Banana Slice Recipe for your Yummy Moist Dessert

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Banana slice are not actual slices of banana like the name seem to imply. If it was, then you would be reading on how to perfectly slice a banana into circular pieces, or maybe into love shaped pieces for a special treat. But it’s not, and there are a couple of YouTube videos on how to slice your bananas into any shape, you should check out some.

A banana slice is easy to make and a promisingly delicious dish that you will love to eat over and again, moreover, slice banana should not take more than an hour to prepare, and that includes the baking time.

Why Should You Make Banana Slice?

The slice banana recipe puts your ripe bananas to good use. If your bananas are not ripe, then you might want to put a hold on your banana slice plans – only till they get ripe. And if the chef in you can not keep your taste buds in check, then you should go buy some ripe bananas.

Banana slice taste as good as your banana cake and banana bread. They are the yummy, soft, moist and delicious dish everyone wants a piece off. As a bonus attribute for the slice banana, they look really attractive that even a dieter abstaining from sugar (or sweet dishes) might fall into the temptation of eating these divinely soft goodness.

Ingredients

It shares the same basic ingredients with most cakes: flour, butter, milk, baking powder, eggs, nutmeg, and even icing. Yeah, you actually get to apply a layer of icing on banana slice.

A major difference with banana slices is that they feature mashed bananas as their main ingredient and a few other ingredients to give the slice its unique taste and flavour. A layer of icing on your slice banana is a great way to spice up the taste.

As a package bonus, I have a few good icing choices picked out with steps on how you can go about making them. Cheers to banana slice icings.

  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • A quarter (1/4) teaspoon of soda bicarbonate
  • One-third of a cup of mashed banana, that should be about 2 small bananas
  • 60 gram of butter
  • A quarter of a cup of milk
  • Half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg (or 2 eggs if you want a more eggy cake)
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Your cinnamon should be ground
  • Half a teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Half a teaspoon of sugar. Brown sugar preferably, just for the added nutritional value

For a gluten-free banana slice, you can use a gluten-free flour. You can also use a dash of vinegar, sour cream or regular cream, a little salt and a teaspoon of vanilla essence to give your slice a more richer flavour and taste.

What Else Would be Used in the Preparation:

  • A skewer for checking up on the cake, if the skewer comes out clean, that means your banana slice is ready to be devoured, after it cools down though.
  • A slice pan, the 18cm by 28cm slice pan would do justice to your banana slice.
  • If you don’t have a slice pan or lamington tin, then you can always fall back to a rectangular pan, that you definitely do have.

Banana Slice Recipe

Now that you have gone pass those stages that has left your ingredients right still on your kitchen work top, it’s time you know how to make banana slice.

  1. First thing to do is to preheat your oven to 180 °C.
  2. Then, grease your slice pan or lamington tin or what ever baking dish you will be using.
  3. Sift your flour to obtain a fine smooth flour free from grains.
  4. Also sift your other dry ingredients, that includes your brown or white sugar, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, nutmeg and your ground cinnamon into your sifted flour and mix in a bowl.
  5. In another bowl, a larger one, cream your butter, milk and egg together. After mixing it for a while, pour in your sifted dry powdery ingredients and mix together.
  6. And lastly but not the least step, add your mashed bananas to the batter and mix well.
  7. Scoop the batter into your slice pan and spread evenly in the pan. Hope your slice pan was well greased.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven of 180 °C  for twenty to thirty minutes.

To check if your banana slice is ready, insert a skewer into the slice, if the skewer comes out neat then your banana slice is ready.

Your banana slice is ready to be eaten but come on, how much joy are you going to get from eating a slice banana without a layer of icing. A good layer of icing on a banana slice is ethereal.

Icings to Consider for your Banana Slice

There are a number of icing options to choose from if you intend to add icing to your banana slice, I really recommend that you do, you will and can not regret it if you do.

