Sep 16, 2011

Three Ingredient Dessert: Baked Bananas with Honey & Cinnamon

We all know and love whipped banana “ice cream”, but how about a warm banana dessert? My friends, using just 3 ingredients, you can have another delicious dessert without the guilt!

First, let’s take a look at one of my favorite fruits: the banana.DSC_0611 (1280x853)

What’s to love about bananas?

  • very good source of potassium (helps with muscle cramps!)
  • good source of Vitamins B6, C, and manganese
  • help maintain normal blood pressure
  • low in sodium

So what are the three ingredients necessary to make this easy dessert? Banana, cinnamon, and honey.fs

1. Peel the banana, slice it in half, and place in an oven-safe dish.

2. Drizzle with honey.DSC_0619 (1280x853)

3. Sprinkle with cinnamon.DSC_0628 (1280x853)

A lot of cinnamon.DSC_0629 (1280x853)

4. Cover and place in oven that has been preheated to 400*. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on desired softness.DSC_0634 (1280x853) 

Of course you’re totally welcome to stop here and enjoy your warm, caramelized banana. But should you? I say add more toppings! For me? Peanut butter morsels and coconut! Yum!!DSC_0640 (1280x916)

Have you ever had baked bananas?

What would you top your baked banana with?

Baked bananas or banana soft serve?