4 Easy Banana Dessert Recipes

2019-11-02

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4 easy and delicious banana dessert recipes that anyone can make: soft and moist banana muffins, beautiful banoffee pie, upside down banana cake and healthy oatmeal banana cake. No matter which of the four desserts you choose, it certainly would be delicious.

DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
10
PREP TIME
1½ Hour
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
INGREDIENTS

    Banana Muffins:

    • 1¾ cups (220g) All-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup (100g) Brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 3/4 cup (130g) Chocolate chips
    • 3 ripe medium Bananas
    • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp (100ml) Vegetable oil 
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Milk
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

    Banoffee Pie:

    For the pie base:

    • 200g (7oz) digestive biscuits/crackers
    • 7 tablespoons (100g) butter, melted

    For the filling:

    • 3 ripe Bananas, sliced
    • 400g (14oz) dulce de leche

    For the topping:

    • 1½ cups (360ml) Heavy cream, cold
    • 3 tablespoons Powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • Chocolate shavings for garnish

    Upside Down Banana Cake:

    For the topping:

    • 1/2 cup (100g) light Brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup (60g) Butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 2 bananas, sliced

    For the cake:

    • 1½ cups (190g) All-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 3/4 cup (150g) white Sugar/brown sugar
    • 2 medium-large ripe Bananas
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) Oil
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Buttermilk or milk
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

    Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cake:

    • 3 cups (270g) Rolled oats
    • 1 cup (80g) Quick oats
    • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 3 large Bananas
    • 1½ cups (360ml) Almond milk/coconut milk
    • 2 tablespoons (30g) Coconut oil
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1/4 cup (80g) Maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup (60g) Chocolate chips (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Banana Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. In a large bowl stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas, add sugar and stir until combined. add oil, milk, egg, vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until incorporated. add chocolate chips and stir.
  5. Divide between 12 muffin cups. Bake for 17-20 minutes. Let cool.

Banoffee Pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. In a food processor or a Ziploc bag crush the biscuits into fine crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse until combined. Press into bottom and sides of 9-inch (23cm) pie/tart pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes. remove from the oven and allow to cool 
  3. Spread dulce de leche on top of the crust. Arrange banana slices in 1-2 layers on top of the dulce de leche.
  4. In a large bowl place cold heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whip to medium peaks.
  5. Spread whipped cream on top of the bananas. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Before serving garnish with chocolate shavings.

Upside Down Banana Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Grease a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan.
  2. In a small bowl stir melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Transfer to the prepared pan. Arrange banana rounds on top of brown sugar mixture.
  3. Make the cake: in a bowl, stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside. Stir until incorporated. In a separate large bowl mash bananas, add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla extract and sugar. Whisk until combined. add flour mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Pour the batter over the banana and caramel layer, bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven, allow to cool 5 minutes, turn out onto serving platter. Let cool slightly before serving.

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Prepare 8-inch (20cm) springform pan – line with parchment paper and grease the edges with butter.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas, add eggs, milk, maple and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  3. In separate bowl mix rolled oats, quick oats, baking powder and salt.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, add chocolate chips, mix just until combined. Let sit for 5-10 to absorb the liquids.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then release from the pan and let cool completely.

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