Tag: #banana

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Upside Down Strawberry and Banana Crumble

An upside down crumble allows the juices to ooze out of the fruit and moisten the crumble mix, filling it with all those fruity flavours. It is quick to make and does not need hours in the kitchen making it an ideal dessert to serve with ice cream. I use a mix of strawberries and bananas but other fruits can be use such as … Read More Upside Down Strawberry and Banana Crumble

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All-in-one [no mixer] Banana Date and Oat Cake

Baking and summer do not go together but if you have to bake in this Maltese summer heat, because you may still want a healthier type of cake, this is the answer as it is an all-in-one with no equipment required. Another reason why I like the recipe, as the washing up is minimal. Sugar can be replaced with stevia and apart from the ripe bananas, more sweetness comes from the dates.

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Weekend Baking: All-in-One light and fluffy Carrot Banana Loaf and Muffins

The combination of carrots with bananas in baking produces a very moist, light and fluffy cake. It is best eaten fresh but you can freeze it on the day it has been baked to retain that fresh taste for up to 3 months

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Healthy smoothie duo [and a hint of lemon grass]

The lemongrass flavour is divine and I made a two in one smoothie by mixing raw cacao with the mix for my bottom layer. I added oats and Greek Yoghurt and the result is amazing, both visually, nutritionally and taste.

Baked bananas with Quick Banana Ice Cream

Hot Baked Bananas with quick Banana Ice Cream For the baked bananas you will need:   1 banana each portion 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 tablespoon of your favourite liquor or use 1 tablespoon aronia liquid concentrate 1 tablespoon muscovado sugar a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg a pinch of cinnamon 1/2 vanilla stick 1/4 teaspoon olive oil ¼ teaspoon butter   Prepare an ovenproof … Read More Baked bananas with Quick Banana Ice Cream

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Gluten Free Banana Frangipan Tart topped with succulent dried fruits

  ‘I have a weakness for dried fruits and I finish off this tart with succulent dried mangoes and figs and a glaze of warm honey.   The combination with the banana and almonds is heavenly, you must try it as it is an all-in-one mixture, no need to use an electric mixer.  You can also leave the crust out and use a cake tin … Read More Gluten Free Banana Frangipan Tart topped with succulent dried fruits

Carrot and Banana Cake (and they call it passion ! )

I made a carrot and banana cake this week.  Luscious, great combination of flavors and I eliminated processed sugar and used golden raisins ground to a pulp . You will need: In the first bowl, add all these ingredients and use a hand blender to bring to a smooth paste 100ml olive oil 125 ml yoghurt 4 egg yolks 250g golden raisins (soaked in … Read More Carrot and Banana Cake (and they call it passion ! )

Quick banana muffins and I speak with Dr Keith Ayoob

The Mediterranean Diet is without doubt the most sustainable diet in the world right now. I spoke this week with Dr Keith Ayoob about the use of Stevia as a sweetener and the benefits of a Mediterranean Diet in relation to memory as well as general health. Click here to listen to the podcast which is in English with a brief introduction in Maltese. … Read More Quick banana muffins and I speak with Dr Keith Ayoob

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Converting processed sugar to natural sugar: banana coconut cake

I made this cake again on TV this week and it always proves to be a great success, not only in the taste and texture but also in the response from the audience. In a Mediterranean Diet we go back to old traditions to the days when processed food was not around.  I have been testing a line of new recipes for the last … Read More Converting processed sugar to natural sugar: banana coconut cake

Happy Labor Day USA and chocolate banana cookies

We commemorated Labor Day in the newspaper with a photo of Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley and US Ambassador to Libya Safira Deborah at a function to raise breast cancer awareness. Almost 250,000 new cases are expected in the US this year. And with a cup of tea this afternooon, tiny bite size chocolate and banana cookies covered with melted chocolate. They have reduced butter and … Read More Happy Labor Day USA and chocolate banana cookies

Banana Ice Cream

Simplest things are always best. This is not my recipe, I do not know who really came up with such a great idea and it works. Creamy banana ice cream, one ingredient, frozen bananas.  The texture and consistency is incredible and there is no added sugar, it is gluten free, vegan and you can make it in the comfort of your home knowing exactly … Read More Banana Ice Cream

Gluten free Banana Frangipan Tart with Genius !

I came across ready-made gluten free short crust pastry by Genius . I am always skeptical about ready-made alternative diet products and wondered how close to the real thing the pastry is but this is perfect. The trick is to thaw the pastry thoroughly and knead it alot until it is pliable before you cover your tart dish. I am using a gluten free … Read More Gluten free Banana Frangipan Tart with Genius !