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Hot Salted Caramel Bananas

The most phallic, naughty-but-nice fruit (well actually a berry if we’re being technical here) of them all is commonplace around the world – the banana. Providing around 100 kcal per portion, this starchy crop is a wonderful hungry-tummy filler. It is also equipped with plenty of nutrients such as potassium, a mineral that is essential in the synthesis of sexual hormones- so it’s suggestive shape is quite fitting! These hot salted caramel bananas will definitely satisfy your sugar craving.

close up view of golden brown caramelised bananas in a black metal frying pan smothered in glossy brown sweet and salty caramel

This recipe is very much like a banana flambé but the alcohol has been replaced with salty caramel- sounds like my kind of version! If it sounds like yours too, then go make one for yourself using the easy recipe below, which uses just 4 ingredients and takes around 10 minutes to rustle up.

Serving size:

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Method:

  1. Slice bananas in half lengthways and then in half again across the middle (each banana should now be cut into 4 pieces).
  2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a frying pan and add the banana slices.
  3. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until soft and golden brown.
  4. Remove from the pan and leave aside.
  5. In the same pan add the remaining oil and sugar and heat.
  6. Once the sugar has dissolved and the caramel is bubbling, mix in the salt.
  7. Add the bananas carefully back in and coat in the caramel then remove from the heat.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Why not add a dollop or two of ice cream and a handful of chocolate chips to your hot salted caramel bananas if you fancy pushing the boat out?!

I also managed to squeeze bananas into burritos – banoffee pie style! If you fancy eating one, go make it! Here’s the recipe: https://foodflaneur.com/2018/09/15/banoffee-pie-burritos/.

I’d like to give a massive thanks to Ricardo Cuisine for their inspiration in helping me create this recipe. You can find their version here: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/3875-banana-flambe-with-cinnamon.

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