Banana Cake / Banankake

A cake recipe found in “Syrnet Melk – Oppskrifter og Tips”
(Soured Milk – Recipes and Tips) a free e-booklet
published by tine.no

Banana Cake / Banankake

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Banana Pancakes with Lime / Bananpannekaker med Lime

An exciting pancake recipe found on kiwi.no
Banana Pancakes with Lime / Bananpannekaker med Lime

This pancake can be served both for breakfast or as
dessert with chocolate sauce or cream

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Pancake Dessert / Pannekakedessert

A delicious dessert recipe found in “Ost i Varme og
Kalde Retter”  (Cheese in Hot and Cold dishes)
utgitt av Den Norske Bokklubben i 1988

Pancake Dessert / Pannekakedessert

Make this delicious stack of pan cakes, cut them like you would
an ordinary cake and serve with whipped cream.
A great way to end a meal.

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Strawberry Charlotte / Jordbær Charlotte

A dessert recipe found on “150 New Ways to Serve Ice Cream”  published by Sealtest System Laboratories Inc in 1936
Strawberry Charlotte / Jordbær Charlotte

A charlotte is a type of dessert or trifle that can be served hot or cold. It can also be known as an “ice-box cake”. Bread, sponge cake or biscuits/cookies or in this case sliced bananas are used to line a mold, which is then filled with a fruit puree, custardor ice cream. It can also be made using layers of bread or cake crumbs.

Classically, stale bread dipped in butter was used as the lining, but sponge cake or ladyfingers may be used today. The filling may be covered with a thin layer of similarly flavoured gelatin.

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“Magic Crystals" Banana Cream Pie / "Magic Crystals" Pai med Banankrem

A pie recipe from an ad for Carnation published in April 1956“Magic Crystals" Banana Cream Pie / "Magic Crystals" Pai med Banankrem

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How bananas are better than pills for treating depression, constipation and more

An article from 2 May 2014 by Ethan A. Huff,
staff writer at naturalnews.com

How bananas are better than pills for treating depression, constipation and moreThey’re often the fruit of choice for athletes looking to boost their electrolyte levels and get a quick energy boost, but bananas are a whole lot more than just a sweet treat or a pleasant addition to a morning smoothie. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds, bananas can also serve as a natural remedy for treating depression, promoting regularity, boosting brain power and calming the nerves, among other important functions within the body.

A closer look at the scientific literature on bananas reveals a host of little-known benefits associated with eating the fruit. Everything from regulating blood pressure and healing a damaged gut to relieving the symptoms of arthritis and even battling drug addiction have been attributed to this simple fruit, easily labeling it as one of the most amazing, widely available and inexpensive superfruits known to man.

Eating bananas can help relieve depression and improve one’s mood

As bananas contain tryptophan, the same compound in turkey meat that promotes a calm, relaxed mood, bananas are also said to aid in relieving the symptoms of depression. Combined with the benefits of B vitamins, the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin, the so-called “happy hormone,” helps improve mood and overall feelings of well-being.

“Keeping your B vitamin intake up could ward off depression as you age,” explains Emily Main in a Rodale News article. “[W]hen you combine food sources of B vitamins with the added boost of supplements, the positive effects on depression are more pronounced.”

The fiber in bananas helps promote regularity

Like many other whole fruits and vegetables, bananas are an excellent source of soluble fiber. Fiber is necessary for maintaining regularity. Remembering to incorporate bananas into your regular diet can help you avoid constipation and other intestine- and bowel-related conditions.

“Bananas help restore normal bowel function, especially if you have diarrhea,” explains one report. “This fruit also has lots of fiber to aid digestion.”

Boost your brainpower with bananas

In addition to B vitamins, bananas also contain high levels of potassium, an electrolyte mineral used by the heart, kidneys and other body organs for normal function. Brain neurons rely on high levels of potassium, a lack of which can lead to “brain fog” and other cognitive problems.

“A 2013 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Letters researched potassium supplementation and levels of free radicals in the brain,” reads a SFGate report on potassium and memory.

“After 20 days of supplementation with potassium, the levels of harmful free radicals decreased significantly, reducing the amount of oxidative damage that occurred in the test subjects. Because oxidative damage leads to decreased brain function, potassium counteracts this effect and prevents brain damage.”

