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11 banana recipes from Europe you have to try

Cooking Lovers

November 18th 2021 ・ 10 min reading

Chiquita bananas may like to grow in tropical countries, but they are loved by people all over the world. Truly one of the world’s healthiest fruits, banana nutrition really can’t be beaten. But one of the other great things about bananas is that they work wonderfully in literally hundreds of mouth-watering snack and dessert recipes from around the world.

Check out our 11 delicious banana recipes from Europe that we know you’ll love!

Miss Chiquita Italian Tiramisu with Chiquita banana

Who does not love tiramisu?  This iconic Italian dessert layers finger biscuits soaked in espresso, Chiquita banana pieces, caramel sauce and a mix of whipped cream and mascarpone in a tall glass dish. Once your dish is full, use cacao powder to draw Miss Chiquita on top for a fabulous fun dessert!

Italian Cantuccinis with Chiquita banana

These Tuscany Cantucci are basically deliciously crisp almond cookies. Mix Chiquita bananas, oil and vanilla extract, then add to the mixed dry ingredients of whole wheat flour, coconut sugar and salt. Add almonds, mix well and then double bake. Once done, enjoy these delicious, crisp cookies with an afternoon coffee – the Italian way!

Italian Torta Paradiso with Chiquita banana

This banana recipe is so indulgent, it will quickly become your new favorite banana treat. Everyone loves the “Soft Heaven Cake” for its sweet tangy taste. All you need are eggs, butter, sugar, potato starch, flour, vanilla extract, and lemon juice and zest for a delicious tangy treat in the morning or afternoon.

German Vollkornbrot with Chiquita banana and coconut

For a delicious healthy breakfast that tastes like it came straight from a German bakery – blend Chiquita bananas with olive oil, coconut flakes, cinnamon and lemon juice, then spread the mixture on toasted vollkornbrot, topped by another sliced banana. Healthy and delicious!

Kaiserschmarrn with Chiquita banana and red berries

This Austrian scrambled pancake is sure to become a family favorite. Simply mash Chiquita bananas with egg yolk and whisked egg white, add raisins and vanilla sugar, then cook the batter till brown. Tear the fluffy pancakes into quarters, then bake for a couple more minutes. Garnish with more banana, powdered sugar and red berries for a specially indulgent weekend breakfast or dessert.

Chiquita banana German strudel with almonds

This mouthwatering banana recipe is a great way to use up all your overripe bananas. Using filo pastry as a base, add choc chips, chopped walnuts and chopped Chiquita bananas, and a squeeze of lemon juice – then roll carefully, glaze with an egg, and sprinkle almonds before baking. Looks pretty and tastes dee-lish!

Chiquita banana Dutch Egg poffertjes (mini pancakes) with buckwheat flower

This banana recipe is basically mini pancakes made with buckwheat flour, pureed Chiquita bananas, eggs, baking powder and salt. Mix the batter then simply fry up as cute mini pancakes and watch the kids devour them in minutes!

Filled Dutch speculaas with Chiquita banana and almond paste and almonds on top

Here’s a banana recipe to get those creative juices flowing! These cute thin, crisp, windmill-shaped cookies are made with dates, almond flour, almond paste, maple syrup, Chiquita bananas, egg, and a dash of warm winter spices. Shape and bake into little windmill shapes for a fun healthy treat!

Cinnamon ice cream with Chiquita banana and crunchy Dutch stroopwafel

If you’ve never had a syrupy, buttery, crunchy stroopwafel you’re in for a sweet treat! This recipe teams stroopwafels with delicious creamy ice cream made from Chiquita bananas, maple syrup and cinnamon. Garnish with caramel sauce, mint and orange zest for a really indulgent afternoon snack!

Quick chocolate Chiquita banana greek calzone with nuts

Wait – a chocolate banana calzone for lunch? Count us in! Simply take puff pastry and fill with chocolate spread, Chiquita banana pieces and chopped mixed nuts for a baked dessert the whole family will love.

Greek cocoa Chiquita banana espresso smoothie

A wonderfully smooth and creamy pick me up for a hot summer’s day! Simply chop Chiquita bananas, and blend with ice cubes, milk, espresso and honey for a delicious cold smoothie – and be whisked away to the Greek islands as you sip away!

Feeling inspired to take your taste buds on a European tour? Bananas are indeed one of the world’s healthiest fruits – and now you can add them to a bunch of indulgent European snack or dessert recipes without feeling guilty. You know you’ll be getting all that great banana nutrition – even if the recipes are a little indulgent! Bon voyage tastebuds – enjoy your trip!

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