Banana-maple towers

Banana-maple towers

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A smart, low fat dessert to impress your guests

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
265
protein
8g
carbs
48g
fat
6g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
7g
salt
0.47g

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp butter
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml/½ pt semi-skimmed milk
  • 50g sultanas
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tsp reduced fat crème fraîche
  • grated nutmeg, optional

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6 and grease four 150ml dariole moulds or heatproof teacups with the butter – this will help you turn out the puddings and add a touch more flavour.
  2. Mash the banana in a mixing bowl, using a fork. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, then stir in the breadcrumbs, sugar, milk and sultanas.
  3. Spoon the mixture evenly into the moulds or teacups. Arrange them in a small roasting dish, and then pour in enough hot water to reach about halfway up their sides.
  4. Bake uncovered, for 35 minutes, until set. Cool for a few moments, then turn out onto small serving plates. Drizzle a tablespoon of maple syrup over each pudding, then finish with a teaspoon of crème fraîche and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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willow_tree's picture

Positives: low-fat and very quick to make (I just blitzed all the ingredients in a food processor).

Negatives: appearance and texture very disappointing. The mashed banana made it grey, rather than the golden brown shown in the photo above. Too much milk also - I baked them for 35 mins per the recipe, but they came out soggy and dense in the middle. I would definitely *not* recommend this for a dinner party, as the recipe suggests!

windylindy123's picture
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Very underwhelming. It looked flacid and tasted...ok... Although I suppose at least it's low fat and quick if you need a pudding fix! ;o)

naomibrook21's picture
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I did this as a whole pudding as i didnt have any individual ones. It was still very tastey and i would definitely make it again.

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