This week the Sunday Funday bloggers are sharing recipes ahead of National Banana Lovers' Day.
Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm coordinate this low-stress group; we only participate when we are inspired. This week Stacy prompted us: "Banana recipes! Sweet, savory, wanna include plantains, go for it!" Here's the line-up of what we are sharing...
Banana Chip Cookies with Melted Caramel from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Banana Mousse from Culinary Cam (you're here)
Banana Pecan Caramel Sauce from Food Lust People Love
Banana Zucchini Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Chocolate Coated Banana from Mayuri's Jikoni
Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Bread from Cook with Renu
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Sourdough Banana Appe from Sneha’s Recipe
When I was deciding what to share, my initial thought was my Banana Cream Pie. Then I mulled around some recipes that used plantains, such as Stuffed Plantains from Columbia or the Brazilian Seafood Soup Moqueca.
I really would have loved a batch of Turon, Banana Lumpia, but all of my Kitchen Elves are off at college. And I didn't want to roll all by myself. So I went to the other extreme and made a recipe with less than a handful of ingredients.
Years ago, I found this recipe for a simple banana dessert from São Tomé and Príncipe, an island nation in Central Africa. I loved the simplicity and my family loved the result. With only four ingredients, this is easily doubled or even tripled if you have more people to feed.
2 cups organic heavy whipping cream
¼ cups organic coconut sugar
2 ripe bananas
Splash of pure vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas and sugar together until you get an even puree. Stir in a splash of vanilla.
In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the banana mixture into the whipped cream.
Spoon the mousse into serving glasses. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. To serve, garnish with sliced bananas and shavings of chocolate.
That's a wrap for my #SundayFunday post in honor of National Banana Lovers' Day. The group will be back next week sharing recipes with berries and cherries. Stay tuned!