Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Today we made Banana Chocolate Chip Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1t salt, 2T cold butter, 1/2C skim milk, 2 bananas, mashed, 3 oz strawberry cream cheese, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cut in butter and cream cheese while stirring in milk.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mix in mashed bananas until just blended.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Stir in chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 3 small bananas, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 3/4C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in mashed bananas.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 3/4C brown sugar.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add butter/chips mixture.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan. In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Banana Nut Pie

Today we made Banana Nut Pie!

3 eggs, 1C skim milk, 2 small bananas, mashed, 1 graham cracker pie shell, 1C coarsely chopped, smoked salted almonds; 1C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients except nuts and pie shell. Blend well.

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Stir in nuts.

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Spread in pie shell.

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Nut Pie

Bake 40-45 minutes or until set in center.

Banana Nut Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Today we made Banana Custard Pie!

3 eggs, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk, 1/3C skim milk, 2 small bananas, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Custard Pie

Mix milks with eggs. Blend well.

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Arrange banana slices in desired pattern in shell. Pour batter over them. Bananas will rise.

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Banana Custard Pie

Bake 30-35 minutes or until set in center.

Banana Custard Pie

Apple Banana Crisp

Today we made Apple Banana Crisp!

1/2C sugar, 1 1/2T cornstarch, 1/2C water, 1/2C raisins, 1 extra large apple, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces; 2 small bananas, peeled and chopped into discs about 1/4″ thick, 1T cinnamon, 1C rolled oats, 1C brown sugar, 1/2C flour, 1/2C butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Banana Crisp

Cook sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour over fruit.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in butter until small crumbs form.

Apple Banana Crisp

Press 1/2C of this mixture into the bottom of a wide, greased loaf pan.

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour in fruit mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbling.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Chocolate Banana Nut Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Banana Nut Cookies!

1C chocolate chips, 3T butter, 2 small bananas, mashed; 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C sugar, 1/3C cocoa, 1/4C each of coarsely chopped almonds, cashews and walnuts

Melt chocolate chips with butter, stirring constantly until smooth.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Remove from heat. Stir in sugar.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Cool 20 minutes. In bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc Ban Nut Cookies

Add eggs to chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Alternately add dry ingredients and mashed bananas, beginning and ending with dry, in thirds, just until blended.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Stir in nuts.

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Drop by T, 1″ apart, onto foil-lined cookie sheets. Batter will be thin.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Bake 18-20 minutes or until cookie edges start to come away from foil.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Today we made Banana Root Beer Cupcakes!

1 3/4C flour, 1/2T baking powder, 3/4t baking soda, 1t cinnamon, 1/2C root beer, 2 small bananas, mashed; 1/2T almond extract, 1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 3 large eggs

Frosting: 6 to 7T root beer, 3 to 3 1/4C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix root beer, bananas and almond extract.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

In separate bowl, beat butter and sugar.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Add eggs.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and bananas mixture, in thirds, beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick cupcake tin.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before frosting.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Mix together frosting ingredients.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Frozen Banana Fudge Pie

Today we made Frozen Banana Fudge Pie!

1 graham cracker pie shell, 2 small bananas or 1 medium banana, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C skim milk

Slice banana into thin disks and place in pie shell in one layer.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Melt chocolate with sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly until smooth.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Remove from heat. Add skim milk. Stir until smooth.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Pour over bananas.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Freeze until of desired consistency. Bananas will rise to the top.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Banana Blueberry Cake

Today we made Banana Blueberry Cake!

4C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/4t salt, 2/3C sugar, 2/3C chilled butter, 2 eggs, beaten, 2t vanilla, 1C nonfat yogurt

Topping: 3T brown sugar, 2C fresh blueberries, slightly mashed, 1 banana, mashed

Preheat oven to 375F.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles small crumbs. In separate bowl, stir together wet ingredients.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Make a well in the dry and fold in wet until barely blended.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan. Make preliminary slices with a serrated knife. Mix topping.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Spread on cake.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Bake 1/2 hour or until knife inserted in center emerges clean.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Today I made Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!

3 large bananas, 1C sugar, 1t lime juice, 1t vanilla extract, 2C heavy cream, 8 oz chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips or a combination thereof

Whip all ingredients except for chocolate chips, in blender.

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Pour into ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturer’s directions. Add chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Freeze 2 or more hours.

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream