posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2016

Roasted Bananas on The Girl and The Good


Okay, so that may not seem like much of anything, but these are roasted bananas over ice cream and this, well, is not so much a recipe as it is a public service announcement. Roasted bananas will change your life. I mean, if you like bananas that is. If you don’t like bananas, I still love you (I don’t get you, but I love you) and I say this with all of that love behind it: this post isn’t for you.

Here’s how it goes down: First, you preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, you take a banana, slice in half long-ways and place on foil. Place that into the oven with or without a baking sheet under it. I usually just place the foil right on the rack but, hey, you do you! Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on how tender you want those bananas, just make sure they are heated all the way through. Yes, you can microwave it, but it dries the banana out a bit more and is not quite as incredible. Go oven or go home.

Then, proceed to place said bananas on top of vanilla ice cream. Ohhh or maybe cinnamon ice cream! Crap, you guys, salted caramel ice cream?! Holy hell! With whipped cream? I need to stop. Or, for a much healthier version, you can do as my husband did during our elimination diet (the handsome genius that he is) and just serve them on a plate and drizzled with almond butter (or peanut butter) and walnuts or your nuts of choice (great band name). I’ve done that and added chia seeds for crunch with a little dried, unsweetened coconut. You can even top your oatmeal with these for breakfast. The possibilities are endless! It can be a healthy dessert on its own or a topping to add to your indulgences (or oats). On that note, this PSA is now complete. Report back, troops!