Upgrade your banana split with caramelized banana recipe. Not only do these taste delicious, but they make for a nutritious option to satisfy your sweet tooth while saving on calories. Caramelized bananas can be made in just a couple minutes and are great right off the pan or after resting for a couple hours. Top over some vanilla gelato to impress your guests while also impressing yourself. One of our favorite ways to indulge!
BLEND USED: All-Sass California Grape Nectar
Tasting attributes: These caramelized bananas find a slight tang from the citrusy flavors of our Riesling blend and caramelize just perfectly
If you've ever had bananas fosters, this recipe will blow your mind. Not only is it incredibly quick and easy to prepare, but our sugar alternative works perfectly to create that rich, caramelized coating without tasting like you are liking the sugar bowl. The sweet, tangy flavors from our Grape Nectar add a unique touch on the classic flavors of this dish.
Bananas scientific name (musa sapientum) can be translated to “fruit of the wise men” so evidently we are doing something right when choosing to eat bananas as dessert. Considered America’s favorite fruit, bananas are the highest consumed fruit in the US. With so many ways to incorporate them into your diet, bananas are even more loved due to the immense nutritional benefits this fruit has.
Because bananas contain high levels of B6 and potassium, eating them each day is a helpful way to keep your body strong. Our caramelized banana recipe is a great way to include bananas into your diet while also satisfying your sweetness craving. If you're feeling a bit daring, step out of your comfort zone and replace the bananas in our Best Banana Bread with these caramelized bananas to enrich the nutty, incredible flavor. We even suggest topping french toast with these yummy morsels plus a small splash of our liquid sweetener to replace syrup.
These sweet morsels pair wonderfully with a wide range of foods from fresh fruit and pastries to pancakes and granola. Top plain greek yogurt with 5-6 caramelized banana pieces for a healthier dessert option or even try folding in between Swedish pancakes or crepes, relish with any dessert (pies, bread pudding, cookies, etc). Delight in the simple sweetness of eating them alone too!
Whether you're looking for a healthier sweet treat or searching for a new twist on dessert, you cannot go wrong with the divine taste grape nectar adds to these caramelized bananas! Number one #SweetStuff!
CARAMELIZED BANANAS RECIPE
- 2 Tbsp All-Sass Grape Nectar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 ripening bananas
- 2 Tbsp butter (use vegan butter if desired)
- Whisk grape nectar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl
- Chop bananas into ½ inch thick pieces
- Heat butter in frying pan on medium heat until melted
- Dip each banana piece in Grape Nectar mixture and place on the pan for about 2 minutes - mixture should be bubbling and starting to brown
- Flip pieces over and sauté for another 2 minutes until slightly browned
- Remove from the pan and let cool slightly. Top over your favorite breakfast or dessert item!