It's the simple things...

It’s the simple things…

My favorite fast food on the planet is bananas. Pick. Peel. Eat. It doesn’t get better than that. I buy a whole branch of locally grown organic bananas every week for $2 – that’s about 100+ bananas – and never tire of finding new ways to eat them as they ripen. I can even eat them green – but that’s another post (or ten).

In this simple dessert dish, the bananas are ripe. It takes about five minutes to throw together and serves as an excellent last minute dessert idea for when guests turn up unexpectedly. One of the best things about this dish is the versatility of the ingredients. If I don’t have everything in the cupboard, I substitute other ingredients. I have ended up with some amazing desserts doing this, and everyone who has been at my house at the right time has loved it. A friend who doesn’t like honey made this at home and poured condensed milk all over it. Another made it with chocolate sauce. I have also added flax seed instead of sesame seeds. There are no limits to the ways this dish can be enjoyed. However it’s made, it’s fresh, wholesome and healthy – and that’s gotta be good!

Banana Blitz Recipe:

10 ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup crushed nuts (any kind)
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1/4 cup organic cacao nibs
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp nutmeg

Put all of the above ingredients into a large bowl and gently mix them together.
Serve and eat immediately. Add ice-cream or cream if desired. Serves 4-6

Buen Provecho. Come to Ecuador and cook with me!


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