While many people may be averse to fruit for dessert, this recipe transforms a plain banana into a hot treat. And while it’s not quite Bananas Foster, the flavors evoke a similar taste … but with less fat. This recipe is a perfect example of my cooking motto: balance healthy foods with moderate splurges. This simple dessert will leave you satisfied without the guilty regret.
Cinnamon Baked Bananas
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Bananas, 1 per person
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Splenda
1 scoop ice cream or sorbet
Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF.
Peel the bananas, cut them in half lengthwise and place them on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
Brush the melted butter onto the bananas and sprinkle with the cinnamon and then the sugar.
Bake the bananas for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the sugar has carmelized and the bananas are soft.
Serve the bananas over ice cream or vanilla sorbet.