Banana Caramel Mille Feuille

Serves 8
Ingredients

For the spiced phyllo
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
6 sheets phyllo dough, thawed if frozen
For the filling
1 cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large bananas, peeled and chopped small
Salted Caramel Sauce, to serve (recipe follows)
Directions

Preheat [...]

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Banana Ginger Rice or Oat Cereal

For babies 6-9 months
INGREDIENTS
1 cup of organic rolled oats or organic brown rice
1 teaspoon ginger water (½ teaspoon fresh ginger infused with 1 cup water)
Banana
1 cup filtered water
DIRECTIONS
In a blender, blend 1 cup of rolled oats or brown rice until a powder is formed. With a flour softer, sift the powder making sure a fine [...]

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Doce de Banana in Syrup

Imagine yourself on the Bahían coast surrounded by the balmy breezes of the Mata Atlântica.

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Ger-Nis Muesli with Honey, Banana Chips, Pepitas & Coconut

Makes approximately 4 cups

Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup bran flakes
½ cup corn flakes
½ cup flax seeds
1 cup pepitas
½ cup unsweetened coconut
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup honey
1 cup honey banana chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, bran and corn flakes, flax seeds, pepitas, coconut and salt. Spread evenly on a [...]

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Honey Banana Cups

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

3 semi-ripe bananas, sliced thin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
Directions

Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix lemon juice and honey in a small bowl using a whisk. Brush liquid mixture over bananas evenly, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until dried [...]

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Leaf-Wrapped Rice and Banana Bundles

Khao Tom Mat (Thailand)
Serves 4 to 8 (makes 8 dumplings)
INGREDIENTS
For the Rice Mixture
¼ cup dried black turtle beans, soaked in plenty of water for 6 to 8 hours or ½ cup canned, drained and rinsed
3 pandan leaves, each folded in half and tied into a knot for easier handling, or ¼ teaspoon pandan extract
½ cup [...]

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Mango Banana Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Makes 6 rolls
Ingredients
1 cup sweet red bean paste (recipe follows)
6 small rice paper wrappers
1 semi ripe mango sliced long and thin
2 bananas, halved and sliced into 3 inch long strips about ½ and inch thick
Fresh Star Anise Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large bowl of warm water, dip the rice paper wrappers for about 7-10 [...]

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