So like, this was gonna be a great comeback post with TWO banana recipes, Banana Clusters and Banana Bread. However, although the banana bread (made with dates AND walnuts) was delicious, when I turned it out onto the cooling rack, a bit of the bottom fell off, and I didn’t wanna take a photo of a bloody ugly cake. So yeh, just one banana recipe. Soz.
The reason I have so many bananas is because my parents, my mum, seem to still be buying food for 5 people when actually there are only 2 of them, neither of whom eat bananas. So I came back for a week from France to find, amongst eggs dating back from September and hummus from January, 9 over ripe bananas.
‘WE GOTTA DO SOMEFING WITH THESE BANANAS’ me and my sis said. So I made these Banana coconut clusters and banana bread.
Now my house smells like bloody bananas.
-1 cup of porridge oats, 1/2 cup of porridges processed to rubble (don’t worry if you can’t do this)
-1/2 cup of ground almonds, or another type of nut
-1/3 cup of desiccated coconut
-1/2 cup of sultanas (or chocolate chips???)
-1/4 cup mixed nuts (optional)
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp vanilla essence
-1 tsp ground nutmeg
-3 very ripe bananas
-1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
-Pre-heat oven to gas mark 5 and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
-Mix together all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and mix together all the wet ingredients (the banana, vanilla essence and coconut) in another one.
-Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix reallly well.
-Make your clusters. I used about a teaspoon for each cluster, and placed them on the baking tray. I think it was about 9-12 clusters on each tray.
-Cook for about 20 minutes, or less depending on your oven, until golden brown and firm to touch.
-Leave to cool, this will allow them to firm up. ANNJOYYY BON APPETIT.