Go banana fanna fo-fanna crazy over this popular fruit.
February 13, 2009
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Split from Banana Standards
Bananas slip easily into lunch boxes and bowls of cereal, but this favorite fruit makes a delicious contribution to hotcakes, desserts, and even a main dish salads. The next time you're in the kitchen, add an extra serving of fruit–and a punch of fresh flavor–to the menu.
2 of 9Victor Protasio
5 Spot Banana Pancakes
5 Spot Banana Pancakes Recipe Bananas make these highly-rated pancakes taste out-of-this world light and fluffy. Try them for brunch or breakfast, or put your PJs, plug in a DVD or favorite reality show, and dine on these fast-fix hotcakes for supper.
3 of 9Becky Luigart-Stayner
Brennan's Bananas Foster
Brennan's Bananas Foster
Recipe This ultimate, and world-renowned, bananas foster recipe dates back to the 1950's, when it originated at New Orleans' Brennan's Restaurant. It's a sinfully good concoction of rum, banana liqueur, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sliced bananas.
4 of 9Photo: Anna Williams
Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie Recipe Homemade vanilla pudding and sliced bananas line a store-bought pastry crust to make a pie that looks like a bakery masterpiece. Need to make the recipe even quicker? Substitute instant pudding in place of homemade.
5 of 9James Carrier
Chutney Chicken Salad
Chutney Chicken Salad Recipe Sliced bananas, currants and bottled chutney add sweet flavor to this easy chicken-and-basmati-rice salad. While the recipe calls for leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, canned chopped chicken, or deli turkey will all work just as well.
6 of 9Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Banana Bars with Pecan Frosting
Banana Bars with Pecan Frosting Recipe Part cake and part bar cookie, this dense banana-rich indulgence is sure to be a hit at pot lucks and large family gatherings. A tender moist crumb makes the cake stand out on its own, but the sweet buttery icing puts this dessert off the charts.
7 of 9Annabelle Breakey
Burnt-Caramel Rum-Banana Tart
Burnt-Caramel Rum-Banana Tart Recipe Store-bought puff pastry and sliced bananas make this tart easy to assemble, but the simple caramel sauce, made-from-scratch blend of heavy cream, sugar and dark rum, ramps up the homemade flavor. If you're running low on time, substitute a bottled caramel topping or chocolate sauce for the homemade one.
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Sweet Coconut Tapioca Soup with Bananas (Che Chuoi)