Banana is one of the best known and most loved fruits. They are healthy, nutritious and above all tasty. But did you know that you can also use them perfectly in the kitchen in different types of dishes? Due to the sweet taste, bananas are especially suitable for breakfast and dessert. But you can use banana perfectly in a main dish. And did you know that you can also use the peel? Discover it in this overview 10x surprising.banana!
What is normal Today for us was not always common. Did you know that bananas were hardly available in the former GDR (Eastern Germany)? They are still presented as a textbook example of the differences between the former East and West Germany. And did you know that my father got a banana from an American soldier at the end of the Second World War? He didn’t know what it was or what to do with it!
But of course you are here to read about surprising recipes with banana. So here we go with some breakfast ideas.
Of course, you can just have a banana for breakfast. I also do that sometimes. But you can hardly call that surprising. But if you have time you can use banana for these four great breakfast ideas.
Banana omelette for breakfast
One banana, two eggs and 10 minutes of time. That is all you need for this banana omelette. The starch in the banana makes the omelet very firm, and it even has the consistency of a pancake. You can therefore also see it as a gluten-free alternative pancake.
Banana split breakfast
Everyone knows banana split as a dessert. And the experienced Dutch speaking people among us will know it as a television program with a candid camera. But you can also start the day very healthy with a banana split for breakfast.
Healthy breakfast cake
If you don’t have the time or the energy to prepare a nice breakfast in the morning, you can do that in advance. Every wedge of this healthy breakfast cake with fruits, nuts and oatmeal is full of energy and vitamins.
Dutch mini pancakes with banana
If you have time for your Sunday breakfast or brunch, you can make these Dutch mini buckwheat pancakes. They are really tasty, but combined with a banana they are delicious!
Appetizer: banana canapés
These delicious banana canapés is one of the first recipes I ever published on my Dutch blog gerechtenweb.blog. But I still love it and like to make it. You may consider to serve this with Christmas.
Banana soup with green plantains
We all know the so called Cavendish banana, that we most regularly buy and eat. But there are many more different types of bananas. And nowadays you can also find them in the supermarkets and specialty stores. Try something different and buy green plantains to make this Cuban green plantain soup!
Main dish: banana peel curry
Did you eat a banana for breakfast? Then don’t throw away the peel! You can do a lot of things with it. But the most surprising is probably to use the skin of the banana in your main dish in the evening. I recommend trying this delicious vegetarian banana peel curry with bio bananas!
A tasty banana is the perfect ingredient for a surprising dessert. To complete this overview 10x surprising.banana, we have here three more recipes where banana plays the main role in the dessert.
Pistachio chocolate banana sushi
Three ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need for this banana sushi with pistachios! I probably don’t have to explain that this cannot be bad.
Papaya coconut parfait
The banana is less visible in this recipe. But it is the basis for the delicious taste of this papaya coconut parfait. A delicious dessert that can easily be prepared in advance.
Kolak pisang and ubi jalar
We close this overview of 10x surprising.banana with a surprising Indonesian dessert: kolak pisang and ubi jalar. Besides the (baking) banana, the sweet potato also plays the co-leading role here. You can use regular bananas or ripe plantains for this, as is usually done in Indonesia.
Extra: whole wheat pancakes
If you have counted well, you know this is recipe number 11. This is an extra gift from us with banana in a main supporting role. These traditional whole wheat pancakes are topped with a banana for a perfect taste.
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If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.