A trio of desserts

Morning everyone,

I’m off to see my grandparents today and help with their taxes (fun times) so here’s an early post for you, some more recipes.

Today I’m going to review some desserts that I made recently.

The first is pancakes made with banana instead of egg, this was my first time making these pancakes and I didn’t really know what to expect. I found the mixture quite wet and it was hard to flip the pancakes but the finished product was sweet, soft and tasted like banana bread so that was a winner for me. They didn’t turn out anything close to the photos from the recipe, my cooking rarely does, but they still tasted great. I got the recipe from here. I didn’t see the need to put them in the oven to keep warm as they flattened out anyway.

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Here’s the recipe for you

  • 1 1/2 cups flour (you can replace up to 1/2 a cup with whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (1 large or 2 small)
  • 1 cups rice, soy, coconut or almond milk
  • 3 Tbsp oil (there are quite a few choices here, use what you like… mm.. coconut?)

I also made raw fudge, this was a simple recipe which I got from here. I didn’t have any coconut butter so I just used extra peanut butter, I’m not sure if this affected the fudge. Also after dividing the bananas I had between these three recipes I didn’t have a lot of the mixture to make thick fudge so I spread what I had on half of a baking dish in a fairly thin layer. The fudge was actually really nice, it had a good texture and made a great topping for my Coconut Collaborative chocolate snowconut.

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Here’s the recipe

  • ½ cup coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 small ripe bananas, cut into one-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder or regular cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt

Finally I attempt these simple muffins, I wasn’t sure what to expect from these either. I didn’t think they’d rise but I also wanted more than a couple from the little mixture I had. I also found the mixture quite sticky so it was hard to get it in the cases properly. The result was little baked dollops which again didn’t look at all like the photos but they were also delicious. I was surprised about how cake like they were, and they tasted lovely. I made a little plate with these, pieces of the fudge, chocolate coconut frozen yoghurt and chocolate coconut sauce. It made for a tasty dessert and I would eat it again and again.

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Here’s the recipe for you

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

Hope you have a lovely day, it’s sunny in Wales!

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