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?

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Pesto and pistachio muffins Thermomix recipe

Pesto and pistachio muffins Thermomix recipe

Looking for something deliciously different? Try these delicious pesto and pistachios muffins.
Savoury muffins I hear you say? Yes absolutely! They taste just as good as the sweet alternative.
These delicious pesto and pistachio muffins are soft, fluffy, very light and truly scrumptious.
Serve them straight from the oven with a nice green salad for a quick and healthy dinner. They also make a very good alternative to sandwiches for lunch boxes (Not in a school though because of the nuts!!). How about adding them to your scrumptious brunch?
Packed full of flavours, you can make them on Sunday and then freeze for the rest of the week. Cake for lunch anyone?!
The first time I made pesto and pistachio muffins, was to bring them for an aperitif, where they were gone in seconds – literally!
We’ve also eaten them as a family dinner, still warm from the oven with a side salad and some green beans.
They are simply scrumptious and a total doddle to make. This is a great recipe to use leftover pesto.
The Momo touch:
  • You will go from raw, unchopped ingredients to ready to bake in under 10 minutes.
  • Grate cheese, add the rest of the ingredients and mix it all, all in one bowl – easy peasy!
  • No need to use tons of pots and pans and no washing up at all since Momo will clean itself!
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
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Pesto and pistachio muffins Thermomix recipe

Looking for something deliciously different? Try these delicious pesto and pistachios muffins.

Savoury muffins I hear you say? Yes absolutely! They taste just as good as the sweet alternative.

These delicious pesto and pistachio muffins are soft, fluffy, very light and truly scrumptious.

  • 80 grams gruyere cheese
  • 50 grams fresh basil
  • 50 grams pine nuts
  • 10 grams olive oil
  • 100 grams milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 180 grams self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 60 grams pistachio
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C.

  2. Add 80 grams gruyere cheese to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5

  3. Add 50 grams fresh basil, 50 grams pine nuts, and mix for 5 seconds / speed 6.

  4. Add 10 grams olive oil, 100 grams milk, 3 eggs, 180 grams self-raising flour, and salt & pepper. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4. 

  5. Add 60 grams pistachios and mix for 10 seconds / speed 3. 

  6. Transfer the dough to muffin cases / mould. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on size. 

 

Green salad with lemon and elderflower dressing

Garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing – with or without a Thermomix

Garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing.

This salad with lemon and elderflower dressing is easily halved to serve two or doubled for a crowd.

When entertaining or even cooking for my own family, I am always looking for something new and refreshing. This garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing recipe fits the bill perfectly.

This is the perfect BBQ salad as well as a healthy vegetarian/vegan, light meal.

This salad is incredibly versatile. Add cooked beetroots, feta cheese, rice noodles, croutons, bacon bits, chicken or salmon pieces etc to the recipe and you’ll have a variety of options to suit every palate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like a lot of recipes on this blog, feel free to use good old pots and pans instead of a Thermomix.

The Momo touch:

  • Make the lemon and elderflower dressing in seconds.
  • Cook vegetables perfectly and crunchy every time.
  • no need to worry about forgetting pots and pans on the hob.

I am a true believer that THE SECRET of any salad is the dressing. This lemon and elderflower dressing really is what makes this salad so very special.

Mix sharp lemon juice with sweet elderflower. Coat tender asparagus, peas, and crunchy sugar snaps. This certainly is a truly divine combination.

Elderflower is very much associated with long summer’s days. It makes wonderfully, refreshing summer drinks.

Did you know that the cordial can have many other uses? It also makes a stunning lemon and elderflower dressing (or vinaigrette as we like to call salad dressing in France).

This simple, yet delicious green salad with lemon and elderflower dressing, is perfect for preparing the night before for tomorrow’s lunch – just keep the dressing and the vegetables separate until the last minute.

Enjoy x

Looking for more salad inspiration? Click here to find out what my all-time favorite salad recipe is… the one that kids, as well as friends, ask for over and over again.

Garden salad with elderflower and lemon dressing

When entertaining or even cooking for my own family, I am always looking for something new and refreshing. This garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing recipe fits the bill perfectly.

This is the perfect BBQ salad as well as a healthy vegetarian/vegan, light meal.

  • 1 lemon
  • 5 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 5 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 bunch of small asparagus, cut in half
  • 150 grams sugar snaps
  • 100 grams peas (Fresh or frozen)
  • 150 grams radishes
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 little gem lettuces
  1. Wash the lemon and peel its skin with a vegetable peeler. Add the peels to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 6. Scrape down the sides.

  2. Add the juice of the lemon, 5tbsp elderflower cordial, 5tbsp white wine vinegar, 8tbsp rapeseed oil. Mix for 5 seconds. Set your dressing aside.

  3. Give the TM bowl a quick rinse. Fill the bowl with 1L water

  4. Prep the vegetables in the Varoma trays: Add 1 bunch of asparagus, cut in half, 150g sugar snaps and 100g peas to the trays. Make sure you leave gaps for the steam to circulate around. Steam for 20 minutes / Varoma / Speed 2.

