Banana Cake and Banana Pancakes

Banana Recipes

Bananas are a primary food source in PNG and can be found in many dishes.

Banana Cake


  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 medium size bananas (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ cup of self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup of milk - just enough to give it the right texture, wet, but not runny

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (gas/electric)
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until creamery
Gradually beat in eggs and add mashed bananas
Mix milk and bicarbonate of soda and fold into banana mixture with flour
(note - the amount of milk will vary depending on the mushiness of the bananas)
Pour batter into a round greased 20 cm deep-sided cake pan
Bake for 45-50 minutes in a hot oven

Banana Pancake


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 45g melted butter
  • 2 - 3 very ripe mashed bananas

Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.
Make a well in the middle.
Combine the remaining ingredients, add flour and beat until free of lumps
Heat fry pan with a little extra butter or oil
When the pan is hot spoon in desired amount of mixture
When bubbles start to appear in the batter, flip over and cook the other side

Eat with more bananas sliced on top and drizzled with honey
or with fresh fruit, or a squeeze of lemon/lime and sprinkle of sugar.

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