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
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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 210 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g 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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debbiebuttonz User ID: 5836666 23803
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."

LisKoz User ID: 5811308 28371
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"

boogurr User ID: 4730752 52506
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."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 22111
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3905136 28312
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

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

dln57 User ID: 308670 52504
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"OMgoodness, this sounds so good! In elementary school we used to have a dessert similar to this using mayo in the dressing with the coconut toasted, it was my favorite. I think this is a wonderful lower fat option, Thank You for the memory, Deb in Ocala, Fla"

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