La Bearded Lady
Deliciously Easy Caramelized Bananas
This $#!T is BANANAS! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Thank you, Gwen.
Hollaback guuurl! These ridiculously easy and delicious caramelized bananas are going to make you question what your desserts have been missing all your life. Your ice cream will thank you for this ooey gooey accompaniment. For the first time around making these, I popped these caramelized gems on top of a Lemon Banana Cream Tart (recipe coming soon!). When you are cooking with sugar, it is important to move quickly because the bananas will go from beautifully golden brown to black in literally seconds. So if you have a little bit of courage and speedy hands in the kitchen, I highly recommend caramelizing bananas and treating your taste buds to this $#!T!
Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 20 to 30 slices
3 medium ripe bananas
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Slice bananas into thick coins or lengthwise strips.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon until well incorporated. Dredge the bananas in the sugar mixture, until completely coated.
Spray a medium nonstick pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the sugar coated bananas. Spray a large plate with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Cook bananas until golden brown underneath, about 4 to 5 minutes (check the underside by lifting with a small spatula). Be careful not to overcook or burn them.
Gently flip bananas over to brown other side, turning heat down to medium. The second side will brown quicker than the first side, about 1 minute.
Transfer bananas to prepared plate. The bananas are going to be ooey gooey and sticky! Serve immediately.