PIN Baked Bananas
I LOVE bananas.
Honestly could eat them every day, all day and a million different ways.
Heck, I even wrote a post on how to freeze bananas for smoothies since this girl ALSO loves a banana split smoothie bowl for breakfast. All these banana eating ways are good and all, but this simple little roasted banana recipe MIGHT just be my FAV.
Maybe even more than the whole baked pears with honey!
What kind of bananas should I use?
Bananas are such a versatile fruit. They’re sweet, filling, have the most satisfying texture, and are downright DELISH.
One of the main reasons I absolutely love bananas is that they are so easy to use in baking. They add richness and sweetness and serve as a binding ingredient to hold together muffins, loaves, cookies, you name it! Also, they make anything you bake or cook so tender and moist (sorry to use that word but it’s so true) like in my High Protein Banana Bread Recipe and Paleo Banana Pancakes with Coconut Flour.
When baking bananas on their own or in baked goods like these, you’ll have better results if you use very ripe bananas with lots of spots. They’re softer, they’re sweeter, and are that much more delicious when making roasted banana.
Baked Banana Ingredients
In my opinion, delicious, satisfying desserts don’t always have to be complicated. Some of my favorite desserts are also the simplest to make, and these baked bananas are at the top of my list! They only require a few ingredients, but they really satisfy the craving for a sweet, warm, baked treat at the end of the day. Imagine devouring a warm baked banana by a cozy fireplace at Christmas time. MMMM, there’s nothing better! This recipe only requires a few ingredients. You will need:
- Large, Ripe Bananas
How to Roast Banana
Pretty simple ingredient list, am I right!? You may already have these ingredients on hand, so let’s get baking!
I’m going to show you how to cook bananas in a simple, easy way! These bananas will be ready to enjoy in a few easy steps:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
After peeling your bananas, slice them lengthwise and place them cut side up on the baking sheet. Rub the bananas generously with honey and a pinch of salt.
Bake your bananas in the preheated oven until they are soft and tender. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
Sprinkle each banana with cinnamon and devour!! I would bake a bunch if I were you, because you’ll be coming back for seconds- GUARANTEED.
How to use Baked Bananas
Another reason I love this recipe, besides it being easy and delicious, is how many ways you can enjoy these tasty bananas! There are literally endless ways to use them. Here are a few great ways to enjoy them with family and friends:
- Pancake toppings: That’s right, these would be a scrumptious addition to Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes or Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes.
- Eat them with homemade ice cream like my Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Recipe or as a topping on these Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream Bowls
- Enjoy them at breakfast time on a cold winter morning alongside this Baked Oatmeal with brown sugar and molasses and a big mug of tea or coffee. Sounds so cozy, doesn’t it?
Other Healthy Banana Recipes
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel the bananas and slice them in half length wise, placing on the baking sheet cut-side up.
- Rub the bananas with honey and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
- Bake until soft, about 15-20 mins.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and DEVOUR!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 2 POINTS+: 4 OLD POINTS: 2
(per 1 banana)
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