May 252010
 
The dessert I made for the Lost party was also tropically inspired.  It looked fancy but was actually the easiest dessert EVER and I was able to prepare basically the whole thing in one commercial break. And who doesn’t love a caramelized banana?  I bet Hurley does.  Maybe a few too many.  Seriously, how did that guy not lose weight after 6 years on a deserted island?  Just another of the many mysteries of Lost…


All you do is quarter the bananas and spread on a tin foil covered baking sheet. Put it in the oven at 450 for 4 minutes. 


While the naners are starting to roast, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, a pinch of salt and butter (just a little).  Pull out the bananas and top each slice with a little bit of this mixture.  Sprinkle with the toasted walnuts and return to the oven for another 3-4 minutes.  


And that is all my friends.  I served them with some nonfat vanilla and caramel frozen yogurt and they were a huge hit.  

Nutritional Highlights: I’m not going to pretend that this is the healthiest thing in the world, but when it comes to dessert, this beats a lot of your options by a long shot.  It involves fruit (this one is especially high in potassium) and only has a little added sugar/butter.  Served with frozen yogurt instead of ice cream and it’s just not that terrible.  Sometimes you just need dessert, so you might as well make it a little healthy, right?  You’d never know it with this dessert though.  

Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Roasted Bananas
adapted from Cooking Light

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2  tablespoon butter depending on how healthy you want to be (I used 2 😉
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 4 large, firm ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Low fat or fat free frozen yogurt of your choice
Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven to 450. 
2.  Quarter bananas and place on to baking sheet covered in tin foil.  Put in the oven for 4 minutes.
3.  While bananas are cooking, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter
4.  Pull bananas out of the oven and spread a little of the sugar mixture over each banana piece.  Sprinkle with the toasted walnuts and return to the oven for another 3-4 minutes, until the sugar is bubbly on the bananas.  Mmmmm.
5.  Serve hot with frozen yogurt.  This ish is bananas.  B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

  One Response to “Brown-Sugar Cinnamon Roasted Bananas with Toasted Walnuts”

  1. Just made them yum!

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