Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Roasted Banana Boats

After having surgery earlier this week to remove my appendix, I have not been able to spend my normal long hours in the kitchen. However now I have my appetite back I am increasingly craving all the foods that I cooked before! I have not eaten anything sweet in over a week so these Banana Boats went down a treat yesterday and took almost no time to make.

These would make a great treat or dessert for anyone! Not just post-surgery people. You could fill these bananas with whatever takes your fancy but I chose almond butter, dark chocolate and unsweetened coconut. There is no need to add any sugar because the banana is sweet enough, in fact, you could even eat the warm roasted bananas on their own they tasted that good!





Roasted Banana Boats
Serves 2

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
6 squares of dark chocolate, chopped (or use dark chocolate chips)
2 tbsp almond butter (or whatever nut butter you prefer )
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp unsweetened dessicated coconut






Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400F)

2. Cut out two large rectangles of foil and place shiny side down. On top of each of these, place a banana and using a sharp knife, cut it open length ways (but don't cut it too deep that it cuts through the opposite side!) In this hole you have created, place your fillings, pushing them deep inside the banana. Now wrap the foil around the banana, scrunching the foil together to secure, and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

3. Once the time is up, remove from the oven. Open the foil package- the chocolate should be gooey and melted, grab a spoon and enjoy :)


56 comments:

  1. These are genius!! A great way to use ripe bananas. Feel better soon :)

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  2. This is such a great idea! Perfect for outdoor grills that we'll get out for the summer :D

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    1. Yes these would be great to do on a BBQ also!

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  3. Oh, so sorry you had to have your appendix out! Take it easy, and feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you. I have this week of uni and work to do just that!

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  4. Sorry to hear about your surgery, but glad you are feeling better! The worst thing in the world is not being able to eat! Ahh. This looks like a delicious dessert!!

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    1. Agreed! And now my appetite is back I am ever so grateful of my ability to cook good food. The hospital food was terrible!

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  5. so sorry to hear about your surgery! Hope you have a speedy recovery - and gain your appetite! ;) These banana boats look amazing. I have seen them so many times yet never tried! I think it's time I make some

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    1. You should :) they are super easy and inexpensive!

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  6. This recipe is so unique! You turned bananas into a super yummy dessert, I'm impressed!

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  7. P.s. Wish you a quick recovery and all the best!

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    1. Thank you! I am already feeling so much better :)

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  8. What a creative banana dessert recipe! Simple and so delicious!

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    1. Thanx! Sometimes simple is the best type of dessert

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  9. OH these look so good! I've never roasted a banana and I've been meaning to. This looks like the most marvelous treat and it's healthy!

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    1. You must try! And yes I love that this dessert is based on a fruit :)

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  10. Wow! What a great idea. I would have never thought of this, but it makes perfect sense. I must try!

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    1. Haha that is what I thought before I made them, why had I not thought of this before?!

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  11. Brooke, these look delicious and simple and satisfying! Great recipe.

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  12. Poor your on the appendix surgery, ouch. Hope you're okay now and wishing you a really speedy recovery! Your banana boats looks so yummy, love how simple, but totally delicious they sound!

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  13. Hope you are feeling better and taking some much needed rest Brooke! :) Chocolate banana boats, ah, what's not to love ;)

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