I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for ages but I’ve only just got around with it. For weeks now I’ve become obsessed with baked bananas. If you are not in the know, baked bananas are a completely different ballgame to a regular banana. Once you pop one in the oven, baked bananas turns into a lovely gooey, sweet, sticky dessert. Today I’m going to show you four ways to jazz up your baked bananas.
Baked Bananas, Cinnamon and Fruit Syrup (I’m using Sweet Freedom’s fruit syrup as I’m trying to move away from pure honey- but maple syrup could work here too). Simply sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with the syrup. Pop in the oven for 10 mins and serve. Cinnamon actually helps the body digest sugar more slowly, so it’s a great thing to add to desserts.
Baked Bananas and Strawberry. I can’t eat lots of strawberries because they’re high in insoluble fibre, but chopping them finely and placing over the banana is fine ( I literally chopped up one big strawberry). Again slice and pop in the over for 10 minutes.
Baked Bananas with Toasted Coconut Chips and Syrup. Add a sprinkle of coconut chips, syrup and pop in the oven for 5 minutes and then a further five if needed(you don’t want the coconut to burn).
Choc Chip Baked Bananas. This is my favourite one by far! Simply sprinkle with chocolate chips (don’t go crazy as a little goes a long way!) and bake. After 1o minutes, the chips will be soft and after a further five you’ll have a lovely gooey chocolate sauce.
So let’s have a look at the final result……..
How delicious do these look? (Other than the cinnamon one on the right which suffered an oven based injury; in my eagerness to get these out of the oven I broke a piece off!)
Just in case you need any persuading, here’s a few nutritional benefits:
- Adding banana to your desert gives it more fibre which means any sugar added on top is digested more slowly.
- Bananas and strawberries both contain potassium which helps things like high blood pressure.
- Bananas are full of soluble fibre (rather than insoluble fibre) making them much easier for the body to digest than most fruit.
What’s your favourite baked banana recipe? I hope you enjoy giving these a try! If you are on the look out for more gluten free desserts, tummy friendly recipes I have a whole bunch in my recipe section.