That are many ways to enjoy bananas. For instance, aside from eating bananas alone, the next best way to consume bananas is to get them baked and transformed into delightful banana desserts. (Or fry them up into goreng pisang and pair this fried banana dessert with ice cream!)
Why? The thing is when bananas are cooked, a certain natural sweetness of the fruit emerges. The banana turns the fruit into gooey texture – almost like caramel. Baked bananas taste so rich and fulfilling.
However, baked bananas can be too heavy for your tastebuds when eaten alone. The next best way is to bake it as banana cake, bread or pudding. (And eat it with ice cream!) The banana dessert recipes are limitless!
Need gluten-free or diabetic options? Love nuts, berries, coffee or chocolate?
This is such a lovely version of an upside-down cake, from its brown sugar batter and buttermilk to keep it light, to the bananas that caramelise during cooking on the base of the pan. For the best results, make sure you use small bananas or ladyfinger bananas. Go bananas for this upside-down cake!
Love bananas and cheesecakes? Put them together and you get this irresistible banana cheesecake.
Sweet, salty, sticky and crunchy – these banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and topped with a slice of crispy bacon are a little piece of heaven – the ultimate treat!
Give the classic banana bread a sweet-savoury twist by glazing it with caramel. Like how perfectly it sits on the surface, it adds on to the natural, simple goodness of the loaf without being overwhelming. It tastes and smells so good, people know you’re baking from a mile away.
Craving for something more innovative than the classic banana bread? We suggest cream cheese, not on it, but in it! Complementing the sweet, soft exterior of the bread, the tangy cream cheese will burst with flavour in your mouth, almost like you’re having a side of cheesecake.
A banana cake is heavenly enough, but the icing on the cake, this time, is passion fruit. Light, fluffy and given a spritz of tangy flavour with passion fruit icing, this bake will be great for a weekend treat, especially for the kids.
It’s hard to imagine that a fragrant loaf of banana bread requires only four steps, but that’s exactly how it is. Here’s how to make the classic – all you need to do is combine everything, and pop it into the oven for some moist and sweet goodness!
Indulge in a refreshing slice of banana and peach cake.
These diabetic-friendly banana and almond slices let you enjoy some indulgence without the worry or a guilty conscious.
Get the kids involved when you’re making this super easy recipe for a delicious Nutella banana bread.
If you eat smart, you can help get diabetes under control. Improve blood sugar levels with high-fibre wholemeal bread in this Banana And Bread Pudding recipe.
Hearty but also yeast, egg and dairy-free, this banana bread will fulfil many dietary requirements while remaining moist and delicious. It takes less than an hour, so fresh out of the oven is not at all a farfetched idea.
Stud your classic banana bread with surprise blueberries that add even more fruity flavour. Served with some coffee or tea, this could make for a wholesome way to start your day or as an afternoon snack when you need something to perk you up.
If there’s anything better than a banana cake, it’s a banana layer cake with thick, indulgent caramel oozing with every bite. Aromatic for the adults and sweet for the kids, everyone is sure to be fond of this one – especially once they find out it’s homemade!
Banana bread is rich on its own, but add on chocolate and you’ll find it even more indulgent than before. This is an easy way to give the humble loaf a little more oomph while making two strong tastes complement each other. The best part? It’s a way to not let your overripe bananas and old chocolates go to waste!
Baked goods are always comforting, but none more than a homemade loaf of banana walnut bread. Light, moist and delicious with an added crunch, this sweet treat will win the hearts of everyone – and it’s so simple to put together, it’ll make a great gift!
Give your banana bread a tropical twist by popping in some coconut essence and desiccated coconut. While light on the tongue, these additions add a distinguished texture and flavour to the delicious banana bread that will have you wanting more.
While both taste incredibly well separate, carrots and bananas can also be combined into a single dessert for a flavour that you never would have imagined. It’s wholesome like a carrot cake, and light and moist like a banana cake. Give it a try and you’ll know!
While we’re used to having one or the other, this cake has all three – nuts, caramel and coffee all packed in a single banana cake. The heavenly trio will check all the boxes of taste and texture, put together so nicely for the table of any special occasion.
Instead of serving plain pancakes with fruits and maple syrup, change it up and spoil the family this weekend with these flavourful banana maple pancakes.
Buttermilk gives these fruity, easy-to-make muffins a delicious, tangy flavour.
Text: Simone Wu