Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Desserts were never a large part of the African diet. For a long time, sugar was really expensive. Desserts were usually reserved for Christmas. This is a fairly healthy and easy to fix dessert. Recipe from Angela Shelf Medearis.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut off the ends of the bananas and place the unpeeled bananas on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until their skins burst and turn black. Discard the skins (once cooled a bit) and cut the bananas lengthwise.
  3. Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and lemon and then drizzle it over the cooked bananas. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Simple ingredients and super easy to prepare. Thank you for posting this recipe.

Miss Fannie May 06, 2013

This is good. Not too sweet and different. Originally I thought I would serve it with plain yogurt but that would have made it not sweet enough. It was good on it's own. Made for ZWT7 Sub-Saharan Africa, for my team Food.Commandos

UmmBinat May 31, 2011