Showing posts with label Banana recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Banana recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frozen Chocolate and Peanut Covered Bananas

Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in crushed peanuts to make this tasty frozen treat.


4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted 
1/4 cup crushed peanuts


Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. 

Insert a Popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana half. 

Cover each piece of banana with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with crushed peanuts  (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) 

Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.


To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. 

Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. 

Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. 

Stir until melted.

Banana Cream Éclair Cake

This delicious "Banana Cream Éclair Cake" will be the talk of any of your parties.


2 (8 oz.) container non-dairy frozen whipped topping, defrosted
3 large package (3.5 oz.) banana cream pudding; made according to the directions on the package 
1 large banana

Cracker Layers

2 package(16 oz.) graham crackers
1 1/2 cups butter
1 cup sugar


Place 30 crackers in a processor to make fine; add more until you have 6 cups of crackers. It takes about 2 cups per layer.

Pour the crackers in a large bowl.

Add sugar.

Melt butter in microwave and pour it into the bowl.

Blend the ingredients together until evenly mix.

In 9 x 13 inch pan place a layer of graham crackers.

In a medium bowl combine the pudding and 1 1/2 containers whipping cream.

Spoon 1/3 of this mixture over the cracker layer and spread out smooth.

Place another layer of crackers (2 cups) over this layer and top with 1/3 pudding mixture.

Place the last layer of crackers over this layer and top with the remaining pudding mixture.

Smooth out.

Top the remainder of the whip cream.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Before serving slice a banana and place the slices evenly on top of the cake.

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Scrumptious Banana Bread

    This Scrumptious Banana Bread is so good, with or without walnuts, you'll want to make it well before the bananas turn black.
    by: C. Conant


    1 can cooking spray
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    3 ripe bananas, mashed
    1 cup white sugar
    2 large eggs
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon milk
    1 cup chopped walnuts


    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 

    Coat a 9x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

    Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl.

    Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. 

    Add mashed bananas and beat until combined. 

    Beat eggs into the butter mixture one at a time, fully blending each egg before adding the next. 

    Stir vanilla extract and milk into the mixture

    Stir chopped walnuts, and flour mixture into banana mixture until just incorporated.

    Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. 

    Tap pan on the counter to release any air pockets.

    Bake in preheated oven for about 70 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

    Let the bread rest in the pan for 16-20 minutes; remove from pan, slice, and serve.