About Easy Banana Recipes...
and Who's Behind It
Hi, I'm Dorena. I'm a financial consultant, editor, runner, aspiring photographer, taxi driver, cheerleader and work-at-home mother to 3 awesome kids. Constant attention to my 3 bosses keep me on a "fervent hunt" for easy, quick and satisfying recipes to keep them happy.
Over the years, my bosses and I have developed a list of simple, quick, healthy and good recipes to cook at home and also help me save time. Many of the recipes are my own, and verbal hand-me-down from my grandma, mom, relatives, and friends. Since starting this site, I have received so many positive feedback, which has inspired me to create a new free e-recipe book. This e-recipe book, I hope, will encourage you to start cooking at home. Click here to download your free copy.
Now for a little bit of history, I started this site with encouragement from my husband. However, it took me longer than expected to start (3 years...) because I wasn't quite sure how to start a website. But that all changed. And so the journey with easy-banana-recipes.com began in 2008 after the birth of my youngest daughter.
You may ask, why a banana related recipe site? Well, this was my first attempt in creating a recipe site and I wanted to keep it niched, straightforward and simple, without being overwhelmed by it. Plus, it was something close-to-the-heart.
Now, growing up with a grandmother who was famed for her traditional Asian banana recipes, and a family who had constant supply of bananas helped. As a family, we had pretty much experimented with recipes that use bananas as an ingredient. So we had plenty of “banana cooking” experience. And the decision to create a recipe site centered to bananas was almost instantaneous. For me, rewriting and compiling the recipes was a wonderful walk down memory lane, with plenty of joyful childhood memories to reminisce about.
I am continuously adding new recipes, ideas and tips to the site, which I hope will keep you coming back for more. And hopefully with the response and experience gained from this site, I am able to create more easy recipe sites to encourage everyone to cook at home. It's the best and healthiest way to enjoy food!
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Happy fun cooking!
Dorena M. Long (a.k.a Banana Chef)
P.S. If you would like to give your feedback on the recipes here, or share your favorite banana recipe or cooking tips, please email me. I'd love to hear from you.
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Vietnamese Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Nuong) with Coconut
Homemade Energy Bar Recipe with Bananas and Raisins
5 Minutes Nutella Banana Bruschetta Appetizer
Cheesy Banana Bread Butter Pudding
Melt & Mix Steamed Chocolate Banana Cake with Mixed Fruits
Egg Free & Butter Free Applesauce Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins
Healthy Banana Prune Bread Recipe with Pecans
Easy Banana Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts
No Fuss Chocolate Banana Cake
I made this one vegan for my niece and it was truly amazing! About to make it again for my in-laws and can't wait to eat some!
Karen, December 2011
Vietnamese Banana Cake
I am not a good baker AT ALL....but this was easy, delicious and I will make it again for sure!!! Happy Baking!
Valarie, Dec 2011
Wholemeal Banana Coconut Cake
Great recipe beautiful cake and a hit with my kids. Thanks!
Hayley, April 2011
Scrumptious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are absolutely beautiful! Who knew sour cream would make the muffins so good! Definitely a new family favourite :)
Megan Fry, December 2010
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Usually my muffins don't turn out that well, but these were AMAZING!. So soft and fluffy, and VERY yummy. Only problem now is that I have eaten too many :-)
Helen Brown, November 2010
Easy Banana Bread
Great recipe! I had two ripe bananas at home and wanted to use them right away, so I searched for ideas on the Internet. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. Since I only had two bananas, I used only half of every ingredient (I added a dash of cinnamon) and baked it
for half the time, too! It was so delicious!
Jay, December 2011
Definitely easy, fast, moist and delumptious! Thank you
Virginia, December 2011
Lovely site I must say! when i found this recipe I thought "this is too good to be true", when I saw the comments I was like "yeah right, these are so not real". But I tried this recipe and trust me, I have NO regrets! awesome!!!! If you don't have baking soda, like I did, use two teaspoons of baking powder
Eonique B., September 2011
The cake (bread) is so yum I make nearly every month
Sara, September 2011
Thanks so much for the easy banana bread recipe. I've made other recipes but yours is by far the quickest and easiest.
Felicity, August 2011
Super easy, super yummy! I love this banana bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!:D
Jess, June 2011
Thank you for posting this recipe. The best banana bread recipe ever. My kids loved it and my work colleague loved it too. I can just eat the whole lot myself. So easy to make as well.
Thuy Do, February 2011
Love it! Cant believe how easy it was and what a beautiful cake it makes! Easy enough for my kids to do and so professional looking and tasting! Even our fussiest banana bread lover loved it!! VERY impressed!! A++++
Daggy Shaggs, February 2011
Excellent! This would have to be the most delicious and moist banana cake ever! I used wholemeal flour instead and it was still unbelievably moist. Also, I baked it for 50 mins instead, then left to cool and that helped make it more moist yet not undercooked. This has now become a firm family favourite, thankyou!.
Hannah Wilson, January 2011
Buttery Banana Cookies
I'm a 12 year old girl who just loves cooking and I was trying to find an easy banana cookie recipe.. And then I found this! I added some chocolate chips just to make it taste better, but it already tasted amazing. It was all gone in 1 day! Thanks a lot.
Lisa, December 2011
This might be my new favorite recipe! Plain, they are like mini, takealong banana bread bites! Delicious! Then I got creative, and dipped them in semisweet chocolate, then pressed a walnut on top and now they are an
elegant cookie! I wowed my friends at our cookie exchange this year, but little did they know how simple it was! Thank you for the best kept secret I'll ever have in my kitchen!
Kasai, Dec 2011
Chinese Style Steamed Banana Cake
My Australian neighbour said, this banana cake can go for competition, it's moist, light, white and beautiful.
Miki Hung, February 2011
This was a very delicious,chewy filling and healthy desert that everybody enjoyed. even without the eggs which i forgot...it came out great!!!!
Sahana Srikanth, January 2011
Wow - this worked like a charm even with a makeshift steamer.
Linda Fraser, September 2010
Easy Banana Pudding
Was craving for some pudding and tried your recipe. It was incredibly easy and good. I also added lots of bananas to the pudding. Wow - heaven!
Jean Rice, July 2010
Classic Chocolate Banana Cake
Even though I forgot the eggs, it was still so delicious and it wasn't to sweet! All you busy banana and chocolate lovers will love it cause it's easy, quick, and tastes great!
Amp, July 2011
Awesome - loved by my whole family!!
Kaz Van Hees, July 2010
Rich Buttery Banana Bread
Great easy recipe but I used brown sugar this time instead of castor as it was all I had, and wow it was sensational!
Sal Shepherd, December 2010
Sour Cream Banana Bread
Turned out lovely and moist. Was a hit with everyone. I added walnuts for a bit of texture. Thanks for the recipe!!
Hilda Ruaine, January 2011