Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Baby Bananas...

In keeping with my sister's philosophy of "USE-IT -DON'T LOSE IT" , my daughter and I had fun using up some miniature bananas. These bananas were hanging over the wall near my veg garden. I had asked hubby to ask our neighbour if it was OK for us to pick some. The neighbour is hardly home and hubby had no luck in getting his permission. Every day I noticed the bananas getting riper and riper, and the birds were beginning to eat them. I figured they would eventually just rot and fall into my garden so I took the liberty of helping myself to a few....

They are delightfully sweet and the flesh has a pinkish tinge. Perfect for an in between snack, and perfect for making some healthy banana bakes that the family would enjoy....even those who don't eat bananas!

I made banana bread, a firm favourite in our family, though I am not too fond of it. 
Here is the recipe I used :

8 mini bananas mashed
80ml melted butter
180ml sugar
1 beaten egg
5ml vanilla essence
5ml baking soda
375ml flour

Mix mashed banana and melted butter together.
Add all other ingredients except flour. Mix well.
Finally add flour and bake at 180 C for about an hour.

My daughter made some oatmeal and raisin cookies which were truly delicious!

Here is the recipe:

1 cup oats
1 cup mashed banana
half a cup of peanut butter
2.5ml cinnamon
5ml vanilla essence
3 tablespoons raisins
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sugar

Mix all the ingredients and don't eat too much dough...
Shape into balls and bake at 180C for about 15 minutes.
A healthy snack that disappeared in no time at all!


  1. Lovely Wendy! I'm pretty sure that if it hangs over your wall it's your property :o). I made some banana bread this week - although my banana's were store bought!

    1. Thanks Shirls, bumped into the neighbour and told him, he said I am more than welcome to the bananas so I look forward to the next bunch ripening. Promised to take him some banana bread next time around :)


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