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Baked bananas with three components

Baked bananas are the perfect, healthy dessert. They taste decadent, like bananas with no butter and extra calories.

Baked Bananas

I love the simplicity of this baked banana recipe, which is a great way to use up ripe bananas. Sprinkled with honey and cinnamon, the bananas smell fantastic when baked. They are perfect for dessert, snack, or even breakfast. Deliciously served with whipped cream, Fro-Yo, chopped nuts or oatmeal. Try Banana Foster Crepes, Banana Zucchini Cake, and Banana Nut Bread for more ways in which to consume ripe bananas.

Baked bananas with ice.

These bananas are so creamy and decadent – you’ll swear they contain butter! Besides the bananas, there are only two other ingredients: honey and cinnamon. The more mature the better for this recipe! Cover the bananas with cinnamon and honey, cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes. As simple as that! I like to serve them with a small halo top or whipped cream, but completely optional.

Because bananas are naturally sweet, they are an excellent choice for a healthy dessert. They are high in potassium, which plays an important role in reducing the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Bananas are also rich in vitamins B6 and C.

How to serve baked bananas

There are so many different ways you can eat these sweet baked bananas. Below are some of my favorites, but feel free to get creative! I’d love to know what you can come up with – comment below!

Eat with a light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Top with whipped cream, raisins or chocolate chips. Sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts on top. Crunch Greek yogurt and granola and eat for breakfast.

Variations:

Put the honey in maple syrup. Add a dash of nutmeg or cardamom to the bananas.Honey drizzled on bananasBaked BananasBananas with ice cream

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Baked Bananas

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 15th min

Total time: 20th min

Baked bananas are the perfect, healthy dessert. They taste decadent, like bananas with no butter and extra calories.

1 medium Ripe banana, Halve lengthways1/2 tablespoon honeycinnamon, taste

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Place the banana on an ovenproof bowl or foil.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and honey.

Cover with foil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how soft you like them.

Enjoy it as is or (optional) add some whipped cream or light ice cream.

Portion: 1baked banana, Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.5G, Protein: 1.5G, Fat: 0.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 0.2G, Sodium: 2mg, Fiber: 3G, Sugar: 23G

Blue Smart Points: 2

Green Smart Points: 2

Purple Smart Points: 2

Points +: 4th

Keywords: dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian meals

Posted January 3, 2021 by Gina

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