Or how to impress your kids and make your husband fall in love with you all over again. This recipe is so dang easy your children can do it almost entirely on their own (except for needing a smidge of help with the hot oven). It also works as a great summertime campfire trick. They are wonderful plain, in their beautiful perfect banana state. Or my personal favorite, sprinkled with cinnamon, stuffed with chocolate chips and dotted with butter...mmmmmmmm.
These make a lovely dessert, it would even empress guests at a dinner party. But it also works perfectly for a breakfast with a dollop of yogurt, or to curb that mid day sweet tooth. It turns a plain banana into something truly special. It tastes so much like the famous dessert Banana's Foster, but it isn't! A simple banana with nothing else tastes like it is so much more. If you've never tried this recipe before you will be amazed on the lovely flavors it changes into.
Oven Roasted Bananas
Traditional Oven Roasted Banana
1 banana per person (and this is absolutely all you need if you want to go the plain route, which trust me, tastes anything but "plain")
preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place whole banana, as is, uncut on a baking sheet. Place in hot oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the banana peel turns black. That is when you know it is done! Place on a plate and carefully split the peel with a sharp knife and eat with a spoon.
The warmth of the banana paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is heavenly.
Oven Roasted Bananas with Cinnamon and Chocolate
1 banana per person
a sprinkling of cinnamon
a sprinkling of chocolate chips, I used mini above, but large are just as great!
a few small pats of butter, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice banana lengthwise and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chocolate chips and top with a few pats of butter, if using. Bake for 15 minutes or until banana peel turns black. Carefully remove from oven and eat directly out of the peel with a spoon. Enjoy as is, or serve along side ice cream, yogurt, sprinkle with granola, drizzle with honey or chocolate sauce- whatever your heart desires. After you've had these once, trust me, you will want to try them every way possible!
I linked up my recipe at Sweets for a Saturday!