Thursday, April 11, 2013

Healthy Honey Banana Treat

Hey Everyone! For this weeks recipe, I thought I'd share something that is EASY and somewhat healthy.

For anyone that even remotely know me, you know I love sweets. Before Daniel and I got together and I was on my own, my dinners mostly consisted of candy. What can I say, I can't resist the sweets! SO, this obviously means I need some type of dessert with every meal. Since eating cupcakes and candy every night isn't pleasant on your waistline, I needed to find something healthier.

Also, once I have spent an hour making dinner, I don't exactly want to spend any more time making more food that is just going to make me fatter, SO I knew this recipe needed to be easy. This is also a great recipe to use if you have some bananas that are about to go bad (Thank you No Doubt for teaching me how to spell your're singing that song in your head.... admit it!).

Last but not least, I don't like bananas. The texture makes me gag. I'm not sure if it's the honey in this recipe or if cooking the bananas changes the texture but I couldn't get enough of this tasty treat!

2-3 bananas
Optional: Cinnamon

To make this, you pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Next, cut up your bananas into bite sized pieces and place them on a piece of foil large enough to fold over and create a little pouch. Next, sprinkle your pieces with honey. I didn't measure out the honey because it doesn't have to be exact. Just sprinkle honey on the banana pieces like you would on a piece of toast. The sweeter you want it, the more honey you use. You can also put some cinnamon on them. I originally planned on it, but then I couldn't find my cinnamon and realized we were out (OH THE HORROR!). I wasn't about to go to the store so I just left it off ad they turned out just fine.

Fold your foil over to make a little pouch and place the foil packet into a pan to catch any spare liquid that might escape. You can fold the pouch however you want but the method I found that worked the best was bringing the pieces in the middle together and then folding them together. Then I folded up the sides the same way.

Cook your bananas for 10-15 minutes, or until they are at the consistency you enjoy. You can't really go wrong here. Here is a picture of the final product:

YUM! Jeez, while I'm writing this post I'm getting hungry at my desk!

Happy Cooking!!

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  1. I have learned I need a treat after dinner too. This one will make it into the rotation. I've also planning on trying the banana 'ice cream' my SIL told me about. Freeze a couple of bananas and then use a food processer to blend and make them creamy. She says it tastes and feels just like real ice cream....

    1. I have seen that on Pinterest and want to try it! Thanks for the comment!