I created this recipe one day out of desperation. We had invited guests for dinner, and about a half hour before they were due to arrive, I realized I had forgotten all about preparing a dessert! I discovered I had plenty of bananas on hand, so I "fancied" them up and baked them. It was a big hit! This is a great way to use up ripe bananas when you're getting weary of banana bread. -Claudette Mogle, Federal Way, Washington
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Whipped topping
- Place the bananas in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Combine the butter, honey and lemon juice; drizzle over bananas. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle each serving with coconut and pecans; top with a dollop of whipped topping.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 342 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Honey-Baked Bananas in Reminisce Extra August 2002