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Golden syrup banana dumplings | Kleenheat Kitchen

 An Australian dessert favourite, these light and fluffy banana dumplings cooked in a rich, caramel sauce require minimum effort for maximum comfort.

Preparation and cook time: 35 mins | Serves: Six


Banana dumplings

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 50g butter (chilled), chopped
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, sliced into 1cm pieces
  • A block of chocolate broken into small chunks


  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 30g butter

To serve

  • Vanilla ice-cream / gelato


    1. In a bowl, sift flour, add cinnamon, then rub in the butter with fingertips to the consistency of breadcrumbs then make a well in the centre.
    2. Mix in eggs and gradually add milk until combined.
    3. Dust hands in flour then roll dough into a small ball.
    4. Poke a hole in the ball to add a sliced banana and chocolate piece in the middle, then roll back into a ball.
    5. In a large saucepan, over low to medium heat, add all the ingredients for the sauce and stir until sugar dissolves.
    6. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
    7. Place balls into the syrup then simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes until cooked through. Dumplings will double in size.
    8. Remove and serve dumplings with remaining sauce and ice-cream.

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2 Responses to “Golden syrup banana dumplings | Kleenheat Kitchen

  1. August 21, 2020 at 8:02 am
    miriam kelly said:

    I love this recipe, thank you for putting it up

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      August 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm
      Courtney said:

      Great to hear Miriam! Feel free to take a photo and share it with us via FB messenger or by tagging us in Instagram @kleenheat. We’d love to see you enjoying it!

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