I don’t think fruit was intended to be eaten this way.
Especially by people who are trying to lose weight and have already overstayed their caloric welcome for the day.
Regardless, I needed a
midnight 9 pm snack. I read somewhere today about caramelized banana peanut butter toast. And then I got to thinking. Who needs the peanut butter toast? How about some straight-up caramelized bananas?
It’s so easy–and so delicious–it should be criminal.
Easy Vegan Caramelized Banana
Serves 1 (or 2, if you’re keen on sharing, which I am not)
1-2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp melted vegan “butter” (I used Earth Balance)
splash of vanilla extract
Slice your banana length-wise and then into smaller segments and add to a bowl. Melt butter in the microwave. Toss butter with banana slices until coated. Add brown sugar and vanilla and toss. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bananas and cook for a minute or two on each side. Don’t let the butter and sugar mixture caramelize too much because you’ll want to pour over your bananas once transferred to a plate!
look at all that ooey-gooey sauce
Mine were tender but I think I’d aim to have a slightly crisped banana with a tender inside. You have to be careful not to overcook, though, so I played it safe.
Eat, sigh, rejoice. Enjoy over soy yogurt or simply by itself. Life is delicious.