10 brilliant banana recipes

24 February 2014 marks the beginning of Fairtrade fortnight, and to help raise awareness we asked Sainsbury’s bloggers to come up with their best recipe idea using Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas. Spoons at the ready: we’re in for a treat.

Did you know that all Sainsbury’s bananas are Fairtrade, including basics? Read more here.

Caramelised banana cream pie

Anyonita of Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk created this irresistible cream pie with mashed Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas and rum-infused mascarpone cream on a crisp shortcrust pastry base. Seconds, anyone? See Anyonita’s recipe for Caramelised banana cream pie.

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Banoffee bundt

Clare from aweebitofcake.co.uk‘s delicious cake creation was inspired by the classic flavours of sticky toffee pudding and combines ripe Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas with chopped dates and a delicious sweet toffee sauce. We love the giant doughnut shape too. See Clare’s recipe for Banoffee bundt.

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Raw banana and chocolate mousse

Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas are combined with ripe avocado and chocolate in this divinely silky mousse devised by Choclogblog.blogspot.co.uk. And it’s dairy- and gluten-free too. See Choclogblog’s recipe for Raw banana and chocolate mousse.

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Banana and white chocolate brownie

GlamorousGlutten‘s fruity take on the trendy blondie uses sliced Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas to add delicious flavour and also for decorative appeal. We defy you to resist these brownies. See GlamourousGlutten’s recipe for Banana and white chocolate brownie.

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Banana coconut cream tartlets

Just five simple ingredients are required to make these delicious and impressive dairy-free tartlets created by Laura Agar Wilson at keepinghealthygettingstylish.com. Perfect for a dinner party dessert or afternoon tea. See Laura’s recipe for Banana coconut cream tartlets.

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Easy banana flapjacks

Gemma of Musingsofagem.com‘s tasty banana flapjacks couldn’t be easier to make and are a great way to use up ripe bananas using some simple store cupboard ingredients. For optimum enjoyment, Gemma prescribes a nice cuppa with her sweet treat. See Gemma’s recipe for Easy banana flapjacks.

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Banana peanut boost smoothie

Since becoming the proud owner of a new blender at Christmas, Liz of Onehandedcook.wordpress.com has discovered the delicious virtues of the morning smoothie. We love this fruity shake which combines Sainbury’s Fairtrade banana with peanut butter and agave nectar, a natural sweetener. See Liz’s recipe for Banana peanut boost smoothie.

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Breakfast banana sundae

Thanks to Ali at Overacuppa.co.uk, we can now eat sundaes in the morning. Her banana sundae recipe combines scotch pancakes with natural yoghurt, banana and a drizzle of honey for a great start to the day. See recipe for Breakfast banana sundae.

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Banana, coconut and chocolate flapjacks

These flapjacks by Brittwhyatt.tumblr.com pack a whole lot of flavour and texture into one bite, and you’d be hard pushed to go wrong with the winning combination of banana, treacle, chocolate and coconut. See Britt’s recipe for Banana, coconut and chocolate flapjacks.

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Hummingbird cake smoothie

Cakeyboi.com’s cake-based smoothies are a thing to savour. Taking inspiration from Hummingbird’s fruity sponge recipes, this smoothie combines Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas, fresh pineapple, coconut and pecans. A treat in a glass. See Cakeyboi’s recipe for Hummingbird cake smoothie.

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