An ex-roommate of mine used to make these after a particularly boozy night out, although considering how flammable butter/alcohol is, it probably wasn't the safest cooking experiment. Nevertheless, this dessert is easy enough to make in less than five minutes. Just grab some butter, bananas, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream. You'll make your roommates very happy.
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Bananas were not introduced to North America after the Civil War and some decades later, when widespread consumption took hold, New Orleans became a major center for banana imports from Central and South America.In 1951, Brennan’s owner Owen Brennan (the uncle of Ralph Brennan, the 3rd generation restaurateur and now-owner of Brennan’s restaurant today) asked his chef Paul Blangé and sister Ella to come up with a new dessert using bananas to name after his friend Richard Foster, the chairman of the New Orleans Crime Commission. At the time, Owen’s younger brother John (Ralph Brennan’s father,) was running “Brennan’s Processed Potato Company,” a produce company that had a surplus of bananas. What they came up with is now the world renowned Bananas Foster.The dramatic, flambéed result is now the most-ordered item on Brennan's menu. Thirty-five thousand pounds of bananas are sautéed each year in South American rum (but of course!) in preparation of the signature dessert.Recipe courtesy of Brennan's Restaurant
You scream, I scream, we all scream for…. Bananas? That’s not usually how that cheer goes but this “ice cream” recipe requires just 1 ingredient: bananas! Frozen and pureed bananas make for a delectable ice cream substitute with no added sugar or fat. This is completely raw and vegan too! Adding a touch of freshly grated nutmeg and salt heightens the banana flavors and makes this recipe ultra crave-worthy.To serve, I like to lightly sprinkle the ice cream with fleur de sel salt and serve along sliced regular bananas for a fancier presentation.
If you drink coffee every day, milk and sugar can get pretty boring. A different take on your usual caffeine fix blends coffee with bananas, vanilla, milk, and cinnamon to create your own healthy Frappuccino.
Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson has a song dedicated to banana pancakes and rightfully so. There's something about banana pancakes that's homely and comforting. Its a pancake that signifies loved ones and long weekends. This recipe will quickly be your go-to when you "pretend its the weekend now (Johnson, Banana Pancakes)."
Eating ice cream right out the tub is great, but sometimes you want to get a little creative with your ice cream creations. The next time you’re in the mood for vanilla ice cream or gelato, turn it into a delicious banana split. Add bananas, chunks of brownie, and chocolate syrup for a heavenly combination.
Sometimes you just need a banana split — for dessert, or maybe for dinner, but more likely for breakfast. There's a banana, so it's healthy right? Of course. This recipe includes chopped almonds, chocolate syrup, and a maraschino cherry, but you can really use any toppings you want.See all dessert recipes.Click here to see Bananas, Bananas Everywhere.
This recipe is full of so much win, it's honestly ridiculous. Let's break it down. First, it's bananas, which are basically a super-fruit. They're sweet, delicious, easy to find, and healthy. WIN. Then you consider that they are bite-sized. Hello! No utensils necessary, easy to share, and full of entertaining and portion-control opportunity. WIN. Third, it's freakin' wrapped in bacon. WIN. Then you consider that they take about three minutes to prep... even more WIN!
No matter your skin type, full-fat plain Greek yogurt will help to gently exfoliate because of its lactic acid and moisturize because of its natural fats. Bananas contain vitamins B2, B6 and B12 to not only help reduce skin inflammation but also make the skin supple and soft.
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