Cream cheese icing:

This icing is made from:

  • 200 gram of softened cream cheese.
  • 80 gram of softened butter.
  • 125 gram of sieved icing sugar and
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Beat the softened cream cheese with the softened butter, add your vanilla essence to the mixture and stir. Then add your sieved icing sugar – for a smooth mixture, remember? – to the mixture and stir till the mixture is well mixed, smooth and creamy enough before it is applied on your banana slice.

You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to your cream cheese icing or you can sprinkle some grated coconut on the top of the cream cheese icing.

An optional ingredient is your grated milk chocolate, this gives your banana slice cream cheese icing a chocolatey flavour and more richness for your taste buds!!! A bonus for adding grated milk chocolate is the awesome look of your banana slice.

Lemon icing:

The lemon icing is another excellent icing choice for your banana slice and it only require a few ingredients, and they include:

  • one tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • two tablespoons of coconut, desiccated coconuts.
  • softened butter
  • and of course, sifted icing sugar.

In a small mixing bowl, add the softened butter along with the sifted icing sugar and mix. Add a few drops of lemon juice and stir until a smooth desirable mixture is obtained.

Then spread the lemon icing on the banana slice, take extra cake for a neat spread. The desiccated coconut is sprinkled over the cream cheese icing. Allow to set before you devour the slice.

Passionfruit icing:

Passionfruit icing is a favourite icing choice, especially if you want a fruity flavour, though you already have the banana but still, it’s a great option.

  • one and half a cup of sifted icing sugar.
  • one-third of a teaspoon of hot water.
  • one passion fruit pulp.
  • 20 gram of butter
  1. Sift your icing sugar into a bowl.
  2. In the small bowl, stir in the butter and the passion fruit pulp.
  3. Add the hot water into the bowl to obtain a good spreading consistency, if need be.
  4. Spread the passion fruit icing over the banana slice.
  5. Allow the icing to set before serving.

Muesli topping:

This is not an icing, it’s a topping but since this section is about things that can go on top of your banana slice, the muesli topping will work just fine.

Muesli is Swiss in origin, it is a breakfast cereal that is made from rolled oats, nuts and fruits. The muesli topping is baked along with the banana slice, the unbaked mixture in the pan.

Sprinkle the muesli on the banana slice mixture and allow to bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

Adding Chocolate to Banana Slice

While the chocolate flavour can be bestowed upon the soft yummy banana slice by sprinkling grated chocolate on your cream cheese icing, there’s the benefit of a making a banana slice with chocolate as an ingredient – this is known as the banana chocolate slice.

To make banana chocolate slice, you will need about 30 grams of cocoa powder in addition to the list of ingredients provided above for banana slice. The recipe is very much similar to the banana slice recipe. However, I would rather you go through the recipe below for banana chocolate slice and take not of the little modification, instead of just adding the cocoa powder to your batter and mixing it up in it.

Recipe:

  1. First thing to do is to preheat your oven to 180 °C.
  2. Then, grease your slice pan or lamington tin or whatever baking dish you will be using.
  3. Sift your flour to obtain a fine smooth flour free from grains.
  4. Also sift your other dry ingredients, that includes your brown or white sugar, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, nutmeg and your ground cinnamon into your sifted flour and mix in a bowl.
  5. In another bowl, a larger one, cream your butter, milk and egg together. After mixing it for a while, pour in your sifted dry powdery ingredients and mix together.
  6. Add your mashed bananas to the batter and mix well.
  7. Divide your batter into two equal halves. Mix the cocoa powder in one half of the batter and stir well.
  8. Scoop the batter containing the cocoa powder into your slice pan. Spread the batter evenly before spreading the other half of the batter on top.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven of 180 °C  for twenty to thirty minutes. Use a skewer to test if it’s ready.

Now that you know how to spice up your banana slice with chocolate, it’s time to go do some baking.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of cooking is that a good meal knows how to brighten your mood. No one eats a banana with a frown, bananas actually have a positive effect on our moods – that’s a true fact. With your banana slices, you can rest assured that this slice does not take away that effect. Enjoy your yummy moist (and soft) banana slice.

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Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

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