I came across baked bananas while on holiday this month. I’ve never really thought much of them before, I mean, they’re just slightly mushy warm bananas right? Wrong. Baking bananas for just a short time transforms them from a regular fruit to a delicious dessert! And they can actually look pretty impressive too, for bananas, so it’s a really simple vegan dessert that you can easily serve to friends and family and impress them without the need for chef standard baking skills or artistry.
Time: 15 minutes
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Drizzle of Honey
6 Pecan halves
Approx. 50ml Almond Milk
To serve: Date Syrup, Dusting of Cacao Powder, Pecans
Pre-heat the oven to 200c. Slice the banana in half longways and lay on a baking tray. Drizzle a little honey over the bananas, as well as a light dusting of cinnamon. Place the bananas in the oven, occasionally checking on them as you make the sauce.
Blend the pecans and dates in a food processor with just a splash of almond milk, add the milk a splash at a time to make sure you get the perfect consistency. Pour the sauce into a pan and heat gently until the bananas are baked, adding more milk if necessary.
Serve 1 banana half per person, serving with the sauce either on the side or drizzled over the banana. I loved mine with a dusting of cacao powder, a drizzle of date syrup and some extra pecans. Ice cream would also go beautifully with this! Enjoy!