Student life can be expensive, with school costs, maybe the rent of your student room, and buying food for yourself. If you want some great recipes, I know some easy ways to make budget friendly, healthy and delicious treats. All these recipes involve super healthy ingredients, including bananas. I love to make these when I want a quick, yet nutritious snack. They have no added sugars, no dairy, no artificial flavouring and won't cause a dent in your budget. Certainly, a better and cheaper alternative to buying food at the store or a baking mix. You can make these treats easily yourself. I made the recipes myself as well and took some pictures.  

Banana Ice-cream

Ingredients: (one serving)

One banana...yep, that's it

For this one ingredient refreshment, you will need one ripe banana. The riper the banana, the better because then it tastes sweeter. This is something to keep in mind for all the recipes, and bananas in general. Now, chop the banana and put it in the freezer for about eight hours, I always do this overnight. Next, blend the banana in a food processor, put it in a bowl and you’re done! Super healthy, easy and yummy. No unhealthy added sugars needed, and it taste just like a normal ice cream. One banana is also way cheaper than buying ice-cream in the store and getting it at the ice-cream shop. You can also add (frozen) berries, like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries for extra flavour. Or add cocoa powder for a chocolate ice cream.

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients: (three small pancakes)

One banana

Two cups of oats

One cup of almond milk

Put two cups of oats, one ripe banana and one cup of almond milk in the blender.  For some extra flavour, you can add half a teaspoon of vanilla and/or cinnamon. Then, pour the mix in a pan with a little bit of (coconut) butter so it doesn’t stick. Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble. If you buy one pack of oats and one carton of almond milk, you can make it multiple times, instead of buying the more expensive pancake batter for one use. So, this is a great way to save some money. I think the plain pancakes are good enough on their own, but you can add some toppings, like extra bananas, strawberries or you can cheat a bit with the healthy aspect and spread some Nutella. That's what I always do!  

Banana cookies

Ingredients: (eight cookies)

One banana

One cup of oats

To make some tasty cookies, you put one ripe banana in a bowl and mash it with a fork. Then, add one cup of oats to the bowl and mix it together with the banana with your fork. You can add, chocolate chips, vanilla extract or peanut butter for extra flavour. You can also add Muesli for some crunch. Super healthy and way cheaper than a pack of cookies or regular baking mix. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes or until they are golden. Piece of cake! 

So, get your bananas and have fun trying out these recipes. Take a photo of the recipes you've tried and tag the HUB on Instagram using the hashtag: #homemadebananarecipe. Enjoy!