Nov 12, 2011

Bananas with Nuts and Spices

This recipe comes from central Africa. This recipe is sort of like apple crisp, which is an American favorite.  It is so easy to make, tastes even better with freshly made whipped cream. Yum!  It is made with rum but I was thinking that Amaretto would be good as well.  It has a sweet distinctive flavor.


6-8 ripe bananas, ripe but firm
2 TBS chopped unsalted cashews
2 TBS unsalted peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup of coconut, unsweetened
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 TBS sugar
2/3 cup of orange juice
4 TBS rum
Whipped cream to serve

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Slice the bananas and place them in a greased baking dish.  Mix together the nuts and the spices in a small bowl.  Pour the orange juice and rum over the bananas, then sprinkle the nut\spice mixture over the top.  Dot the top with butter.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce is bubbly.  Serve with whipped cream.  Enjoy!