Saturday, March 6, 2010

Caramelized Bananas


What better way to start a weekend then to make a delicious breakfast? This recipe for pancakes with caramelized bananas and ice cream is very simple and relatively quick to prepare. The ingredients are so simple and basic, that you probably have them on hand at home.

You'll need:
4 firm bananas, not overripe
1/2 stick butter
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
8 pancakes
vanilla ice cream

1. Save 1 tbsp of butter to put aside. Melt the remaining butter and mix with the brown sugar to make a paste.


2. Peel and slice the bananas in 1/2 inch slices. Spritz with the lemon juice. Then coat the bananas individually with the brown sugar mixture. Be sure to keep the bananas in whole slices; do not stir the mixture.



3. Melt the remaining 1 tbsp butter in a skillet and add the bananas. Add the cinnamon to the bananas. Cook on medium high heat.



4. Cook bananas 1-2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown in color. The sauce should thicken and be smooth in appearance.



5. Serve with pancakes and ice cream!



The next time, I plan to add chopped nuts and whipped cream as a finishing touch. Today's creation was made rather quickly, but this could be presented in a very elegant way and is also a decadent dish for brunch or entertaining.

Enjoy! Today we're supposed to have weather in the upper 50s! I'm so excited. What are you doing this weekend?

xoxo

6 comments:

  1. OMG! What time is breakfast tomorrow? I'll be right over.

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  2. That's right... potassium! LOL

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  3. That looks AMAZING!!! I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow and really want to make those! (Let's hope I don't burn my condo down...my culinary skills are still developing, poor Key puts up with a lot of take out!)

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  4. wow that looks absolutely divine!!!

    xoxo

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  5. This looks beyond delicious! One word - YUM!

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  6. Ended up making them as a dessert this weekend for me and the hubby - YUMMMMM!!!! Ended up making far too much for the two of us - tried to eat the bananas today for breakfast but they were a bit soggy. Next time you'll have to come over so we have more people to enjoy them with! :-)

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