Breakfast, Desserts, Quick Recipes, Recipes

3-in-1 – Banana Pancakes, Banana Bread & Banana Fritters

March 28, 2012

At Miss Universe one of the questions for our online videos was, if you were a food what would it be? I answered that I would be a banana because it is versatile, in Jamaica we eat it green and we also eat it ripe; I believe, like the banana, I have something for everyone. People probably doubted my belief in the versatility of the banana. Now whilst I was impressed with my on the spot answer, I really love the flexibility of this fruit. In addition to it being long, firm, curved and full of energy – get  your mind out of the gutter! Lol – you can do something with it in all its stages.

Bananas going from green to ripe

Bananas going from green to ripe

Although you can boil green banana to go with your main meals, use a ripe but firm banana in your smoothies or add them to your cereal, I am going to focus on the very ripe banana. I mean those bananas so ripe the skins are all black and they’re starting to feel mushy. I can never finish all my fruit so when I see these black-skinned bananas, I smile, add them to my zip lock bag and freeze them until I’m feeling for something sweet. The great thing about the three recipes – Deluxe Banana Pancakes, Banana Bread and Banana Fritters – is that they use practically the same ingredients just in different proportions. Try one, or all, and let me know. Enjoy!

Very ripe bananas (frozen)

Very ripe bananas (frozen)

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes
Yields 6
Deluxe Caramelised Banana Pancakes
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.25 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  2. 1 very ripe banana (the skin will be black)
  3. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 cup of whole milk
  5. 1 whole egg
  6. ¼ teaspoon of salt
  7. ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  8. ¼ cup of sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  10. Dash of nutmeg (optional)
For Caramelised Bananas
  1. 1 ripe banana (firm), sliced
  2. ¼ cup of sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
  4. 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Crush very ripe banana with a fork.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the pancakes and mix through thoroughly, whether with a fork or a whisk, until evenly mixed.
  3. Lightly grease a frying pan, with olive oil or spray, and add pancake mixture to the pan with a ladle, for each pan.
  4. Roll bananas in sugar
  5. In a separate pan add the butter and remaining sugar
  6. Stir until dissolved and then add the rum and bananas.
  7. Bring to boil and then simmer.
  8. Plate the pancakes and drizzle with caramelised bananas.
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Serves 6
A Jamaican Classic
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 very ripe bananas
  2. 1.5 cups of flour
  3. 2 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 2 eggs, beaten
  7. ¾ cup sugar
  8. ½ cup butter, melted * ½ tsp salt * 1 tsp cinnamon * 1 tbsp milk * 1/8 cup almonds slivers, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350˚F
  2. Crush very ripe bananas with a fork.
  3. Combine with butter, eggs and vanilla and milk
  4. Then add sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and last add flour.
  5. Spray oil on loaf pan and add mixture.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Notes
  1. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and drizzled chocolate.
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Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters
Yields 9
A sweet fritter perfect for a light dessert or snack.
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Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 very ripe bananas
  2. ½ cup of flour, sifted
  3. ½ tablespoon vanilla essence
  4. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1 egg, beaten
  6. 1.5 tablespoons sugar
  7. 2 pinches of salt
  8. ½ tsp cinnamon * ¼ cup milk * Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)
Instructions
  1. Crush bananas and combine with all the ingredients except flour and baking powder.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix evenly.
  3. Spoon mixture into greased pan over medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar)
Notes
  1. Serve at room temperature for a great snack.
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Live, Love, Eat!

April x

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5 Comments

  • Reply trialsinfood March 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I like your answer and all the recipes look yummy. I never thought to freeze the ripe bananas to use another day. I usually eat bananas when they are slighty green and then make muffins or banana bread when they are ripe.

  • Reply Administrator June 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    The banana flitters/fritters is my life staple so this recipe just sends my taste buds into a tailspin. great post 🙂

    • Reply theyummytruth June 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad we can agree on this yummy factor 🙂

  • Reply Administrator June 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Reblogged this on THE ISLAND JOURNAL and commented:
    How to make Banana Fritters like we do in Jamaica

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