Baby bananas (aka Lady Fingers) are sweeter and creamier than their big sister, and pack a comparable nutritious punch! Unlike regular bananas, the browner these get, the better. The small freckles that gradually appear on the skin indicate that they have reached optimum ripeness and are ready to enjoy.
Caramelized Baby Bananas
4 baby bananas, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 T. maple syrup
dash of cinnamon
Preheat your broiler to high (or 500 degrees). Lightly grease a cookie sheet and place the bananas on the sheet, cut-side facing up. Use a pastry brush to brush a little maple syrup on the top of each banana piece. Sprinkle the bananas with a dash of cinnamon. Broil in preheated oven, checking often, until the tops are caramelized (about 4 minutes). Check often so they don’t burn! Remove from the oven and top with peanut butter, walnuts, and any other ingredients you like.
Recipe and photo from A Dash of Soul