Monday, June 16, 2014

Healthy Fried Banana Dessert

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.

This is a great, easy-to-prepare recipe when you want the indulgence of fried food without the calorie counting.  The secret is to use coconut oil spray instead of frying the bananas in traditional oil, the result is a lighter, healthier fried dessert that is still utterly gratifying.  You might also want to try ghee butter as a substitute for the oil if you're truly desiring a rich flavour.
Top these bananas with ice cream or serve them on French toast drizzled in honey, either way it's a healthier alternative to those classic pairings.
Getting a desirable crispiness to the banana can be a little tricky, experiment with longer cooking times or a larger dollop of coconut oil if you're not getting the results you want.  You might want to try raising the temperature of the oil a bit as well if there's still some undesirable mushiness.
  • 1 large under-ripened banana
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Slice the banana into thin rounds.
  • Take a non-stick saucepan, medium heat, and measure in the coconut oil.
  • When the oil is hot add the pieces of banana.
  • Caramelize the edges of the bananas then flip them over to fry the other sides.
  • Turn off the heat and drizzle the honey on the bananas, letting the honey heat through.
  • Plate the fried bananas immediately and serve warm, sprinkled with cinnamon.

Bon appétit!      


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