Banana-fied Recipes!

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Hello there! πŸ™‹Banana is our all time favorite! Widely available all year round, its one of the yummiest and healthiest fruit around! 😊 You can turn a simple bananas into a variety of yummy snacks which can truly makes you sing “ba ba ba ba ba na na” in the tune of minions! LOL πŸ˜‚

In today’s post i will be sharing to you my favorite banana recipes that you can enjoy during snack time! Yey! πŸ™Œ

Did you know? The word “banana” came from the Arabic word “banan” which means fingers. Arab traders spotted southeast asian bananas that resembled the shape of a finger. πŸ‘

Here’s the recipes, and here we go! πŸ˜‰

Recipe number 1:

β€’ Chocolate Coated Bananas!

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Ingredients:

3 yellow bananas peeled

400 grams bittersweet chocolate chopped or chips

2 tblsp butter

1/4 cup ground nuts

Procedure:

In a double boiler melt the chocolate together with butter. Cool the mixture until the chocolate coats a spoon, when a spoon is dipped. Get the bananas and coat it with the chocolate mixture, it’s either you dip the banana into the mixture gently or place the banana on a plate, then use a spoon to coat it with the mixture. You can add some of your favorite sprinkles to make look more fun! Chill it in the fridge until the chocolate sets! Then enjoy! πŸ‘

Recipe number 2:

Banana Bread Pudding

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Ingredients:

β€’ 1/4 cup softened butter, for brushing pan

β€’ 6 tblsp melted butter

β€’ 1 medium egg

β€’ 1 loaf white bread, crust trimmed

β€’ Β 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

β€’ 1/4 teaspoon salt

β€’ 1/2 cup brown sugar

β€’ 2 1/2 cups milk, warm

β€’ 2 bananas, sliced into rounds

β€’ 1 teaspoon nutmeg

β€’ 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Procedure:

In a 8×6-inch baking pan or smaller, brush the butter on it’s sides and bottom. Cut the bread into four squares brush the bread with melted butter. Place the bread side by side on the base of the pan. Make sure the bottom of the pan is completely covered, see to it that the squares doesn’t overlap. Whisk egg, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a bowl. Add the warm milk and stir continuously. Pour half of the milk mixture on the top of the packed bread. Also, put the half of the sliced banana on top and half of the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg. Repeat steps and make another layer. Bake the pudding at 350Β° F in a water bath for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool it down for 5 minutes then dust with powdered sugar. Best served hot. πŸ˜‰

Trivia:

In the Philippine market, there are  wide variety of banana. It comes in different sizes and colors. The sweet and yellow lacatan; the dwarfish senorita; the latundan and saba! 😘

Here comes the shakes! 😊 fruit plus ice cream? Sounds good isn’t it?

Recipe number 3:

Totally Banana

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Ingredients:

β€’ Crushed ice

β€’ 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

β€’ 1 whole yellow banana, peeled and slice

β€’ 1/2 cup milk

Procedure:

Place banana in the blender together with all the ingredients and blend together. Put the blender in a pulse mode to retain a bit of a smoothie consistency, so that the shake will not come out too soupy. Then serve. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Recipe number 4:

Berry Banana Split

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Ingredients:

β€’ Β 1 whole yellow banana, peeled and sliced

β€’ 1/2 cup milk

β€’ 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

β€’ 1/4 cup strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced

β€’ crushed ice

β€’ pineapple chunks

β€’ chocolate syrup

β€’ whipped cream

β€’ maraschino cherries

Procedure:

For added presentation smear the chocolate syrup at the sides of the glass and place it in the freezer. Meanwhile, make the milkshake. Put the blender on pulse mode, blend the ingredients together. Pour mixture into the chilled glass. You may top it with whipped cream and cherry.

Recipe number 5:

Nutty Banana

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Ingredients:

β€’ 1 yellow banana peeled and sliced

β€’ 1 teaspoon of amaretto liquor

( this is a sweet, almond-flavored Italian liquor, it is made from a base of apricot pits or almonds, sometimes both *according to Wikipedia*)

β€’ 1/2 chocolate ice cream

β€’ crushed ice

β€’ whipped cream

β€’ chocolate syrup

β€’ almonds crushed

β€’ banana slices, for garnishing

Procedure:

Blend ingredients together in a pulse mode. Pour mixture into a tall glasses. Top with whiiped cream, banana slices, crushed almonds and chocolate syrup.

Personally, I haven’t tried this one because amaretto liquor is kinda hard to find here in my area. 😊 I just simply include it here.

Health-Benefits-of-Bananas

Banana has potassium, a lot of studies shown that the effectiveness of foods rich in potassium like banana are potent for lowering the blood pressure. Banana can also give us additional boost of energy! The combination of its natural sugars takes balance with the soluble fiber and potassium when eaten half an hour, before gym or before doing an exercise routine. It also helps our digestion because banana is a good source of dietary fiber.

Compounds in banana create a protective thicker barrier in the stomach against hydrochloric acid which makes it also good for people with ulcers! πŸ‘ It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, and manganese. Tryptophan is an amino acid which your body converts to serotonin, which makes the banana improve your mood every time you eat it. It helps regulate good sleep pattern as well. 😘

Banana is my favorite fruit! πŸ’œπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Hope you guys enjoy this banana-fied post!

Try this recipes and for sure your gonna love them! πŸ’–

That’s it for this post! Eat healthy everyone!

Add a comment, read my previous post, and hit the like botton!xD πŸ‘ Feel free to ask some of your precious questions, i will be happy to answer them. 😘

Photos are not mine. Photo credits to the respective owners.

See you all on my next post!

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