Banana honey bread Thermomix recipe

30 seconds honey banana bread Thermomix recipe

 

30 seconds Banana honey bread Thermomix recipe

Light, fluffy and scrumptious banana honey bread. From ingredients to oven in under one minute thanks to Momo the Thermomix. 

  • 4 bananas – as ripe as possible
  • 125 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams honey
  • 230 grams self raising flour
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C

  2. Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 5.

  3. Pour the mixture into a lined baking tin or silicone mould. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes.

  4. Serve warm with a hot chocolate or cup of tea!

 30 seconds honey banana bread Thermomix recipe

Never let another over-ripe banana go to waste again!

Another batch of this deliciously moist honey banana bread is currently baking in my oven – ooooh I wish I could transfer the smell via the internet, it is divine!

What I love best about this recipe is that it is so easy to make and only uses ingredients most people will have in their cupboards already. And best of all: it goes from ingredients to oven in less than a minute!

I know it will disappear very quickly as soon as the kids come back from school.

I mean – who doesn’t love banana bread?! Loaded with ripe fruits, substitute some of the sugar for honey and you’ve got yourself a perfect recipe for a bit of weekend baking with the kids.

This is definitely the only banana honey bread recipe you will ever need, certainly the only one I use.

You can also use this as a basic banana bread recipe. Add raisins, walnuts or hazelnuts to make it a banana honey and nuts bread. Perfect for breakfast on the go!

Sometimes I even add frozen blueberries to make a blueberry banana cake.

Ready to give this a go? Get all your ingredients ready, turn your oven on and go go go.

See you in 30 seconds?

As ever if you’ve enjoyed these pesto and pistachio muffins, I’d be extremely grateful if you could leave a comment below.
Bon appetit – Enjoy x

For more Thermomix baking ideas – head over here.

Still for bananas to use? Have you tried our 3 ingredients oatmeal Thermomix magic balls yet? Nut-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy free – if you replace the chocolate chips with raisins, Full of healthy stuff, Delicious, No added sugar, No butter, No flour, Incredibly practical for busy mornings, And did I say, very morish?! Can these Thermomix magic ‘balls’ be any more perfect?

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumbles Thermomix recipe

 

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe

Warm yourself up from the inside with this delicious rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe.

This classic combination is a favourite in every household, it certainly is in ours – and this is a way to make it even healthier. Because of the oat and nuts, it has a lower gluten content which makes it easier to digest.

Our Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe is one to love and this will be a dessert you return to time and time again. 

A little warning though – it makes for a rather sharp fruit combination. If you like things a bit sweeter, then add more brown sugar to the fruits (50 to 100g should be plenty!)

You thought a classic fruit crumble couldn’t be any more comforting? 

This Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe is adapted from a recipe I came across in the Tesco magazine.

  • 400 g rhubarb
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 g honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 75 g butter, chilled
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 50 g oats
  • 100 g pecan or walnuts
  • 75 g brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  2. Place 6 Granny Smith apples, quartered and 400g rhubarb stalks, cut in chunks in the mixing bowls. Chop for 10 seconds / speed 4. Scrape down the sides.

  3. We like our fruits stewed – if you do too: add 50g honey, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tsp cinnamon and 3tbsp water to the mixing bowl. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low without measuring cup.

    Otherwise, combine the chopped apple and rhubarb with 50g honey, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tsp cinnamon in an oven proof dish. Just add an extra 20 minutes to the oven cooking time if you take that option.

  4. Divide the mixture between 6 ramekins and leave to cool.

  5. Rinse and dry the mixing bowl.

  6. Place 100g pecan or walnuts in the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 4.

  7. Add 75g butter, chilled and cubed, 75g plain flour, 50g oats, and 75g demerara sugar to the mixing bowl. Press Turbo 3 times. 

  8. Sprinkle evenly over the apple and rhubarb mixture and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. 

  9. Serve with Thermomix vanilla custard, vanilla ice cream or cream.

Thermomix banana & blueberry cake

Blueberry banana cake Thermomix recipe

Blueberry banana cake Thermomix recipe

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Blueberry banana cake Thermomix recipe

Another rainy and cold Saturday afternoon here in the UK usually means baking in this house.

One of the twins wanted banana cake, the other a blueberry cake – so how about combining the 2?

The result: a tender, golden loave, a divine smell throughout the house and some very happy children!

This deliciously moist loaf cake is best served still warm in my opinion.

 

Serves 6

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 1h10

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30g milk
  • Zest of one lemon (optional)
  • 100g fresh blueberries – or fully defrosted if using frozen ones.

