cool things you can make with bananas? Then carry on reading!
Not many banana eaters know this, but bananas can not only be eaten raw or as an ingredient in the pastry, but also baked and fried on their own. Since bananas are full of sugar, heating them on the stove or in the oven is a perfect way to bring those sugars out, caramelizing the banana and improving its taste.
One of our favourite baked banana recipe is the following one. All you need is ripe bananas, some shredded chocolate, and vanilla ice cream (optional). Don’t peel the bananas – just make a slit along one side. Stick pieces of chocolate along the cut. Put each banana onto a piece of foil and fold the foil. Bake for about 20 minutes in your stove, until the bananas turn black. Serve with ice cream!
2-ingredient banana ice cream
Ice cream is one of the favourite treats both for children and adults. Store-bought ice cream is fine, but it can be filled with lots of ingredients that are not quite good for you. Why subject your family to the risk when you can make your own ice cream with just 2 ingredients: bananas and milk?
Take your bananas, peel them, cut in chunks, place on a flat tray, put in a freezer and freeze for approximately one hour. When the bananas are completely frozen, put the banana chunks in the blender, blend until the mixture is smooth, and add some milk to make the ice cream achieve a creamy texture. This ice cream can be served with crushed nuts, chocolate sauce, salted caramel, or any way you want.
Banana French toast
French toast is one of the most popular breakfasts around the world – this sweet, decadent treat is the ultimate dream come true for people who don’t like savoury breakfasts. Surprise your whole family on a weekend with our stunning French toast paired with bananas!
To prepare this dish take white bread, bananas, eggs, crushed milk chocolate, butter, and icing sugar. Slice and mash the bananas using your fork, add crushed chocolate and mix. In another bowl mix eggs with sugar (you can also add vanilla extract). Take two pieces of bread. Spread the banana+chocolate mixture on both pieces, then press them together to make a sandwich. Melt a bit of butter in a pan. Take your sandwich, dip it into the egg mix, and fry until it’s golden brown. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with coffee or tea!
Smoothies are the latest craze that conquered the entire world. People are in love with these healthy, vitamin-packed drinks that double as snacks! Smoothies are a great way to restore your energy after a hard day of work, a productive day at the gym, or simply if you’re feeling a bit hungry. Here is a foolproof banana smoothie recipe.
The basic banana smoothie recipe requires just 3 ingredients: bananas, ice, and your favourite dairy product, either milk or yoghurt. The instructions couldn’t be simpler: just put all ingredients into the blender and blend on high until the mixture becomes smooth and thick – usually it takes 30 seconds. Smoothies are a great way to experiment: add your favourite fruits and berries into the mixture for even better taste!
Since plantains resemble bananas in a lot of ways, we decided to include it to our list. Plantains are an extremely tasty and versatile product, perfect for both sweet and savoury dishes. In fact, you can use plantains almost the same way you use bananas. Today we advise you to try this savoury dish.
Grilled plantain is a dish that requires only 4 ingredients: firm green plantains, butter, salt and pepper. Peel the plantains and cut them into long slices. Take a foil sheet, put several pieces of butter, and place a plantain slice on top of each piece of butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover the sheet with another piece of foil, place in the oven or over the grill for approximately 10 minutes, and serve!