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Banana Brown Betty

 Banana Brown Betty
At home in Bremen, Indiana, Kathleen Starcevich recalls that her three kids used to “go bananas” over this delicious, down-home dessert flavored with a sunny splash of orange juice, brown sugar, bananas and cinnamon.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 cup orange juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 small firm bananas, cut into chunks
  • 6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter


  • In a large skillet, combine 1/4 cup orange juice, sugar and butter.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until light caramel in color, about 3
  • minutes. Remove from the heat. Add bananas and stir gently to
  • combine.
  • Spoon half of banana mixture into six 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups
  • coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon bread
  • crumbs. Top with remaining banana mixture. Spoon 2 tablespoons
  • remaining orange juice over each.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, orange peel, cinnamon
  • and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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Banana Brown Betty (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Sprinkle over bananas.
  • Place ramekins in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield:
  • 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 272 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.