Banana Caramel Cream Mini Pies

These banana caramel cream mini pies are so easy to whip up using ready made pastry shells. The caramel flavor comes from the coconut sugar and goes so well with bananas. I found these ready made “lingue di gatto” (cat’s tongues) pastry shells at our local pastry shop-cafe’ “Mr. C” in Monza. Graham cracker pie shells would work well here too. Continue reading

Whiting Way Banana Bread

I got this Whiting Way Banana Bread recipe from my son Richard which turned out to be less sweet and healthier than the classic version. It uses half the amount of sugar which doesn’t take away any of the taste but rather enhances the banana flavor. The method also is slightly different and easier to make. With this hot weather and bananas ripening so quickly there couldn’t be a better way of using them. Bananas are also rich in magnesium and potassium – important minerals to include in summer. Easy, healthy, delicious – what more could you ask for in a banana bread! Continue reading