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Brown bananas can often end up in the bin, so Bec Groom gave us some of her favourite recipes for making the most of this wonderfully versatile fruit.

Banana Pancakes

  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamonMethod
    Mix everything together.
    Heat a little oil in a frying pan.
    Add a big dollop of the mixture to the pan, turn over when they start to bubble and rise.
    Once you’ve got a stack, share them out with blueberries and maple syrup!

Banana Breakfast Cookies

  • 2 large old bananas
  • 1 cup of oatsMethodBlend together (best to machine or hand blend, to get the oats finely chopped up).
    At this point you can add extras – choc chips, chopped nuts, cinnamon, raisins or anything you fancy.
    Bake for 15 mins at 180°C.

Decadent Double Chocolate Banana Cake

  • 3 medium ripe bananas – mashed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup choc chips and extra to sprinkle on top

    Pre-heat oven to 180 C and grease an 8″ tin.
    Combine mashed banana and sugar, until sugar dissolves.
    Add apple sauce, vanilla and egg.
    Stir in four, cocoa powder, baking powder & choc chips.
    Pour mixture into prepared tin.
    Sprinkle choc chips on top.
    Bake for 20-25 minutes.