Tag Archives: Bananas

Recipe: BANANA ATTACK- Upside Down Wholemeal Cake

This recipe was named by my little brother who had a fun time arranging the banana slices on the caramel..

So Ive been dying to make this for a really long time but bananas are really expensive in Australia! But since they are only $1 plus for a huge bunch back in Singapore…I jumped at the opportunity of making it! :) Anyway I made this cake with solely wholemeal flour but I found it a tad too grainy..I think for a smoother texture, it would be better to mix wholemeal with regular white flour. Apart from that, I got a pretty cake :) And according to my little food critic ‘the blend of everything is just yummy!!‘ and proceeds to put another forkful in his mouth ;)

Recipe: Sugar Free Wholegrain Banana Cinnamon Muffins

A few days ago, MP and I both weighed ourselves on the weighing scale and he is now heavier than me despite still being shorter so I scouted the internet for a recipe that was low in calories and sugar but still yummy so he could enjoy it without the worry of the extra few pounds! Hee! I mixed and matched a few things- found a 28 calorie granola apple muffin recipe but since there were no apples in the kitchen, I changed the recipe to bananas instead and replaced the sugar with honey. I have never ever counted calories before because I dont know how but I do know that bananas are definitely more fattening that apples so Im just assuming that it is now 50 calories (probably even less!) Oh yes and it’s wheat and dairy free (no butter or milk) too! You can make the muffins vegan too by replacing the eggs with applesauce (which you can find in Adl but not in Sg)!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of wholegrain millet flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas (mashed)
  • 1 cup granola/cornflakes/M&Ms for toppings (do bear in mind that the type of toppings you choose to put on the muffin will affect its calorie count! =P)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 190C.

2. Engage a helper for the manual labour part ;)

3. Mix dry ingredients

4. Mix wet ingredients and beat well.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix gently.

6. Pour batter into muffin pan or cups

7. Add Granola/cornflakes/M&Ms to the top of Muffins

8. Bake for 12 min-15min

9. Enjoy your hard work! And dont forget to reward the helper with one (maybe two) muffins!

Recipe: Banana Coconut Loaf

Decided to make something coconut because mummy loves coconut and she really really liked the coconut puffs that I made for her 2 days ago! :) So I decided to combine her 2 favourite ingredients- banana and coconut to make this! :)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (3/4 cup)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 180 C.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup coconut in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.
  • Divide batter among lined muffin cups or loaf tin and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut.
  • Bake until muffins/loaf are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes.
  • Allow muffins/loaf to cool slightly before cutting and serving!

Graze @ 38 Martin Road | NOW CLOSED

Saturday brunch with the double JJs ;)

Banana French Toast $15– Grilled banana, toasted coconut and maple syrup

Spanish Omelet $18– 2 free range eggs with sauteed mushrooms and cheese

Pan-Roasted Barramundi $24– With orange & beets salad and green chilli almond mayo

Confit Duck $25- With baby potatoes, sauteed spinach and maple pan juice

The Confit Duck was definitely good and almost comparable to The Black Sheep Cafe :) Barramundi too was very fresh and I loved the green chilli almond mayo! Very unique. The french toast was a little dry but grilled bananas were so yummy! Omelet was pretty ordinary and nothing special..Overall service wasnt too bad. I really liked their tap water though- infused with lime, oranges and strawberries. Hee :) Next, we walked over to Laurent Bernard Chocolatier for desserts :) Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Recipe: Oil and Butter Free Banana Cake

I need a food post soon. Ive been shuffling between home, uni library and my bed so often, Ive hardly the time to try a new cafe/restaurant. So anyhow, here’s another recipe post because Mable gave me her remaining banana from her amazing Banana Caramel pie she made for her CBL group.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 C Unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1/4 C Soy/regular milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1.5 C All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C Brown sugar
  • 1/2 C White sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground cinnamon

Directions

1.  Mash ripe banana and applesauce together until the mixture is uniform
2.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla extract to fruit mixture.
3.  Add flour, sugar, baking powder and spices to wet ingredients.  Mix until just combined.
4.  Pour batter in a 8 x 8 pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
5.  Bake at 170°C for 25-30 minutes or until center is just cooked through.

Let it cool in pan and remove to cut

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired!