Baked Bananas

Baked Bananas

  Ingredients  

Makes 4 servings
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Directions
Preheat oven to 375° F. In a pot, heat brown sugar, honey, and water over low heat for 5 minutes, until sugar dissolves. Peel each banana, and cut each one in half, cross-wise across the middle. Place all 8 banana halves in a 9 x 12-inch baking pan. Carefully pour syrup over bananas. Bake for 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven, and turn bananas over. Bake 5-10 minutes more until slightly browned. Remove from oven.

To serve, put two banana halves on a plate and pour syrup from baking pan into a pitcher. Pour as much syrup as desired onto plated bananas.

 

 

• ¼ cup brown sugar

• ¼ cup honey

• 2 Tbsp. water

• 4 bananas

 
 

 

 

 


(Calculations are approximations. The nutritional content may vary depending upon degree of cooking and cooking method.)

  • Calories: 202
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrate: 47 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • % of Calories from Fat: 4 %
  • % of Calories from Carbohydrate: 94 %
  • % of Calories from Protein: 2 %
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Calcium: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 5 mg

  • This recipe is a pretty high calorie, high simple sugar dessert. It is probably best for people trying to cut calories or for people with diabetes to try just regular bananas with peanut butter instead. The syrup mixture doubles the calories in the recipe and makes it very sweet!
  • Bananas are a treat that most people love to eat. This is a great way for kids to get a serving of fruit in their daily intake. If you need a smaller portion, try serving only ½ banana with a small amount of the syrup to cut the calories to only 100 or less per serving.
  • Keep honey away from infants under about 1 year of age. Honey carries botulism which is a harmful toxin to newborns and infants, but is harmless to people older than one year. Botulism is from the bacteria clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can be present in honey and in the home canning process.
  • Some folks are allergic to bananas. It is common to have food allergy in groups, so if you are allergic to bananas, you have a good chance of being allergic to cantaloupe, melons, and avocado as well.

 

  • The syrup mixture will be very hot after when it is being melted, watch out for little fingers reaching in to taste the delicious mixture. Children can burn fingers, tongue, and throat trying to taste the syrup mixture out of the pot.
  • Adults will have to help pouring the hot stuff, but kids can help with the rest of recipe.

Recipe courtesy of Food, Family, and Fun – United States Department of Agriculture