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Caramelized Bananas with Chocolate Drizzle

This is a compilation of 3 or 4 recipes that I discovered in various places, including an original from my friend Holly.  This version uses the cooking technique "reduction" in the oven.  It rocks.

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sucanat
2 tablespoons mirin or rum

1 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 bananas

chocolate drizzle:
1 tablespoon warm water
3 teaspoons organic cocoa powder
3-5 tablespoons sucanat
2 teaspoons arrowroot dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 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.  Remove from heat, add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, stir, and drizzle over bananas.
Serve immediately!  The hot bananas don't hold for long.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Makes 3 servings



Jenna L
Looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try with a different fruit (pears maybe?) since of all the weird things to be allergic too... bananas. But the idea looks great!
November 2, 2010, 6:03 pm

Lizz Brooks
Can't wait to try this! Perfect cool weather treat. And, I think I'll top it with a scoop of coconut-milk ice cream. Yum!
November 4, 2010, 12:03 am

femi Awodesu
That looks so good! i can't wait to try it.
December 2, 2010, 5:29 pm

Day Alexander
I'm only just turning 11 and I want to make gourmet banana splits for my family. This is great as I am going to caramelize my bananas
July 2, 2011, 1:13 am

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