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Monkey Cake

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 very ripe, large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Fluffy Chocolate and Yellow Buttercreams
  • 2 black-licorice drop candies
  • Black-licorice rope, for decorating
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Hummingbird Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Cupcakes, Dessert, Pineapple
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 large)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Dried Pineapple Flowers
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Banana-Rum-Raisin Ice Cream

Time:40 mins
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Breakfast Cookies

Time:1 hour 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried mango
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried papaya
  • 1 cup banana chips
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Banana Ice

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Kids' Smoothies

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Banana Whoopie Pies

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (from 1 large ripe banana)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
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Banana Tarte Tatin

Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (such as Dufour), thawed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large ripe bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 cup creme fraiche, for serving
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Banana Chocolate-Chunk Ice Cream

Time:60 mins
Other Ideas:
Chocolate, Dessert, Ice cream
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Hummingbird Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (from about 3 large bananas)
  • 1 tablespoon clover honey
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (24-ounce) package white fondant
  • Blue gel paste food coloring
  • Edible luster dust (optional)
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