A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 19, 2013
Banana Breeze (pie)

The “Banana Breeze” pie was invented by Kellogg’s; Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs are to be used for the crust. A recipe advertisement for “Banana Breeze” appeared in Family Weekly newspaper sections on July 6, 1973.

Other ingredients include condensed milk, cream cheese, vanilla extract, lemon juice and bananas.


Kellogg’s
Banana Breeze Pie
This easy pie features uncomplicated flavors--banana, lemon and cinnamon.
INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup Kellogg’sĀ® Corn Flake Crumbs
--or--
4 cups Kellogg’s Corn FlakesĀ® cereal (crushed to 1 cup)
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 medium ripe bananas
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Google News Archive
6 July 1973, Bangor (ME) Daily News, Family Weekly, pg. 14, col. 1 ad:
Banana Breeze
A luscious, creamy, no-cook filling in a crunchy, no-bake crumb crust. Convenient ingredients cut your time and work. Almost as easy as peeling a banana. Here’s how:

No-Bake Crust
1/3 cup regular margarine or butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs
(...)
No-Cook Filling
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated milk)
1/3 cup bottled lemon juice (measure accurately)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 medium size ripe Dole bananas
2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice

Serious Eats
“Banana Breeze” Pie
Alexandra Penfold
APR 19, 2013
7:45 AM
This recipe is adapted from a vintage ad for “Banana Breeze: A Shortcut Cream Pie” that I found on Pinterest. The original recipe calls for an entire can of sweetened condensed milk to be whipped into 8 ounces of cream cheese. I don’t know about you, but that seemed awfully sweet to me so I dialed that back just a bit.
(...)
Ingredients
2 cups crushed cornflakes
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
5 medium bananas (make sure they aren’t overly ripe)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 ounces sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice from 3 lemons

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, April 19, 2013 • Permalink