A banana is an edible fruit usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe
A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called "plantains", distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant.
Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. They are grown in 135 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine, and banana beer and as ornamental plants.

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  4. WhatsCookingMama

    Recipe Banana Oat Chocolate Chips Bars

    I had fun getting creative a new recipe today. It turned out good, something different. I had very ripe bananas to use up. I will definitely be making these again. I want to add some walnuts next time. Banana Oat Chocolate Chips Bars Ingredients 1/2 cup salted butter softened 3/4 cup brown...
  5. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe No Churn Banana Cherry Ice Cream

    I am always looking for healthier alternatives to things, so this method caught my eye. And, when @morning glory commented about a recipe being a no churn recipe, I decided to make this one that anyone could do. The only equipment you need is a blender. And, fitting with my desire to lighten...
  6. rascal

    Hershey's chocolate banana loaf

    heard this was good, so the wife bought some yesterday, dessert last night was loaf and hot custard and ice cream. Everyone loved it. While on the subject of desserts I see mg, posted on another thread a neenish tart. We also have them here. My friend from Sydney always gets one every day when...
  7. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Banana Pancakes

    I figured this one out in the closing days of the last Recipe Challenge, but didn't bother to check when the deadline was, so I missed out. But, that won't stop me from sharing it. Here's the link to my food blog: When I first decided to make...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken and Green Banana Curry with Orange Peel

    Green bananas aren’t very sweet and are a good substitute for plantains which can be hard to source in the UK. They are sold as 'ripen at home' bananas in supermarkets. I cooked them separately to retain their shape and texture as there is a tendency for them to dissolve into sauces otherwise...
  9. epicuric

    Recipe Salmon in banana and chilli sauce

    Salmon in banana and chilli sauce Ingredients (to serve 2) 1 medium onion, chopped finely 1 thumb of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped finely 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped finely 2 birds eye chillis, chopped finely (optionally remove seeds & pith) 300ml banana juice 1 tbsp tomato...
  10. detroitdad

    Recipe Chicken with a Banana Curry sauce

    I pulled the recipe from Food and Wine's website. Then I tweaked it to my own fitting. I added a half of a small onion, one garlic clove, cayenne seasoning to taste. I also made my own curry powder. Ingredients 2 large bananas, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons curry powder (homemade) 2...
  11. Morning Glory

    Cookingbites Recipe Challenge: Bananas and Plantain

    The current Recipe Challenge ingredient is bananas and plantain and our judge is @Herbie who won the last round. The deadline for entries is midday Sunday 25th November (GMT). All you need to do is post a recipe containing the chosen ingredient, tag it CookingBites recipe challenge and link it...
  12. GadgetGuy

    Recipe Banana Pudding.

    For those of you who are interested, here's a link to a recipe for banana pudding. Not my own recipe, but I tried it and like it. :wink: Ingredients 4 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch salt 2 cups whole milk (I used 1% milk. No issues.) 1/2...
  13. Lullabelle


    When I was a kid I ate lots of bananas, loved the things but over the past few years they appear to have been replaced with a different variety, the ones we get now are tasteless and sugary awful things. We are on holiday in Fiji and their bananas are just like the ones I had as a kid. My...
  14. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Steamed Banana Cake (Bánh Chuối Hấp)

    I saw Andrew Zimmern enjoy these in Saigon on his Bizarre Foods show. These are not nearly as bizarre as some of the things he's enjoyed. But, the process of making them was challenging because - as the name says - it involves steaming them. I have a small steamer that I've used for vegetables...
  15. epicuric

    Banana Juice - any ideas?

    I recently found this in the International section of the supermarket last week. It really is delicious! For a fruit juice its pretty healthy too - just 5.3g of sugar per 100ml (apple juice has 11g, tomato juice just 3g). I want to find a savoury recipe that uses it, but I'm struggling to find...
  16. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Banana Cream Pie by Emeril

    If you saw my posts for my recent trip to Las Vegas, you may have noticed that remarked about how the banana cream pie that I had at Emeril’s restaurant was the best that I’ve ever had. And, if you know anything about me, you know that this also means that I have to try to make it myself...
  17. Herbie

    Recipe Banana icecream

    This is so easy I don't think it really counts as a recipe! I make this a lot but saw a recipe using cumin and banana so thought I would try that. It was a rather nice change from plain banana icecream. I think It would be nice with a salted caramel sauce (I make this with dates) or a chocolate...
  18. C

    Banana & Chocolate Cake

    Hi everyone - I have a bread machine which I love... And I'd like to make a banana and chocolate cake (which I also love) in it. Can anybody point me in the direction of a decent recipe or suggest one for me. Banana and chocolate chip cake would be pretty amazing too!!
  19. Lynne Guinne

    Recipe Banana Nut Bread

    This recipe was my Mom's. As a rebellious newlywed and beyond, I was determined to find a banana bread recipe I liked better than my Mom's. After Mom died, I decided that hers had been the best after all. After years of searching through her recipe card boxes, her books, her binders... Well, I...
  20. Mukhriddin Xoshimov

    Recipe Fluffy Banana Cake

    Ingredients: · 300 g butter · 200 g icing sugar · 6 egg yolks · 5 egg whites · 250 g wheat flour · 2 ripe bananas, mashed · ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder ¼ tablespoon baking powder Method: 1. Beat together butter and icing sugar until...
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