  5. In the meantime, prepare your lettuce, slice the radishes thinly and slice the red onions. Arrange all in a large flat serving bowl.

  6. When the rest of the vegetables are ready, put them in ice cold water straight away to stop the cooking and keep the crunchiness. 

  7. Dry the vegetables and arrange over the salad. When it’s time to serve, add the dressing and toss. 

  8. Serve straight away. Bon appetit. Enjoy x

Easy Thermomix Dinner Party

Mary Berry’s goats cheese and shallots tart made in the Thermomix

 

Mary Berry's goats cheese and shallots tart made in the Thermomix

A quick and delicious Thermomix tart recipe, which is perfect for an easy family dinner, as an impressive starter for a dinner party or on a picnic to impress friends.

This slight twist on the classic caramelized onion and goat’s cheese tart is really quick and easy, specially when made as Thermomix tart. 

Creamy goats cheese and sweet shallots, baked on top of a shortcrust pastry – there’s a good reason this Thermomix tart has remained a classic in pubs and restaurants up and down the country for the past few decades. 

It’s a very simple and extremely tasty combination. Quite simply put, a stunning pairing.

Shortcrust pastry

  • 30 g walnuts
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 75 unsalted butter (as chilled as possible)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50 g iced water

Filling

  • 500 g shallots (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 300 g soft goats cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  1. Preheat your oven to 200C
  2. Make the pastry: place walnuts in mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  3. Add all the other pastry ingredients. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4. Remove pastry from mixing bowl, form a ball, wrap in cling film and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Give the mixing bowl a quick rinse.
  5. Add 500g shallots to the mixing bowl. Chop for 10 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the side.
  6. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / speed 1.
  7. Cook for the further 10 minutes / 75C / reverse speed low.
  8. Add 2tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1tbsp light muscovado sugar and cook for 15 minutes / 75C / reverse speed low without measuring cup.
  9. Set aside to cool.
  10. Add 300g goats cheese, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp chopped parsley and salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 3.
  11. Roll out the chilled pastry to the thickness of a pound coin on a lightly floured work surface, then use to line the tart tin. Prick the base here and there with a fork. Spoon the shallot mixture into the pastry case, pour the goats cheese mixture over it.
  12. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and the filling is just set and golden.
  13. Serve warm or cold.

Looking for a new tart mould? We can not recommend this De Buyer one highly enough. 

It’s got a removable bottom for easy release, it’s ideal for cooking traditional tarts, tart bases, pies or quiches and at 32cm diameter it is a great size.

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3 ingredients Oatmeal breakfast ‘balls’ in the Thermomix

3 ingredients Oatmeal breakfast ‘balls’ in the Thermomix.

These little balls are:

  1. Nut-free
  2. Gluten-free
  3. Egg-free
  4. Dairy free – if you replace the chocolate chips with raisins
  5. Full of healthy stuff
  6. Delicious
  7. No added sugar
  8. No butter
  9. No flour
  10. Incredibly practical for busy mornings
  11. And did I say, very morish?!

Can these be any more perfect?

Recipe found on Facebook and adapted to the Thermomix

It said:

“Cookies for Breakfast? YES!!! These EASY 3-ingredient breakfast cookies taste like banana bread and oatmeal cookies in one. They are warm and gooey, and taste best if eaten right out of the oven! Try them with any combination like raisins, walnuts, etc.”

So we did!

Makes about 16

Active time: 2 minutes – Total time: 17 minutes

The original recipe asks for

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 90g uncooked quick oat*
  • 40g chocolate chips

* for gluten-free, watch out which oats you use as manufacturing methods can mean contact with wheat

This is how I made them just now and the kids can have them for after school snacks (if there’s any left!!).

If I was to make them for breakfast, I would replace the chocolate chips with raisins or any other chopped dried fruits or nuts (or both really!!), maybe add a bit of golden syrup too.

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Form about 16 balls either using your hands or 2 spoons. Place on a baking tray.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

 

Awesome sausage rolls – Thermomix recipe

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Aww sausage rolls, the perfect treat for any occasion from snacks to canapes with a drink – it’s not a party without a good sausage roll! – or make them a bit bigger and serve them for an easy dinner with a simple salad!

They are so versatile too, add your favourite herbs or dried fruit, and totally transform the flavours.

Once you’ve had a go and tasted a home-made sausage roll, you will never go back to a shop bought one again.

They can be cooked well in advance, frozen then defrosted and warmed through when needed.


 

Makes about 16

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • About 10 sage leaves
  • 15ml olive oil
  • 400g sausage meat
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg
  • 250 g ready-made puff pastry
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 free-range egg
  • Ground pepper

Let’s go…

  1. Add one red onion, halved, one garlic clove and 1 tbsp Dijon mustard to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add 400g sausage meat, 10 sage leaves, 2 pinches of nutmeg and salt & pepper to taste. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 5.
  3. Cut pastry sheets in half lengthways into 2 long rectangles.
  4. Divide the meat mixture between each pastry strip and spread out in the middle.
  5. Sprinkle with grated cheese (optional).
  6. Roll and cut each strip into mini sausage rolls.
  7. Space each sausage roll out on a baking tray. Brush with egg wash and top with ground pepper.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Healthy allspice apple muffins – Thermomix recipe

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Healthy allspice apple muffins – Thermomix recipe

Apples are perfect for cake recipes. They add a great taste as well as moisture. So they’re brilliant in muffins!

