This recipe offers one of the easiest and healthiest ways to splurge on the original bananas foster without missing the flavor. The hint of spice with the smokiness from the grill pan makes this by far my favorite version of a mock bananas foster. Top it with your favorite goodies and serve!
1 large semi-ripe banana [slice lengthwise with skin on & tips removed]
1 tablespoon of coconut oil [pour in a small bowl]
1/8 teaspoon of ground clove
1 tablespoon of brown sugar or turbinado sugar
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Freeze dried strawberry slices [as seen on picture]
Ice cream or yogurt [to liking]
Grill pan or medium sauté pan
Pastry brush or cooking brush
2 small bowls
Start by placing the grill pan or sauté pan onto the stovetop at a medium-high heat. Once the pan gets hot, dab the cooking brush into the coconut oil bowl and start by brushing the whole pan with the oil — this will prevent the bananas from sticking [quick tip before placing your bananas in the pan brush both sides with more of the coconut oil]. Place your bananas onto the hot pan skin side up, letting your bananas cook for about 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile place the spices and sugar into a small bowl. Mix the spices with your fingers to release the oils and set aside. Flip your bananas over [skin side down] and start by sprinkling the tops of the bananas with the sugar and spice mixture. Let the sugar cook and melt over the crevasses of the bananas, this takes 2-3 minutes. Once the sugar melts, carefully transfer the fosters bananas onto a plate and serve with your preferred topping!
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