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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 cinnamon


  • 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 oats

    MethodBlend 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 180oC 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.