- Makes: 3 Servings
- Ready In: 20 mins
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 5-7 mins
Whole fruit plus some heat intensifies the sweetness enough to call this fruit dish dessert. This recipe uses the cooking technique “reduction”. It’s great fun for kids to watch what bananas do under the broiler and with a few flavors added, it rocks.
- Calories: 331
- Fat: 8g
- Protein: 3g
- Sodium: 10mg
- Carbohydrates: 61g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 41g
Nutritional Information (per serving)
- 2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sucanat
2 tablespoons mirin or rum
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon warm water
3 teaspoons organic cocoa powder
3-5 tablespoons sucanat
2 teaspoons arrowroot dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Remove from heat, add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, stir, and drizzle over bananas.
- Preheat broiler.
- Peel bananas and cut lengthwise.
- Heat butter, sucanat, mirin, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and nutmeg in a small saucepan until melted. Stir to blend.
- Place banana halves in a lightly oiled baking dish, cut side down.
- Pour glaze over bananas and broil until sugar bubbles and bananas are lightly browned (about 3-5 minutes). Watch carefully. Don’t let the bananas get mushy.
- Pour water, cocoa, and sucanat into a small saucepan; whisk over medium to high heat until dissolved.
- Add arrowroot slurry and whisk until mixture thickens. If it is not thickening, the heat is not high enough.
- Serve immediately! The hot bananas don’t hold for long.