Go Bananas: No Fuss Banana Dessert Recipes

Forget fussing about in the kitchen and spending hours trying to perfect the perfect dessert. We have gathered our three favourite ‘no fuss’ banana dessert recipes that will be sure to impress. Each all these recipes require little if any baking time and no more than 20 minutes of prep so they are easy as pie.

Banoffee Pies

Recipe from delicious at taste.com.au
You can’t go past the sweet combination of banana and caramel. This 6 ingredient pie is so easy to prepapre and doesn’t require any cooking. This recipe makes 8 serves so it is perfect for your next gathering.

banoffee-pies-16357_lIngredients
– 250g Packet of Arnott’s Granita Biscuit (or wholewheat biscuit alternative)
– 123g melted butter
– 380g Caramel Top ‘N’ Fill or ready to use caramel
– 2 to 3 Bananas
– 300ml Thicked Cream Whipped
– Grated chocolate

Method
1.) Lightly grease eight 10cm loose-bottomed tart pans
2.) 
Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse to make crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, Take a rolling pin and roll over the bag of biscuits. Continue rolling over the bag until the biscuits and finely crumbed.
3.) Pulse in the melted butter until well combined, then press the mixture into the base and sides of the tart pans.
4.) Pour the caramel over the base, then chill until needed. Just before serving, slice the bananas and lay over the top of the caramel. Top with whipped cream, then garnish with grated chocolate.

Banana Chocolate Tarts

Recipe adapted from Kate Murdoch at taste.com.au
These pastry tarts are super easy to make and , require no baking and only 10 minutes of prep time.. but they look pretty impressive . These tarts are perfect for children’s birthday parties or when you need to quickly muster up a dessert in a knick of time.

banana-choc-tarts-13676_lIngredients
-1/2 Cup Sour Cream
– 2 Teaspons Brown Sugar
– Your preference of dark, milk or white chocolate
– 8 Small store bought pastry cases
– Sliced Banana
– Maple Syrup

Method
1.)  Mix the sour cream into a bowl with the brown sugar until ingredients have fully combined
2.)  Finely Grate Chocolate
3. ) Spoon the sour scream mixture into the pastry cakes and top with slice banana
4.) Sprinkle grated chocolate and drizzle with maple syrup. Or drizzle with melted chocolate in the Winter.

Banana Caramel Tart

Recipe from Michelle Southan at taste.com.au
This creamy cheese filling tart is a delicious Autumn dessert. Topped with crunchy hazelnuts and caramel sauce. Taking only 20 minutes to prep and another 20 minutes to cook, this recipe is a huge time saver.

caramel-banana-tart-14320_lIngredients
– 1 Sheet (approx 29 x 29cm) of ready rolled shortcrust quiche pastry, just thawed
– 300g Fresh Ricotta
– 110g Goat’s Cheese
– 1/3 Cup Icing Sugar
– 40g of Butter
– 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
– 1/4 Cup thickened Cream
– 3 Small bananas, sliced
– 1/4 Cup Hazelnuts (could use walnuts)

Method
1.) Preheat the oven to 200°c. Cut the pastry in half. Line a 2.5cm deep, 11 x 34cm (base measurement) tart tin, with removable base, with the pastry. Use a fork to prick the base all over. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to rest. Bake for 15 minutes or until crisp and golden.

2.) Meanwhile, use an electric beater to beat the ricotta, goats cheese and icing sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Place the butter, brown sugar and cream in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until melted and combined. Set aside to cool slightly.

3.) Spoon the ricotta mixture into the pastry case and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. Layer the banana slices, overlapping slightly, over the top. Place on a serving platter and drizzle over the caramel sauce. Sprinkle with hazelnut and serve immediately.

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