Bananas in a Blanket

banana_in_a_blanketThis recipe is straight from the the Australian Bananas website – for more recipe information, visit

A fun and easy way to introduce your kids to the joys of baking. Spectacularly simple, this delicious occasional treat can also double up as a sophisticated dinner party dessert. For a lower fat option use filo pastry.

Surprisingly low in fat, this delicious quick dessert will provide fibre and all the goodness of the bananas and milk.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


4 ripe bananas, peeled

1 sheet puff pastry, cut into 2cm wide strips

2 tablespoons of raw sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon, mixed

3 tablespoons of skim milk, for glazing

Low fat ice cream to serve

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 220ºC.

Wrap a strip of pastry firmly around the banana until it is fully covered. Repeat with the rest of the bananas. You may need more than one strip to cover each banana.

Brush each pastry wrapped banana with milk, then roll it in the cinnamon sugar mix. Place on a greased baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly, then serve warm with low fat ice cream or reduced-fat cream.


    One of British TV’s most popular comedians, John Bishop, dropped into Liverpool River Bananas for a hands-on look at the local banana industry and talk to our backpackers about working in North Queensland.
    Click here to see videos and photos from John’s visit.

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    Benny Banana visits the packing shed at Liverpool River Bananas and breaks out with the team.



    Miguel from “The Living Room”
    Chef Miguel Maestre is on a one- man mission to bring back the banana when he visits Liverpool River Bananas and takes a truck load of bananas from the farm to the people.