Banana Ketchup

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 96KCAL

Forget about ordinary ketchup! This Banana Ketchup recipe will be your new favourite condiment. It’s sweet, tangy and totally slimming friendly!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories96
  • Carbs20g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat0g
  • Sugars17g
  • Saturates0g

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We were inspired to make this slimming friendly Banana Ketchup recipe by our love of other sweet sauce flavours like Thai chilli sauce and mango chutney. If you love them, you’re going to enjoy this one! Banana Ketchup originates from the Philippines and is often coloured red to look more like its tomatoey counterpart.

We’ve made sure our version only has a few simple ingredients, while still keeping that sweet, tangy flavour. It’s a super easy recipe to make; you can prepare it and serve it as an accompaniment to your favourite dinner or use it as the base in our Banana Ketchup Curry recipe. Once your Banana Ketchup is ready, you can store it in an airtight jar in the fridge and keep it handy for a few days.

If you’d like this recipe to be hotter, just keep the seeds inside your chilli – it’ll add a fiery punch to the sweetness.

What diets is this Banana Ketchup suitable for?

This Banana Ketchup recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan and dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Soy sauce, dark or light

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Banana Ketchup recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Banana Ketchup?

You’re going to want to use very ripe bananas for this recipe (like the kind you’d use to bake banana bread). The spottier, the better! If you use greener, less ripe bananas, the flavour won’t be anywhere near as sweet.

You will need allspice. Not mixed spice, ALLSPICE! It’s nothing like mixed spice and really shouldn’t be substituted as such! If you don’t have any allspice, we urge you to get some. It’s amazing paired with rosemary and thyme and used in our One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo.

We also use a hand blender to blitz the ingredients once they’ve cooled down to make a smoother sauce. It’s so quick and easy!

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Allspice is amazing paired with rosemary and thyme in lots of different recipes.

Making smooth sauces with a hand blender is so much easier!

How many calories are in this Banana Ketchup?

There are 96 calories per portion in this Banana Ketchup, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Banana Ketchup is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray your saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and chilli and cook gently for 5 minutes until the onions begin to soften.

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Step 2

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and stir well. Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

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Step 3

Take the pan off the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4

If you would like a smooth consistency you can use a hand blender on the cooled sauce. Depending on how thick you would like your banana ketchup you can add a little water bit by bit and stir through to loosen it.

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How do you know when Banana Ketchup is cooked?

You should cook this Banana Ketchup for around 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Banana Ketchup in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Banana Ketchup in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Banana Ketchup?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Banana Ketchup?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Banana Ketchup

Sweet with an irresistible tang, this Banana Ketchup will become your new favourite condiment. It’s hard to believe it’s slimming friendly!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 96
  • Carbs 20G

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas peeled and flesh mashed with a fork
  • 1 small onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce dark or light
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp white granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray your saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and chilli and cook gently for 5 minutes until the onions begin to soften.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and stir well. Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. If you would like a smooth consistency you can use a hand blender on the cooled sauce. Depending on how thick you would like your banana ketchup you can add a little water bit by bit and stir through to loosen it.

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Recipe notes

Tip: How hot this sauce is will depend on the chilli. This sauce shouldn't taste too spicy once finished cooking and cooling, just a little gentle heat like a sweet chilli sauce. If you want it hotter you can keep the seeds in your chilli or add an extra one!
Tip: We like this recipe best when using very ripe bananas. Think of the type you would use for banana bread, lots of spotting on the skin and a honey sweet scent when you peel them. You can use less ripe bananas but the flavour will be quite different, more green and less sweet.

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