1 medium- large Banana
Flour or some kind of starch (we used rice flour)
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp Honey
- Cut bananas in half, lengthwise.
If you hold the banana against the counter, the banana may crack and break. [VE]
If you hold the banana in the air, it is less likely to break or crack.
- Heat coconut oil in a pan at a medium heat (coconut oil is prone to smoking if it gets too hot)
- Sprinkle flour on one side of the banana (or both if the fey mood takes you)
- When the oil is hot, put the banana, floured side down, into the oil (don't drop it in because the oil will splash [VE]).
- Drizzle honey over the bananas and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- They weren't done as well as I wanted them to be, so I flipped them over. This step is optional.
We served it up with some failed coconut whipped cream. Usually, when I chill the coconut milk so that the liquid and the cream separate, the liquid and the cream actually separate. Not so this time. I don't know what happened.
Then, when I went to filter the water out with chemistry paper which has worked so well in the past, it wouldn't filter. So, I just put the whole can in the mixer and let it whip. It won't hold a peak, but it tastes good.
I think these would also be really good with a couple drops of lemon.
Mess factor was the flour and the fact that I make messes all the time. It was minor this time, thank goodness. I gave TC a piece and he said, "I give it a 4. It would go well with vanilla ice cream". I told him I would make coconut whipped cream with vanilla. Once he had those two together, he gave it a 5.
I give it a 5 without the whipped cream. The whipped cream is just a bonus for me. When we finished our bananas, we both seriously contemplated making more. Unfortunately it's 2300 and that's a little too late tonight to be baking bananas.
I decided to have TC try to make this recipe with a few differences. I had him cut the banana in the peel to see if that would be easier.
I got to be a guest cook in someone else's kitchen, It was exciting. I didn't, however, have my cast iron with me. I tried to make these in a glass casserole. They did not crisp. I don't recommend that method. I ended up frying them up in a skillet, and they were delicious, but I liked them better in the cast iron.
The bananas from the glass casserole are on the left, you can see that the rice flour is soggy and not crisp. I decided to experiment on them and served them with a few drops of lemon juice on top. Everyone said they liked, and would like it more if they were crispy. I agree. I think the lemon makes them a little bit better.
The bananas on the right were fried in a skillet and not served with lemon. They were still delicious.