 

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C
  2. Add 150g sugar and 125g butter to the mixing bowl. Mix for 60 seconds / speed 4.
  3. Add 2 eggs, 3 ripe bananas and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix for a further 60 seconds / speed 5.
  4. Add 225g flour, 1tsp baking powder, 30g milk, zest of one lemon and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix for 60 seconds / speed 4.
  5. Pour the cake batter into a pre-greased cake tin. Fold in 100g fresh blueberries.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes or until a clean knife inserted comes out clean

Delicious. Bon appetit x

The Galette des Rois – a very French tradition in the Thermomix

The Galette des Rois – a very French tradition in the Thermomix

Happy Epiphany!

When you thought the food fest was over, everyone was on a diet and on dry January, comes a very French national obsession with the Galette des Rois (King’s cake). It celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem.

Since the 14th Century, this dessert has been served but only once a year and every single child in France is waiting with great anticipation for Epiphany (6th January).

If you’re passing through France right now, you will undoubtedly notice these delicious cakes everywhere, in your local boulangerie obviously but also in every supermarket up and down the country.

This scrumptious-looking cake is made of puff pastry, filled with frangipane – sweet almonds, butter, eggs, and sugar. It’s flaky, sweet and best served warm, straight out of the oven.

But the reason children love this cake so much is much more than because of its delicious taste, it is also brought by the excitement of finding out whether you will be the lucky one to discover the ‘Feve’ (charm), hidden inside the cake and therefore become the King or Queen for the day.


 

Serves 8

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets of all butter puff pastry, ready rolled
  • 80g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A bit of milk

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. Add 80g unsalted butter to the mixing bowl. Turn on for 1 minute / speed 4, to soften it. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add the whisk, 80g caster sugar, 80g ground almond, 1 egg, 1 tsp rum, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix for 3 minutes / speed 2 increasing progressively to speed 4.
  4. To assemble: using a plate as a guide, cut out a 20cm round from a pastry sheet and a slightly bigger one from the other sheet.
  5. Place the smaller circle on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  6. Spoon the almond mixture into the centre of the smaller circle and spread it evenly over the pastry, leaving a clear margin around the edge. Add the ‘feve’ (charm). In the olden days, they used to use a broad bean! Tip: the nearer the edge it is placed, the less likely you are to cut right through it when slicing the cake.
  7. Cover with the bigger circle and press the edges firmly together using your finger and thumb.
  8. Lightly beat the egg with a few drops of milk and brush the galette with the mixture. Using the back of a knife, design a spiral of curved sunshine rays starting from the centre of the galette and extending right to the edge. Or you can simply criss-cross the top of the galette with a knife.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes.
  10. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve while still warm.

The tradition wants that the youngest person – usually a child, but can be equally fun with adults only – present goes under the table and randomly allocates each slice of galette to the guests.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

 

Clementine and Prosecco trifle – Thermomix dinner party dessert

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Clementine and Prosecco trifle – Thermomix dinner party dessert

I made this Olive Magazine recipe for Christmas and it looks and tastes absolutely delicious and would be perfect for any dinner party.

The original recipe calls for shop bought Madeira cake and candied fruits, which would be absolutely fine too.

 

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Serves 8

Active time: 1h10 minutes – Total time: 1h10 minutes 

Ingredients:

Madeira cake – active time: 5 minutes. Total time: 55 minutes (can be shop bought if you prefer)

  • 175g butter, at room temperature
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds

Whipped cream – active time: 2 minutes. Total time: 2 minutes

  • 250ml whipping cream

Prosecco Sabayon – active time: 1 minute. Total time: 9 minutes

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 125ml Prosecco

Candied oranges – active time: 15 minutes. Total time: 1 hour (can be shop bought if you prefer)

  • 3 organic oranges
  • 1L water
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 50g orange juice (you’ll get this from the oranges

Others 

  • 8 clementines
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 tins clementine segments in juice
  • 2 leaves gelatine, soaked in 2 tbsp prosecco