These particular recipe takes no time at all to throw together, they’re perfect for breakfast, packed lunches or for an after-school snack.

Sweet, wonderful, homemade, cinnamon, apple, autumn smells throughout your house. That’s what I’m talking about.

We use whole wheat flour, and less sugar in this recipe to make it all a bit healthier.

* To ensure Momo & the Gang remains completely free to use, this post may contain affiliate links.


Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, skin on, quartered
  • 240ml milk
  • 2tsp white vinegar
  • 70g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 130g self raising flour
  • 200g whole wheat flour
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1tsp allspice

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. Add apple to the mixing bowl. Grate for 5 seconds / speed 7.
  3. Add all the other ingredients to the mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute / speed 4. 
  4. Fill individual muffin cases. Bake for 15 minutes.

Smoked salmon, comte and cream cheese bites – Christmas recipe with or without a Thermomix

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Smoked salmon, comte and cream cheese bites – Christmas recipe with or without a Thermomix

These little fluffy bites are gluten free, low carbs and whisked together in minutes. What more would you want…

This recipe makes 36 bite-sized mini muffins which look beautiful sprinkled with fresh chive.

My children also love them in their lunch box.

* To ensure Momo & the Gang remains completely free to use, this post may contain affiliate links.

Makes 36

Active time: 2 minutes – Total time: 17 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 100g comte cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g cream cheese – Philadelphia type
  • 200g creme fraiche
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A small bunch of fresh chive
  • 100g smoked salmon, roughly chopped

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Lightly grease mini muffin tray. This is the one I use. (affiliate link)
  3. Add 100g comte cheese to the mixing bowl. Grate for 5 seconds/speed 5. Set aside.
  4. Add 6 eggs, 250g cream cheese, 200g creme fraiche, a small bunch of fresh chive and salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 3.
  5. Add the smoked salmon. Mix for 10 seconds/reverse speed 1.
  6. Pour into greased muffin tray. Sprinkle grated comte on top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Croque Monsieur Thermomix recipe – the real one so that you can pretend you’re seating at a Parisian café reading Sartre

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Croque Monsieur Thermomix recipe – the ridiculously French one so that you can pretend you’re seating at a Parisian café reading Sartre

If you associate croque monsieur with a simple ham and cheese toastie, think again!

A proper croque monsieur, like the one you find in all good boulangeries in France, is made of baked ham and cheese and smothered in a velvety, smooth bechamel sauce.

It is so easy and comforting, makes for super quick dinner and is so damn delicious!

Once you’ve mastered this recipe, the next step is the croque madame – same recipe, just with a fried egg on top.

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Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £5.58

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 500ml milk – £0.32
  • 40g salted butter – £0.26
  • 60g plain flour – £0.03
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg – £0.05
  • 150g grated gruyere cheese – £2.02
  • 8 slices white bread – £0.30
  • Dijon mustard – £0.10
  • 4 slices ham (not wafer thin) – £2.50

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Add 500g milk, 40g butter, 60g plain flour, salt & pepper to taste to the Thermomix bowl. Cook for 8 minutes / 90C / speed 4. That’s your bechamel sauce.
  3. In the meantime, place 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet. Brush with Dijon mustard.
  4. Spread a good dollop of bechamel, top with a slice of ham, and some grated gruyere.
  5. Top with another piece of bread. Smother in bechamel sauce and sprinkle with more gruyere cheese.
  6. Cover the 4 croque monsieurs with foil and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, remove the foil and cook for a further 5 minutes until the topping is slightly brown.

Serve warm with a simple green salad.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Loaded sweet potatoes with parma ham and mozarella

Loaded sweet potatoes with parma ham and mozzarella

 


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Active time: 15 minutes – Total time: 1h30

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 ball of mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 handful of baby leave spinach
  • 50g milk
  • 100g parma ham, cut in cubes
  • Some fresh chive

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C. Wash 4 sweet potatoes. Bake them whole in the oven for 50 minutes.
  2. Add one ball of mozzarella and one tsp corn flour to the TM bowl. Mix for 6 seconds / speed 5. Set aside.

  3. Add one garlic clove to the TM bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides. Add 1 tbsp olive oil

  4. Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Cook for 3 minutes / 80C / Speed 1.

  5. Add 3 handful baby leave spinach. Cook for 3 minutes / 110C / Speed 1, Reverse speed. 

  6. When cooked, cut the sweet potatoes in half. Remove the flesh and add it to the TM bowl together with 50g milk and salt & pepper. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 3 / reverse speed.

  7. Turn the potato skins upside down, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

  8. Fill the potato skins with the potato flesh / spinach mix. Top with parma ham bits and the grated mozzarella.

  9. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chive and serve while hot.

 

Delicious. Bon appetit x