B vitamins in bananas help calm the nervous system

Of the eight known B vitamins, bananas are an excellent source of five of them — thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folate (B9). The basic food source of the nervous system, these B vitamins aid the body in digesting and using other nutrients, as well as supporting a healthy heart, muscles and nerves.

B vitamins “help produce and maintain new cells and are an essential part of many biochemical reactions in your body,” explains a report on bananas written by Joanne Marie for SFGate. “Bananas contain useful amounts of these B vitamins, ranging from 785 micrograms of niacin to 24 micrograms of folate in one medium banana.”

Royal Dessert / Kongelig Dessert

A dessert recipe found in “Whitman’s Chocolate Cookbook” published by Whitman’s Chocolates Division,
Pet Incorporated in 1987

Royal Dessert / Kongelig Dessert

Yes, I guess I could eat that one. Hah, who am I fooling,
I could eat just about any dessert ever made

Ted
Winking smile

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Banana Walnut Cake / Banan- og Valnøttkake

A baking recipe found in “To Win New Cooking Fame –
Just Add Waluts” published by Diamond Brand Walnuts in 1937

Banana Walnut Cake / Banan- og Valnøttkake

Bananas and walnuts is a wicked combo as Jamie Oliver would
have said had he lived back then. And he would have been right
of course – Ted

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Banana Bread / Bananbrød

A recipe for bread found in “The Farmers Family Baking Book”
a free E-book published by the Devondale Dairy
Banana Bread / Bananbrød

Put your overripe bananas to good use and make a loaf of banana bread. You’ll love this bread’s moist texture and simple flavor. Banana bread should form a crack down the center as it bakes–a sign the baking soda is doing its job. Serve toasted with a smear of cream cheese, greek yogurt, or peanut butter and top with mixed nuts. Your kids will love it.

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Aunt Jemima Pancakes Variations / Amerikanske Pannekakevariasjoner

Pancake recipes found in “A recipe No Other Mammy Cook Could Equal” published by The Quaker Oats Company in 1928
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Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods owned by the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago. The trademark dates to 1893, although Aunt Jemima pancake mix debuted in 1889. The Quaker Oats Company first registered the Aunt Jemima trademark in April 1937. Aunt Jemima originally came from a minstrel show as one of their pantheon of stereotypical black characters. The character appears to have been a Reconstruction era addition to that cast.

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Pisang Goreng – Indonesian Fried Bananas / Indonesiske Friterte Bananer

A dessert recipe found in “Cappelens Internasjonale kjøkken – Indonesia” (Cappelen’s International Kitchen – Indonesia)
published in 1994

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I’m a real sucker for deep fried bananas. When at a Thai or Chinese restaurant I don’t even bother to check the menu when it’s time for dessert, I know what I want, deep fried bananas

Ted
Winking smile

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Australian Banana Crescents / Australske Bananhorn

A fancy dessert recipe found in “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
Australian Banana Crescents / Australske Bananhorn

In my eyes you just can’t go wrong with bananas. I love them in any form or shape, but then again, that’s just me  😉

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Lyle’s Banana, Pecan and Cinnamon French Toast / Lyles Arme Riddere med Banan, Pekannøtter og Kanel

A delicious French Toast recipe found on lylesgoldensyrup.com
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This sweet sandwich with sliced banana, chopped pecans and Lyle’s Golden Syrup is perfect for a morning treat. Tastes even better with a side of yoghurt!

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Norway Celebrates The First Ever Banana Arriving In The Country

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This photo with the title as above was among the photos in a post called “These 60 Rare Photos Will Destroy Everything You Knew About The Past” once posted on Distractify. But honestly, I know we are a small country with merely 5 million citizens and even fewer back when the photo was taken, still I think you would need more than 12 people to call an event a national celebration.

On the other hand, a song from just after WWII called “Når det kommer en båt med bananer” (When a boat with bananas arrives) is still played on the radio from time to time, so yes, we do love bananas in Norway – Ted  😉

1930s Eton Mess / Trettitallets Eton Mess

A classic English dessert recipe found on goodhousekeeeping.com
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Legend has it the original recipe for Eton Mess included bananas, so this one does too.

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