I’m excited to once again be participating in the Improv Challenge hosted by Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker! This month, the challenge ingredients are bananas and nutmeg. Yum! So far, I’ve shared:
- Chocolate and Marshmallows (December): Crispy Rice Squares with Chocolate Sauce
- Zucchini and Brown Sugar: (September): Zucchini Bread
- Tomatoes and Peppers (August): Green Chile Pepper and Tomato Soup
- Corn and Butter (July): Cilantro Tomato Corn Salad with a Lemon-Butter Dressing
- Cherries and Almonds (June): Icy Drink with Cherries and Almonds
- Strawberries and Cream (May): Strawberries Marinated in Maple Syrup with Whipped Cream
Today, I’m sharing a recipe that my dad used to make for me when I was younger. I’ve been trying for years to replicate his recipe but, for some reason, even though I started out using the same ingredients it’s just never the same… so I changed things up a bit and made it my own (Dad leaves out the nutmeg and the vanilla).
Fried Bananas with Brown Sugar Sauce
- 2 bananas – approximate cost $0.50
- 2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar – approximate cost $0.20
- 1/4 cup butter – approximate cost $0.50
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg – approximate cost $0.15
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon – approximate cost $0.15
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla – approximate cost $0.20
- Slice the banana in half lengthwise and then horizontally (you should have four long and thin pieces).
- Melt half of the butter (1/8 cup) in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the banana slices to the frying pan.
- Cook until the banana begins to turn golden brown.
- Flip and cook until the banana begins to turn golden brown.
- Remove to a plate.
- Add the remaining butter, and brown sugar.
- Cook until sugar is melted.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla to sauce.
- Stir well.
- Pour sauce over fried banana pieces.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings (approximate cost: $0.85 per serving).