Let’s go…

  1. MADEIRA CAKE: preheat your oven to 170C.
  2. Peel the skin of one lemon and add to the mixing bowl. Grate for 5 seconds / speed 8 (you need to have a very fine grated zest). Set aside in a small container.
  3. Add 175g butter, and 175g caster sugar to the mixing bowl. Whisk for 3 minutes / speed 5.
  4. Put on the Thermomix to speed 3 (no timer) and add 3 large eggs, one at a time. Add the grated lemon zest and a few drops of vanilla extracts.  Add 200g self-raising flour, a few spoonful at a time. Add 50g ground almonds. Stop mixing when you have a thick and smooth batter.
  5. Tip the batter into a loaf tin, lined with greaseproof paper.
  6. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Leave to cool completely before slicing.
  7. Clean and dry your TM bowl.
  8. PROSECCO SABAYON: Insert butterfly whisk into mixing bowl.
  9. Add 3 egg yolks, 30g sugar, and 125ml Prosecco to the mixing bowl. Cook for 8 minutes / 70C / Speed 3.
  10. Set aside in a bowl and leave to cool completely.
  11. Clean and dry your TM bowl.
  12. Halve 8 clementines, remove pips and add them (including the skin) to the mixing bowl with 100g caster sugar. Whizz for 20 seconds / speed 10.
  13. Pour the purée into a fine sieve and let the juice drip through, scrape through using a spoon if you need to.
  14. Gently melt the gelatine in the 2 tbsp prosecco in a microwave or pan, being careful not to let it boil. Measure out 250ml of the clementine purée and stir in the gelatine (discard the remaining liquid).
  15. Clean and dry your TM bowl.
  16. CANDIED ORANGES (warning: this will take about an hour). Peel the skin into quarters. Be very careful not to get any of the actual orange flesh but still get as much of the white bit as possible. Slice each ‘quarter’ into 0.5cm wide strips.
  17. Add the orange skin strips and 1-liter water to the mixing bowl. Cook for 20 minutes / Varoma / Reverse speed low.
  18. In the meantime, start assembling the trifle: drain the clementine segments in a colander, safeguarding the juice in a bowl. Lay 4 slices of Madeira cake, sliced into fingers, in a trifle bowl then add the clementine segments and about 50ml juice. Pour over the clementine jelly. Chill until you’ve made the next layer.
  19. Drain the skin strips and put them back in the mixing bowl with 250g caster sugar and 50g smooth orange juice (if you are using the skin-less oranges, be careful to drain the bits out). Cook for 20 minutes / Varoma / Reverse speed low, without the measuring cup. If there’s any liquid left in the bowl at the end of the 20 minutes, cook again for a few more minutes.
  20. Leave the candied oranges to cool on greaseproof paper (careful, they’re hot and covered in boiling caramel!). To make them less sticky, roll them into sugar.
  21. Clean and dry your TM bowl.
  22. WHIPPING CREAM: insert the butterfly whisk. Add 250ml whipping cream to the mixing bowl. Set your Thermomix for 1 minute / speed 3. However, you’ll have to check the density from the hole and decide by sight when it is ready.
  23. By this point, the sabayon should be cool. Fold it through the whipped cream, trying not to knock any air out.
  24. Add the cream on top of the trifle and chill for at least one hour (I made mine the day before and it was perfect!). Take out of the fridge 1/2 hour before serving and decorate with candied oranges and chopped pistachios.Delicious. Bon appetit x

Prune sponge pudding – ready in under 10 minutes

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Prune sponge pudding – ready in under 10 minutes

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Serves 4

Active time: 2 minutes – Total time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

Prune pudding

  • 1 x 290g tin of pitted prunes
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g soft dark brown sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 heaped tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 a level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml milk
  • Golden syrup & creme fraiche to serve.

Let’s go…

  1. Add 100g plain flour, 50g soft dark brown sugar, 50g unsalted butter, 1 heaped tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda,  one egg and 75ml milk into the mixing bowl. Mix for 30 seconds / Speed 4.
  2. Get 4 cups that will all fit in your microwave at the same time. Tip the prunes into a bowl, then spoon 1 tbsp of their syrupy juice into each of the cups. Divide the prunes between the 4 cups and top with the cake batter.
  3. Pop the puddings into the microwave to cook on full power for 6 minutes. Drizzle with a bit of golden syrup and top with creme fraiche.

How easy was that!

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Apple clafouti (kla-FOO-tee) – with or without a Thermomix

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Apple clafoutis (kla-FOO-tee) – with or without a Thermomix

A clafouti (pronounced kla-FOO-tee) is traditionally a rustic French dessert. It consists of fruits baked in a custard-like batter similar to pancake batter. It’s simply delicious and brings back so many fond memories of summers at my grandparent’s house!

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For gluten free, replace plain flour by your favourite gluten-free option.


Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 big apples (or 6 medium ones) – mixed variety only adds to the taste!
  • 50g plain butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 80g plain flour
  • 300g full fat milk
  • A pinch of salt

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Lightly grease a 20cm oven proof dish. Peel and slice 4 apples. Place them in the greased dish.
  3. Add 50g plain butter to the TM bowl. Melt for 3 minutes / 60C / Speed 2.
  4. Add 80g plain flour, 125g caster sugar, 4 eggs and 300ml full fat milk. Mix for 1 minutes / speed 3. 
  5. Pour the batter over the apples.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Best served still warm with a creme anglaise (or a good old custard will be just as good!)

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Thermomix magic vanilla custard cake

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Thermomix magic vanilla custard cake

Prepare to be wowed by this super-simple magic cake.

A single cake batter that comes out of the oven with three distinct layers, a crust layer at the bottom, a creamy custard in the middle, topped by a fluffy cake layer. And it only requires 7 ingredients!

Truly magic and delicious.

Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe, feel free to experiment by adding other flavours: fresh raspberries, chocolate, lemon, orange & cinnamon, blackberries, the possibilities are endless.

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Can be frozen

For gluten free, replace plain flour with buckwheat flour


Serves 8

Active time: 20 minutes – Total time: 55 minutes + 2 hours resting time.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 500g milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 115g plain flour

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and make sure your mixing bowl is thoroughly clean and dry.
  2. Add 4 egg whites and a pinch of salt to the mixing bowl. Add the butterfly whisk. Mix for 3 – 4 minutes / speed 4. (until still peaks are formed)
  3. Set aside and give your bowl a quick rinse.
  4. Add 500g milk and one vanilla pod, split in half, to the mixing bowl. Heat for 9 minutes / 70C / speed 2.
  5. Set aside in a jug.
  6. Give your bowl a quick wash.
  7. Add 125g butter and set for 3 minutes / 60C / speed 2.
  8. Add 4 egg yolks, 120g sugar. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4.
  9. Set the bowl to be continually on speed 2. Add a few drops of vanilla essence and 115g plain flour, one spoonful at a time.
  10. Disregard the vanilla pod from the milk and gradually add the warm milk to the bowl.
  11. Stop the mixing process, take the lid off and very gently fold in the stiff egg whites.
  12. Grease a cake tin with butter. Pour in the mixture and slam the dish on a work surface three times so that the air bubbles come out.
  13. Bake for 35 minutes at 170C.
  14. Leave to cool and then rest in the fridge for 2 hours.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Thermomix brioche steam baked in the Varoma

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Thermomix brioche steam baked in the Varoma

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Can be frozen

For gluten-free, replace plain flour with buckwheat flour

Serves 8

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 65 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 120g milk
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 20g butter at room temperature
  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg & 1 egg yolk

Let’s go…

  1. Add 120g milk, 30g caster sugar, 20g butter and 20g fresh yeast to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 minutes / 37C / Speed 2.
  2. Add 280g flour, one egg, and 1/2 tsp salt. Knead for 3 minutes / Kneading mode.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls.
  4. Grease the Varoma dish with butter. Let the dough balls rest in the Varoma for 1/2 hour.
  5. In the meantime, clean the mixing bowl.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180C
  7. Once the dough ball has risen, add 500ml water the mixing bowl and bake the brioche in the Varoma for 20 minutes / Varoma / speed 1.
  8. Brush the loaves with the egg yolk and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180C to add a bit of colour.

You can also add a square of chocolate inside each dough ball during step 3.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Marble cake steam baked in the Thermomix Varoma (yes really!)

 

 

Marble cake steam baked in the Thermomix Varoma (yes really!)

Recipe updated on 24/01/18

Marble cake steam baked in the Thermomix Varoma (yes really!)

The French Thermomix Facebook groups went completely wild for this recipe this weekend and having tried it myself now, I have to say WOW, just WOW!

You have to try it to believe it!

In terms of which mould to use, it seems that pretty much anything goes. Just make sure it fits in your Varoma though.

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Can be frozen

For gluten-free, replace plain flour by buckwheat


Serves 8

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 225g butter, at room temperature
  • 50g milk
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • a few drops of vanilla essence

Let’s go…

  1. Add all the ingredients in the mixing bowl, except the cocoa powder. Mix for 1 minutes / speed 5.
  2. Divide the batter in 2. Add 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder to the batter remaining in the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 3.
  3. Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the tin alternately. Use a skewer to swirl the mixture around in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect.
  4. Place the tin in the Varoma (careful to leave enough openings for the steam to rise). Fill the mixing bowl with water. Bake 50 minutes / Varoma / Speed 1.

Delicious. Bon appetit x