Jamaican Spiced Banana Bread

This time of  year is perfect for a culinary road trip, a way to pretend you’re in sunnier climes that the cold grey of February. Although to be fair it’s been pretty sunny this week, but not as sunny as the Caribbean where I’m taking you today (without leaving home). We used to visit a…

Blackberry and Banana Loaf Cake

I think it’s going to be a bumper blackberry year – the bushes are already bowing down with the little back gems. I managed a fine harvest from just over the garden wall – goodness knows how many I could have got if I’d gone further afield! So you should be warned – blackberry recipes…

Banana Flapjacks

I haven’t made flapjacks for ages. But now we’re in our new house and I’m on a mission to fill the larder/freezer with healthy, tempting home cooked goodies, and flapjacks have to be one of the best bars to have hanging around for when an energy boost is needed in a hurry. This flapjack variation…

Banana and Chocolate Cookies

I always try to make some homemade treat at the weekend so that the girls can have a tempting homemade goodie when they get home from school. Whilst they are incredibly lucky in being provided with fairly diverse safe lunch options at school – I know that they don’t eat much and are consequently starving…

Choc Banana Cupcakes made with Passion

I know I said I wouldn’t make any cake for a while, but these cupcakes were made for D’s birthday. This idea came from having to use up some of the divine passionfruit cream from my passionfruit yoyos recipe. It’s a combination of chocolate chip and banana cupcakes with that delectable fruity cream on top,…

Totally Tropical Cupcakes

The sun is shining (at last) and it seems like summer may be here, so what better cupcake to make for the last birthday party of the school year than one with a totally tropical vibe – banana and coconut sponge topped with either mango or lime icing. The combination of banana and coconut transports…

Blueberry and Banana Cake

I had an hour before the girls got home from school and the snack options were looking pretty non-existent – I seem to have stopped buying a lot of snacks with all the baking I’ve been doing! However, there was one very over-ripe banana  and a handful of rather forlorn blueberries sitting in the fruit…

Banoffee Pudding Pots

I used to make these a lot with dairy yogurt (an old recipe from Good Food magazine, although not quite the same) and thought that maybe it could persuade Big S that bananas are worth eating. She wasn’t convinced… but these dairy-free pudding pots are super easy to make and provide a scrummy dessert to…

Banana Sundae Cupcakes

We were out of sweet treats so it was the perfect excuse for baking some delectable cupcakes for Big and Little S to have at tea time. These are rather extravagant cupcakes are packed full of gorgeous banana flavour and can be easily ‘pimped’ with chocolate nuggets and rich vanilla buttercream, then topped with chocolate…