Our best healthy banana recipes

Look to the banana to boost your potassium levels and fibre intake. Here are some healthy recipes that will help

Our best healthy banana recipes

Chocolate Banana Brownies

There is quite a lot of fruit in these easy chocolate brownies: bananas, prune puree and dried cherries. They combine amazingly well to make a rich and chewy brownie that both kids and adults will love.

Banana and Mango Shake

A thick banana-flavoured milk shake with a tropical touch, this will appeal to children and adults alike. The banana and mango shake is an ideal drink for busy breakfast times as it is packed with nourishment and very quick to prepare.

Banana and Peach Smoothie

Bursting with vitamins and minerals, this banana and peach smoothie is ideal when you have little time for breakfast, and it makes a great snack.

Banana Cake

Quick and easy to prepare, this banana cake makes a healthy snack for hungry children or a handy addition to lunchboxes. And it’s a great way to use up bananas that have been sitting in the fruit bowl for too long.

Cinnamon Banana Caramels

Any fruit’fresh, canned or frozen’can be used to make this instant version of crème brûlée. In this recipe for cinnamon banana caramels, the fruit is topped with Greek-style yogurt’lower in fat than cream’then with golden brown sugar, and grilled to a rich caramel topping.

Banana Cinnamon Muffins

These delicious, moist muffins with a crunchy sweet topping are low in fat and contain bananas, oat bran, soy milk and soy flour’all beneficial for anyone eating for a healthy heart. Enjoy banana cinnamon muffins warm at breakfast or at morning coffee.

Caramelized Banana Crumpets

Forget about smothering toasted crumpets in butter; this low-fat topping is yummy and much healthier. Mashed bananas are mixed with ricotta and spices and piled onto crumpet fingers, then drizzled with honey and broiled.

Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger

If you don’t have any chocolate chips lying around, try chopping up a bar of chocolate instead. I like the look of the irregular chunks and shards that result.

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