Recipe

Banana maple friands

These delectably sticky friands are moist and and incredibly moreish. Enjoy them on their own, or with a generous dollop of thickened cream.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Ingredients

Banana maple friands
  • 1 cup (140g) pecans
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 6 eggwhites, lightly whisked
  • 180 gram unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 cup {75g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

Banana maple friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan. Grease a 12-hole, 1/2-cup friand pan. Place on a baking tray.
  • 2
    Place pecans in a food processor. Process until fine. Transfer to a bowl. Mash one banana in a bowl and add to ground pecans along with eggwhite, butter, icing sugar, flour, 2 tbsp of maple syrup and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • 3
    Spoon banana mixture into pans. Thinly slice remaining banana and arrange on top.
  • 4
    Bake for 20 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Stand in pans for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Drizzle with remaining maple syrup.

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