Tropical Bananas Recipe
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Tropical Bananas Recipe

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Lime provides the refreshing twist to this exotic-tasting dessert that's quick, healthy and delicious. I sometimes like to serve it as a midday snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons salted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 210 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, toss bananas with lime juice. Add peanuts and honey; mix well. Spoon into individual dishes. Sprinkle with coconut and lime peel. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Bananas in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p29

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Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"My husband loved this and it was so simple. We've made it several times and he often asks for it."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I LOVE this so much, when I didn't have lime one time I just substituted for lemon juice, but it's a taste difference with lemon & lime. However this is one of my favorite banana recipes :D"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"This was a simple recipe, and very healthy. However next time i may try cashews instead? It was fun to try."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"Tropical bananas makes such a delicious dessert, my entire family eats it. We love it and will be making it many more times."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"This is very yummy. I added some ice cream for the kids and they loved their different banana split."

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