Keep it sweet
As they’re so naturally sweet, bananas are great to use in baking alongside, or even in place of, traditional sugars and sweeteners - look out for bananas with blackened and brown skins as the sweet flavour intensifies as the fruit ripens. Their soft texture can also help to bind ingredients and add moistness to the final bake. It’s not always a straightforward swap when baking, but have a go with some of these easy recipes as a starting point. These ultimate healthy flapjacks contain only naturally occurring sugars and no butter, instead using the squidgy banana to help bind the oats, fruits and nuts with a little coconut oil and honey. For something a little more special, these berry banana cupcakes use only bananas and fresh berries to achieve their sweet flavour.