Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird cake is one of my all time favourite cakes. It’s a deliciously moist cake, made with banana and pineapple, giving a texture a bit like carrot cake. The sweetness is beautifully set off by fluffy cream cheese frosting. I originally made it using the Hummingbird Bakery‘s recipe, but since then I’ve made some tweaks and I prefer my version now! This recipe makes a three layered … Continue reading Hummingbird cake

Banana chocolate chip cookies

I absolutely love banana and chocolate together – as evidenced by my recipes for banana chocolate loaf cake, banana chocolate chip muffins, and banana chocolate chip mini loaves. It’s a delicious combination and it works beautifully and these cookies. This recipe is adapted from a couple of different ones that I’ve been tweaking. The cookies have a delightful crisp but soft texture – cakier than … Continue reading Banana chocolate chip cookies

Banana spiced madeleines

I absolutely love madeleines – they’re just so dainty! These banana spiced madeleines are super easy to make – but you do need a madeleine pan. My favourite thing about this recipe is that you can make it with just a wooden spoon and some cup measurements – easy peasy! 3 large ripe bananas ¾ cup white sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup melted butter, plus a … Continue reading Banana spiced madeleines

Banoffee Cupcake

Banoffee Cupcakes

This is one of my favourite creations to date… Banana cupcakes with spiced rum soaked sultanas, a toffee sauce centre topped with toffee buttercream. There are a few components to these cupcakes so they’re not the quickest to make but trust me… they are so worth it! Makes 8 cupcakes Ingredients for the toffee sauce 50g dark brown soft sugar 65ml double cream 25g butter … Continue reading Banoffee Cupcakes

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

I made this cake for a peanut-butter-loving friend’s birthday the other week. It went down an absolute treat and people have been asking me for the recipe ever since. Thankfully I’ve finally got around to typing it up so I hope you all enjoy it! It’s incredibly easy to make. If you able to, I advise puréeing the bananas rather than mashing them as it … Continue reading Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Cinnamon & Vanilla Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie is brilliant comfort food. This is my variation for winter – the cinnamon and vanilla make it that touch Christmassy! Highly recommend a big slice served with a warm cup of tea or a generous slug of Baileys on the rocks! For 4-6 people, you will need: 15 digestive biscuits 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 200g butter 50g caster sugar 2 large bananas 1 … Continue reading Cinnamon & Vanilla Banoffee Pie

Banananananarama.

Banana & Chocolate Loaf

Banana bread is one of my favourite tea time treats! This loaf is a twist on a classic, combining yummy banana bread with delicious chunks of dark chocolate. The slight bitterness of the chocolate (if you use the good stuff) goes brilliantly with the sweetness of the banana cake, and I highly recommend serving lightly warmed with a nice cup of tea! 4 medium very … Continue reading Banana & Chocolate Loaf

Smoothies

Banana Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie

In this edition of ridiculously easy and extremely healthy breakfasts, I am featuring the Blackberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie.  Since it has only a few ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes, it’s a breakfast that is very much “work-friendly.” I used a regular-sized blender here, as you can see in the photos, since I made three servings; for a single serving, the Magic Bullet … Continue reading Banana Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie

Nana Date Cake

Banana Date Cake

This recipe, fondly referred to as Nana-Date Cake, is a family favourite given to me by my grandmother. It’s incredibly moist and fantastically easy to make, so it’s brilliant in a pinch if you need a cake at the last minute. It also freezes well so it’s a good stock freezer item should you be caught unawares. Keep it in tupperware and it will stay … Continue reading Banana Date Cake

Banana Bread Beer Brownies

Have you ever tried banana bread beer? It’s like beer but about 100 times better and when poured into a deliciously fudgy brownie mixture makes some fantastic tasting baked treats. You will need: 115g Dark Chocolate 200g Butter 375g Caster Sugar 4 eggs 100g Flour 50g Good quality cocoa powder 1tsp vanilla extract 200ml Wells Banana Bread Beer Start by turning the oven to 180 … Continue reading Banana Bread Beer Brownies