Banana Recipes

Banana Recipes

If you buy Harvest Hub smoothie bananas you know that looks aren’t everything as marked skins do not affect the flavour of these nanas and we’re all about flavour.  On special this week $2.99. Not perfect on the outside but delicious on the inside.

Fruit and vegetable skin, like our skin, protects what’s on the inside. A mark or two won’t affect eating quality and will mean less waste from grower to plate.  Like that book you can’t judge by its cover, or the saying, ‘Beauty comes from within’. Not perfect but tasty. Perhaps the goodness judgement is: flavour and texture over appearance.

Freeze bananas – You can freeze bananas but peel first, then into a zip lock or container.

  • Banana Yoghurt Smoothie
  • Nutty Banana Smoothie
  • Banana Slice
  • Nancy’s Banana Bread
  • Banana Cookies

Banana Yoghurt Smoothie

Banana Yoghurt Smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 bananas, roughly chopped
  • ½ natural yogurt
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ½ tbs cinnamon
  • Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients till creamy and serve immediately.

Nutty Banana Smoothie
Nutty Banana Smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup walnuts, pistachio nuts or cashew nuts
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup ice-cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients till creamy and serve immediately.

Banana Slice
Banana Slice
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅛ tsp of bi-carb soda
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 30g butter
  • ⅓ cup mashed banana
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift dry ingredients then melt butter. Mix the egg, milk, butter and banana and stir into the dry ingredients.
  3. Grease a lamington pan and bake for 20-25 minutes in oven. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nancy’s Banana Bread
Nancy’s Banana Bread
 
Special Notes: This Banana bread will keep in an airtight container out of direct sunlight for up to 3 days. Alternatively, place in airtight container, then label, date and freeze for up to 1 month. Place in fridge overnight to thaw.
Author:
Recipe type: Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 ¾ cups self-raising flour
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup, firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup reduced fat milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 50g butter, melted, cooled
  • 2 overripe medium bananas, mashed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Brush an 11x21cm (base Measurement) loaf pan with melted dairy spread to lightly grease. Line the base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
  3. Sift the combined flours and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Place the milk, eggs, melted butter and banana in a medium bowl, and stir until just combined. Add the banana in a medium bowl, and stir until just combined. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan and smooth the surface.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45-50mins or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices to serves.

Banana Cookies
Banana Cookies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  4. Add in bananas, flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.
  5. Drop a tablespoon of dough per cookie 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool.