Banana Raisin Bread


Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup raisins, set aside some for toppings
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces egg
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar dissolved in 1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon banana flavoring or vanilla extract

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and flavoring. Mix together until well combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana and raisins.

2. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan until 3/4 full. Top with remaining raisins.

3. Bake in preheated oven at 150 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes out with few crumbs (not wet batter). Remove from oven and let cool. Run a knife around the pan to remove the bread.

Dulce De Leche Banana Bread


Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon buttermilk dissolved in 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon banana flavoring or vanilla extract

Dulce de Leche:
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 piece egg yolk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter

Procedures:
Part 1(banana bread)
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and flavoring. Mix together until well combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana.

2. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan until 3/4 full.

3. Bake in reheated oven at 150 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes out with few crumbs (not wet batter). Remove from oven and let cool. Run a knife around the pan to remove the bread. Set aside.

Part 2(dulce de leche):
1. In a saucepan combine the condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolk, and cornstarch. Mix until the egg and cornstarch as well blended.

2. Cook over medium heat while stirring consistently until mixture becomes thick around 20-30 minutes.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and butter.Let it cool.

4. Top banana bread with dulce de leche. Serve and enjoy.

Banana and Nuts Muffin


Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces egg
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoon buttermilk dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoon banana flavoring or vanilla extract
1/4 cup cashew nuts, chopped

Procedures:

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and flavoring. Mix together until well combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana.

2. Fill each nonstick muffin cup with batter until 3/4 full. Top with chopped nuts.

3. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes out with few crumbs (not wet batter). Remove from oven and let cool.

Banana Nut Bread


Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces egg
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoon buttermilk dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoon banana flavoring or vanilla extract
1/4 cup nuts,chopped (in this recipe we used candied cashew nuts) optional

Note:you can substitute then buttermilk mixture with 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and flavoring. Mix together until well combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana.

2. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan until 3/4 full. Top with chopped nuts.

3. Bake in reheated oven at 150 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes out with few crumbs (not wet batter). Remove from oven and let cool. Run a knife around the pan to remove the bread.

Chicken and Banana Adobo

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken and Banana Adobo is another variety of popular Filipino Adobo. This dish is similar to traditional chicken adobo with fried banana.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
3-4 pieces cardava banana (saba), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
2 tablespoons sugar
salt to taste
1/4 cup cooking oil
1-2 cups chicken broth

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine chicken, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, soy sauce and vinegar.
2. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes.
3. Drain garlic and chicken then reserve the sauce. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry banana until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, fry marinated chicken for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Reduce oil to 1 tablespoon. Add garlic then fry until light brown.
3. Pour marinade and water then simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add fried banana and sugar then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Banana Peanut Butter French Rolls

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana Peanut Butter French Rolls is a simple yet special bread dish that can be served together with hot coffee. The bread flatten then fill with peanut butter and banana. Roll then dip in egg and milk mixture. Coated with sugar and cinnamon powder then fry until golden brown.

Ingredients:
10 slices white bread
1 cup peanut butter
2-3 pieces banana, peeled and cut into quarter vertically
1 raw egg
1/2 cup milk
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 cup butter
caramel syrup (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon powder then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine egg and milk then whisk until combined.

Part 2
1. Remove the crusts from each slice of bread then flatten with a rolling pin.
2. Fill each slice with peanut butter.
3. Add sliced banana and drizzle with caramel syrup then roll the bread tightly.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt butter. Dip each roll in egg-milk mixture then roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
2. Lightly fry each roll until golden brown. Drain.
3. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. serve immediately with hot coffee.

No Cook Banana Chocolate Pudding

Filipino Style Recipe: No Cook Banana Chocolate Pudding is an easy to prepare dish and does not need any cooking or baking. The pudding tastes like soft ice cream so your kids will really love it.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups cold milk
1 pack (5 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup whipped cream
1 (240 grams) sour cream
1 (16 oz) cookies such as shortbread cookies
8 bananas, peeled and sliced

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the chocolate pudding mix and milk then beat together until it thickens.
2. Add the sour cream and beat again. Fold in whipped cream. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a rectangular container, arrange a layer of cookies at the bottom.
2. Spread a layer of the pudding mixture, then a layer of slicked bananas.
3. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are consumed.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip: Soak bananas in orange juice or water with vit c to avoid darkening.

Banana-Choco Crepes

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana-Choco Crepes is a popular dessert made of very thin pancakes originated from France. It is consists of flour, eggs, milk, vanilla and salt whisk together then cooked and swirl in hot pan with butter until almost set. Crepes can be serve with different variety of fillings.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5 minutes
Good for 6 crepes

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)
1 ripe plantain, sliced
chocolate ice cream
chocolate syrup
confectioner’s sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour and eggs. Whisk well.
2. Add milk, vanilla extract, butter and salt. Mix until well combine.

Part 2
1. In a non-stick pan, melt butter then scoop and pour 1/4 cup of batter.
2. Swirl the batter then cook for 20 seconds or until almost set. Flip and cook the other side.
3. Transfer to serving plate then place the banana slices and a scoop of chocolate ice cream in the center.
4. Fold both side to form a triangle then pour chocolate syrup on top. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar then serve.

Banana Crumb Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins is another delicious pastry similar to banana bread. Mainly made up of bananas mixed together with muffin mixture, topped with crumb. This muffin has a very delicious and good smell while the crumb gives a crunchy texture.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes
Yield: 10 muffins

Ingredients:
Banana Mixture:
4 medium overripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Flour Mixture:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumb Mixture:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon until well blended.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the bananas, white sugar, vanilla, and egg until well blended.
3. Combine the banana mixture with the flour mixture until just blended or sticky. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and sugar until it they form small crumbs.
2. In a muffin pan lined with muffin cups, spoon the banana-flour batter until almost full.
3. Sprinkle the crumbs on top then bake in preheated oven over 350 Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
4. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Braised Pork in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Braised pork in oyster sauce is another simple yet delicious pork dish similar to adobo and estofado. I usually cooked pork in a blend of soy sauce, water, sugar, garlic and peppercorn. Then simmered in oyster sauce together with fried bananas and hard-boiled eggs.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo pork belly, cut into serving pieces
4 pieces plantain bananas(saba), sliced diagonally
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
1/8 teaspoon dried chili flakes
10 pieces quail eggs, hard-boiled
1 cup water
cooking oil for frying
2 pieces star anise(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(optional)
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry the sliced bananas until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a casserole, combine pork, garlic, soy sauce, water, sugar, star anise and peppercorn then marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Place the casserole in a stove then cook pork for 30 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
2. Add oyster sauce, fried bananas, hard-boiled quail eggs and chili flakes then simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then continue cooking until the sauce is thicken.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.