3 easy and healthy desserts with bananas for ‘quarantine period’

Stuck at home due to COVID-19 lockdown and craving for desserts? I tried these 3 simple recipes with easily available ingredients. The best part is that all of them are ‘sugar-free’.

  1. Banana walnut bread
  2. Banana oats pancake
  3. Banana walnut bread pudding (eggless)

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas (ripe/ over ripe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter/ghee
  • 1+1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-3 teaspoon cocoa powder (optional)
  • Walnuts (optional)
  • Chocolate (optional)

Preparation:

  • Pre-heat oven at 175-180 ˚C for 10-15 min, while you prepare the batter
  • Melt butter and cool (Do not use hot butter otherwise eggs can get cooked)
  • Wet ingredients: In a bowl – mash bananas, add eggs, butter, and mix well
  • Dry ingredients: In a separate bowl – mix flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder
  • Mix everything together
  • Add walnuts and chocolate (to make it extra special)
  • Mix well
  • Slightly grease the baking dish with butter
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish
  • Bake at 175-180 ˚C for 60 min
  • Do the knife test – put a knife through the bread, it should come out clean

Tips:

  • Do not mix hot butter with eggs
  • Use ripe/over ripe bananas
  • You can add vanilla essence, cinnamon, or other nuts
  • Bananas: Makes the bread moist, soft & spongy and sweet
  • Baking powder: Helps in fluffing
  • You can use any baking dish if you don’t have a bread loaf pan (like me)

2. Banana oats pancake

Preparation time: 5 min | Cooking time: 15 min (4 pancakes) | Total time: 20 min

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas (ripe/ over ripe)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup quick oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional)

Preparation:

  • In a bowl – mash bananas
  • Add eggs
  • Add oats and baking powder
  • Mix well
  • Slightly grease the pan with oil
  • Pour the mixture onto the pan with a ladle (big spoon) and cook & flip
  • Top-up with bananas/strawberry (to make it extra special)

Tips:

  • Use ripe/over ripe bananas
  • Bananas: Makes the pancakes spongy and sweet
  • Baking powder: Helps in fluffing
  • Serve with maple syrup/ honey

3. Banana walnut bread pudding (eggless)

Preparation time: 10 min | Cooking time: 40 min| Total time: 50 min

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 slices of bread
  • 2-3 bananas (ripe/ over ripe)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon cocoa powder (optional)
  • Walnuts (optional)
  • Chocolate (optional)

Preparation:

  • Make bread crumbs
  • Pre-heat bread crumbs in oven at 175-180 ˚C for 10-15 min, while preparing the batter (to dry out the bread)
  • Wet ingredients: In a bowl – mash bananas, add milk, and mix well
  • Add baking powder and cocoa powder (optional)
  • Mix everything together
  • Add the pre-heated bread crumbs (do not crush)
  • Add walnuts and chocolate (to make it extra special)
  • Mix well
  • Slightly grease the baking dish with butter
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish or pour as cookies or muffins
  • Bake at 175-180 ˚C for 40 min
  • Do the knife test – put a knife through the mixture, it should come out clean

Tips:

  • Use ripe/over ripe bananas
  • Bananas: Makes the pudding spongy and sweet
  • Milk: Helps in making the pudding soft & moist
  • Baking powder: Helps in fluffing
  • Add sugar/honey/cinnamon (optional)
  • Serve with ice cream

Follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/foodinza/) for daily quarantine quick food fixes. Thank you https://tasty.co/ for inspiring me with easy recipes. Thank you https://soyummy.com/ for the cool food photography tips.

Happy to learn new tips and recipes. Comment for questions/ feedback.

Stay safe!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Ritu says:

    Keep creating, this looks really cool 😎

    Liked by 1 person

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