Banana Soufflé

We ended up with a load of bananas in our house that had started to go brown, and so I decided to make something that used bananas but was a bit different from the usual banana bread…this banana soufflé was a definite winner in our house, and is definitely a recipe I will be repeating in the future.

 

Ingredients (to serve 4)

  • 2 bananas
  • 4 egg whites
  • 100g caster sugar
  • Butter for greasing
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • 50g Milk/dark chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6 (or 170C fan)
  2. Grease 4 ramekins with butter
  3. Add a little icing sugar to each ramekin and shake so that the butter is covered
  4. In a bowl, add 4 egg whites and whisk until they form peaks when the whisk is removed
  5. Slowly add the caster sugar while continuing to whisk
  6. Mash 2 bananas using a fork and then add to the egg white mix, folding gently
  7. Fill the 4 ramekins with the mixture and place on a baking tray in the centre of the oven
  8. Cook for around 10 minutes so that the top of the soufflé is slightly brown and has risen by around 2-3cm
  9. Around 5 minutes before the soufflés are ready, take the chocolate and add to a glass bowl over a saucepan of hot water and heat until melted
  10. When you remove the soufflés from the oven, make a small hole in the centre of each soufflé and pour in some of the melted chocolate, then add a dusting of icing sugar

 

Tips

  • When adding the bananas to the egg white mix, be careful not to whisk too much – you want the egg white to keep its volume and lightness
  • Avoid opening the oven during cooking, as this can cause the soufflés to sink
  • Eat quickly after removing from the oven, otherwise your soufflés will sink and become dense
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18 thoughts on “Banana Soufflé

      1. I don’t eat eggs but I will tell my mum about it. She went through a phase of trying to make lemon souffles! Maybe she would like banana 🙂

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  1. YUM!!! this is RIGHT up my alley! I recently started doing a lot of cooking with eggs whites (meringues, italian buttercream, etc) and LOVE it. as well as the challenge…. this looks fantastic!

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