Friday, January 10, 2014

Recipe: Brown Sugar Baked Bananas


The following side dish is one of our most popular treats with guests. It adds a little bit of sweetness to savory breakfasts and also goes well with popovers. If you like bananas, give this easy recipe a try! It's also simple to make in smaller (or larger) quantities.

Brown Sugar Baked Bananas
from the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast
Prep+bake time: 20 minutes / Makes 4 servings

Preheat oven to 350.

Ingredients

3-4 large bananas (the less ripe, the better, but not green)
4 tablespoons brown sugar
butter spray or 1 tablespoon melted butter
4 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
cinnamon to sprinkle

Directions

1. Peel and slice bananas.
2. Spray individual ramekins or an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray and stack/pile bananas.
3. Spray bananas with butter spray or brush with melted butter.


4. Cover/sprinkle bananas with brown sugar.


5. Bake for 10 minutes, until the brown sugar creates a nice glaze over the bananas. Bake them too long and the bananas will be ash gray and mushy (and this is also why we don't use ripe bananas in our recipe, because they tend to become mushy when baked).

6. Cool for 2 minutes and then dollop vanilla yogurt on top, finally sprinkling cinnamon on top of the yogurt. Letting the bananas cool for a couple of minutes is an important step to keep the yogurt from turning into a liquid and sliding off the bananas to the bottom of the dish.

Innkeeper Note: In the summertime, we will sometimes add in diced fresh peaches for a yummy summer baked fruit combo.
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