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5 Ways with Bananas

Five recipes prepared by Tiffany Afflick (@thecookingyam) for British Swimming.
Smoothie bowl
Banana bread
Ice cream

Source: Produced by Tiffany Afflick (@thecookingyam) for British Swimming

Smoothie bowl

  1. Freeze 1 banana (peeled and sliced) for at least 2hrs/until solid
  2. Blend with 1tsp cocoa powder + 1tbsp natural yoghurt/50ml milk
  3. Pour into a bowl and top with chopped nuts, seeds, fruit, desiccated
    coconut etc

Banana bread

  1. Chop 2 bananas and add to a mixing bowl
  2. Beat 2 eggs, then add to the bananas
  3. Fold in 1 1/2 cups (150g) oat flour (blended oats) and 1tsp baking powder
  4. Roughly chop some strawberries, then carefully mix into the batter to
    avoid mushing the berries up too much
  5. Empty the mixture into a lined loaf tin, then top with sliced strawberries
  6. Bake for 30mins until golden and firm


  1. Mash 2 ripe bananas to a smooth paste (you can leave some chunks if
    you prefer)
  2. Stir in 1 cup (100g) oats, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and a handful of chopped
  3. Shape into 8 balls, then press down to flatten
  4. Top with a few more chopped nuts and bake for 10-12mins until firm

Ice Cream

  1. Freeze 1 banana (peeled and sliced) for at least 2hrs until solid
  2. Blend the banana with 100ml of milk or 2-3 spoons of natural yoghurt
    until a smooth consistency is achieved
  3. Add in vanilla extract, chopped nuts, berries, chocolate shavings etc.


  1. Blend 1 ripe banana with 1 egg, ½ cup (50g) oats, ½ tsp baking powder and 1
    scoop of protein powder (optional). You can add in 1 tsp cocoa powder to make
    chocolate versions!
  2. Lightly grease a frying pan with cooking spray/olive/coconut oil, then fry
    portions of the batter for around 2mins on each side until all batter is used.
  3. Serve up with fresh fruit, honey, peanut butter, yoghurt etc.