Iron Chef #2 Roundup: Bananas and Coffee

Iron Chef #2 Roundup: Bananas and Coffee

I was expecting people to be turned off by the banana/coffee combo, but you guys proved me wrong! I will admit that i’m not a coffee fan, but I love all things banana so all of these look wonderful to me!

Different Shades of Green made Coco Banana Pick Me Ups, a muffin made Halloweenish with a dyed banana slice and icing on top.

Kathryn brings the xgfx power with a Gluten-Free Banana Mocha Bread.

Jenni made Coffee Banoffee Cake, and she better post the recipe after she’s made her tweaks!

Louise, owner of the best coffee mug i’ve ever seen, made a Big Banana Soy Latte. I don’t know about anyone else, but a banana flavored coffee drink didn’t even occur to me!

If we gave out awards, Cara would definitely win for most effort put into the challenge. To quote the blogger herself, “banana panna cotta tiramisu fairy cake with (halfly molten) tiramisu semifreddo and caramel sauce = pure awesomeness.” Indeed! What an amazing entry!

Over at Bad Little Spice, we get a recipe for Double Chocolate Caffeinated Monkey Pudding Cheesecake, complete with adorably illustrated instructions.

Chubby Vegan Mom’s theme dictates that she post dinners this week, so she was forced to come up with something savory, and I think it’s a good one: Coffee BBQ Baked Banana Polenta with Carrot Mash.

Kelly made Mocha Banana Bread Pudding in the slow cooker, which is always the best way to use up dry bread.

Linda made two things, first an energy-packed Mocha Banana Shake to start the day and then later, she made Red Curry with Coffee and Bananas. People doubling up for the Iron Chef challenges is a rare occurrence, but you can do it!

…and then as I go to my next tab, I see that The Veganista Mama has ALSO made two things, in two separate posts. First, the delightfully named Wake Yo Ass Up Banana Pecan Caramel Pinwheels, and then she made Piononos, a Puerto Rican dish.

The team over at Beans, Figs, and Katz (sounds like a delicious law firm) made Mexican Torta Sliders, they have coffee-infused black beans and banana-cilantro mayo.

Rachel whipped up Banana Whoopie Pies, and kept the coffee flavor as an accent by making a coffee oat crumble to sprinkle onto the unbaked cookies.

Heather (with help from Kirk) came up with a Cuban-inspired recipe: Espresso-Chili Tempeh with Grilled Bananas.

Justbloggs went for a simple Mochanana Cake, but kept things interesting but making one banana layer and one mocha layer, then checkering them together.

Lemons and Garlic put a healthy spin on her great-grandmother’s favorite dessert, Bananas and Coffee Cream.

The Flaming Apron made Bourbon BBQ Beans with Green Banana, and I have a feeling this smells strongly since part of the recipe instructions include ‘open a window’.

Tiffany was tired of eating sweets, so she came up with a Smoky Black Bean Chili, with Sweet Banana Chutney on the side.

If you agree with me that upside-down cakes are the best kind, then you will love Rithika’s Right Side Up Banana Cake with Coffee Caramel!

Kelly experienced a happy accident when she tried to make a bread and ending up with Mocha Banana Accidental Pudding “Bread”.

Coffee ice cream lovers, form a line to the left! Katie took the standard frozen banana ice cream that is so popular and added frozen coffee to make Coffee Banana Ice Cream.

And finally, we have a brave banana-hater who was willing to risk her taste buds for the sake of MoFo. From the looks of her Banana and Pomegranate Black Bean Cake with Espresso Mole Sauce, i’m glad she decided to participate!

Thanks for playing, everyone! Check back for another challenge next Friday.

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