Saturday, November 24, 2012

Caramelized Banana

Children and adults alike love sweet, nutritious bananas. Since bananas come neatly packed in their own wrapper, they are very portable. They may be eaten in their whole form, sliced into fruit salad or mashed and added to muffin and bread recipes.Caramelized bananas goes well with any kind of desserts or pancakes . Bananas are easy to digest. When you're sick with a virus or indigestion, bananas can be an appealing way to get some important nutrients into your system without upsetting your stomach. Mashed bananas are also often used as an introduction to solid foods for babies. Your body uses carbohydrates as a primary source of energy. Eat a banana after a workout to refuel. A banana with breakfast will start your day off right and will give you the energy to make it through to lunch without snacking. Bananas also deliver small amounts of other vitamins and minerals. A banana provides some iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamins A and E, foliate, carotene and choline. Bananas also contain trace amounts of many amino acids. Bananas are known for their high potassium content, with over 400 mg potassium in a single medium-size banana

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 4-5 mins
Total time: 10 mins

  • 3 Bananas
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2tbsp Butter
Cooking Directions
  1. Slice bananas into thick coins or lengthwise strips, depending on your preference.
  2. Add butter into a medium size non-stick pan, and heat over medium high heat. Add bananas and sugar.
  3. Cook bananas until light to golden brown underneath, about 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook or burn them (if you smell them browning, or see color in the pan, flip them right away). Keep in mind these times will vary, depending on your stove.
  4. Gently flip bananas over to brown other side, turning heat down to medium. The second side will brown in about one minute.
  5. Transfer to a plate that has been coated with butter (otherwise they may stick - they are gooey and sticky!) and serve. Alternately, slide them right onto your ice cream, pancakes or  plain whipped cream and Enjoy !