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Banana Puffs

Banana Puffs


  • Peel the bananas and cut them in half, lengthwise. Then cut into 2 cm pieces.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add sugar, cognac, cinnamon and walnuts. Mix and set the filling aside.
  • Spread the pastry sheet on a working surface and cut into 6 equal sized pieces. (Cut the longer side into 3 pieces to get 3 strips and then cut down the middle of each strip to create 6 squares.)
  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • Cut each square in half diagonally to create 2 equal sized triangles. You should have 12 triangles.
  • Position each triangle in front of you, with the tip of the triangle pointing away from you.
  • Use a sharp knife to make 4 shallow slits in each triangle, making sure you don’t cut all the way through.
  • The first 2 slits should be parallel to the 2 large sides of the triangle and 0.5 cm away from the sides. Be careful not to cut 1 cm from the base or from the tip.
  • The other 2 slits should be made on the inside of the first slits and parallel to them, leaving a 0.5 cm space. Always making sure not to cut all the way through the dough.
  • Add 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling in the middle of the dough that should be uncut.
  • Fold the left side over the filling and fold the right side over the left.
  • Hold the base of the triangle with one finger and pull on the tip of the triangle with the other hand so that the slits get pulled apart a little so that they can be seen better when baked.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and add the banana puffs.
  • Brush with the egg wash and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven, dust with icing sugar and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
11 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
21 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
23 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
8 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
7 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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