Sometimes you just want something sweet. Enter banana quiche squares. In case you are wondering it tastes absolutely nothing like quiche but it uses eggs and has a quiche like texture so I called it quiche just to fool everyone. It’s best to keep the servings small so as not to overdose on the carb content. Bananas can pack a punch.
Something interesting I found out the other day. The bananas we eat now are not the bananas we used to eat. Ye, I know they sneaked that one through didn’t they! In times gone past we refined our bananas down to just one type, the tastiest type obviously. It was called the Gros Michel. The bananas of today can’t even compare to it’s banana-ery tastiness. It was so tasty that’s all we used and field after field of only one type was ever planted.
A few years pass and the banana industry is booming; money, money everywhere! And then, mwahahaaaa! Up pops a little fungus and it just loves all those identically tasty banana trees. The banana trees got sick, like super sick. The fungus was unstoppable, it was so bad it infected just about all the banana trees. Dead banana trees and no more tasty bananas. They had to think fast.
Now, over in little, old England there was another banana. Not so tasty, not so great but it was a banana! It was called the Cavendish – a very austere, English-type name don’t you think?
“We are saved!” Say the banana growers. There was a mad rush – people went bananas planting Cavendish bananas trees. People still have bananas to eat. Yippee!!
Ah! But that is not the end of my story, no, no, no! You see our little fungus was and is unstoppable! The bananas we eat even now are under serious attack! Makes you wonder what bananas we will have in a few more years, if any.
So let’s make banana quiche squares while we can!
Banana Quiche Squares
- 3 bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp extra light olive oil (try coconut oil for a slightly different taste)
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp lard
- Preheat a fan-assisted oven to 180 deg C (380 deg F).
- Use the solid fat to grease a casserole dish of 20cm by 20cm (9" x 9") or similar size.
- Mix the bananas, eggs, honey, cinnamon salt and oil together (I use a handheld blender).
- Pour the banana egg mix into the casserole dish.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5 mins before trying to cut it into squares.