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Delicious Thai Banana Dessert Recipes!

Try a Thai Banana Dessert

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Got leftover bananas?  Use them up in a delicious new way with these wonderful Thai banana recipes!  Thai banana desserts are easy to make and wonderfully delicious.  As a bonus, these banana dessert recipes are healthy, low-fat, low-calorie and completely guilt-free! (some are even gluten-free).  ENJOY!

1. Thai Fried Bananas (easy no batter recipe!)

Restaurant-style Fried Bananas
D.Schmidt

Make this dessert and you'll have friends for life! My most popular Thai dessert - and for good reason. This fried banana recipe is yummy and easy to make - just follow the steps! Enjoy fried bananas hot from the pan, or add chocolate sauce and ice cream (or whipped cream) for a special Thai dessert that is to-die-for delicious!

2. Traditional Thai Fried Bananas with Crispy Batter

Thai Fried Bananas
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 12/06/10, About.com Corp.

Fried bananas are a popular dessert and snack food in Thailand and throughout Southeast-Asia. The dish is more often known as 'Goreng Pisang' in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and surrounding countries. It's difficult to make fried bananas as good as those sold by street food vendors in Thailand and elsewhere - that said, I've been working on this recipe for awhile now, and think it's pretty good. Even my Thai and Singaporean family members have given it their stamp of approval!

3. Easy Banana-Lychee-Coconut Dessert

Banana-Lychee-Coconut Dessert
D.Schmidt

This easy dessert only takes 5 minutes to make! But don't be deceived by its simplicity - the taste is so wonderfully sweet and exotic that I find it addictive! It's also a low fat dessert that happens to be incredibly healthy. A great way to use up leftover bananas, this banana lychee pudding is really more of what they would call a "dessert soup" in Asia. This simple banana lychee dessert recipe can be served warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood (cold is great on a hot summer night, while serving it warm makes this a superb comfort food). Enjoy!

4. Easy Thai Banana Coconut Cream Custard

Easy Banana Coconut Cream Custard
D.Schmidt

A terrific way to use leftover bananas, and you can put this easy dessert together in less than 10 minutes - just put everything in a blender and then pour into ramekins and pop them in the oven. Served warm, cold, or at room temperature, this creamy, tropical-tasting dessert is sure to please.

5. Simple Banana Cake (with Gluten-free option)

Thai-style Banana Cake
D.Schmidt
This banana cake reminds me of a traditional British pudding in that it is a warm, moist cake combined with a sweet, butterscotch-like sauce. A great way to use up leftover bananans, plus it makes a scrumptiously-good dessert! While in Thailand it would be steamed, I find it easier to bake this banana cake in the oven. It's simple to make and healthy too - a gluten free cake everyone can enjoy. ENJOY!

6. Thai Banana Coconut Custard

Easy Banana Coconut Custard
D.Schmidt
Use your leftover bananas to make this healthy dessert that is the Thai equivalent of bread pudding - but without the bread/gluten. Instead, glass noodles (made from protein-rich bean flour) are used, together with slices of banana and an easy custard. You'll enjoy this delicious dessert, especially when served warm with vanilla ice cream (or frozen low fat vanilla yogurt). It's a delicious, comforting, low fat and gluten free dessert recipe that's also incredibly yummy!

7. Banana Sticky Rice Cakes

Banana Sticky Rice Cakes
D.Schmidt
A common, naturally healthy dessert and snack food in southern Thailand, these banana rice cakes are wrapped in banana leaves and then baked in the oven (or barbequed, as in Thailand, if you have the right weather!). This Thai recipe is easy and fun to make - just pick up some banana leaves (fresh or frozen) and some sweet rice at your local Asian food store. The rest you should already have in your kitchen.

8. Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Thai Fruit Salad
D.Schmidt

This healthy and exotic Thai fruit salad will be the hit of your party - especially when served in a pineapple "boat" (a carved out pineapple). Create your own assortment of tropical and local fruit, including bananas, papaya, and pineapple. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or on its own for a fresh fruit feast. Carving instructions for the pineapple are included with the recipe - just follow the steps (with pictures).

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