Prep 8 mins
Cook 20 mins
I don't eat bananas often, even though I love them. When I do have bananas, they have to be very special, and I promise you, these babies are very very special! Try serving them over vanilla frozen yogurt, or with an intensely chocolate ice cream.
- 3 bananas, quartered horizontally
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1⁄4 teaspoon grated lime zest
- 1⁄2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup raisins or 1⁄4 cup currants
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them, arrange the bananas in a single layer.
- In a small bowl, combine the zests, juices, raisins, vanilla, and cinnamon and whisk to blend.
- Pour over the bananas and bake, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until the bananas are lightly browned and bubbling.
- Use a spatula to put 3 banana pieces in the center of each plate and spoon the sauce from the dish over them.
Wonderfully versatile. I made this as per the recipe the first time and it was great, but the best thing is that you can adapt it in so many ways. Add a dash of tequila, add other fruits, there's no end to what you can do. One note though, it does have to be served piping hot to get the best out of it.
This was awesome and a great end to our Mexican dinner. How could something so tasty not be fattening? But it is. Stuck this in the oven as soon as dinner was on the table and it was ready just as we finished eating. Only got in about 2 1/2 bananas, otherwise, made the recipe as written. Thanks.
This really is a great recipe. I, too, omitted the raisins. I served the bananas alongside some vanilla ice cream and the family was very happy.