February 18, 2010

 

Baked Bananas & Banana Cobbler

The other day  Aldi had very ripe bananas  on sale for $0.50 per bag.  I bought a couple of bags, but I wasn’t in the mood for making banana bread.  Instead, I made this simple, sweet, and sugar free dessert.  It was nice by itself, but would also be delicious served with ice cream.

baked bananas


Baked Bananas

baked bananas in baking dish
Peel bananas, remove any mushy parts, and place them in a buttered square casserole dish.  You can cut them into sections if you like.  I cut them into thirds so they would fit into the dish more easily.  Drizzle the butter, agave nectar, and orange juice over top (you don’t need to combine them).  Sprinkle the cinnamon on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Serve warm.

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While I thought that little dish of baked bananas was wonderful, my hungry guys like something with more substance.  To use my second bag of bananas I created a banana cobbler which consists of batter in the bottom of a baking dish with the above baked banana recipe on top of it.  It turned out great.

banana cobbler on plate


Gluten-Free Banana Cobbler

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.  In a small bowl or 2 cup measuring cup, combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together with a fork or whisk until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Spread the batter into a buttered rectangular baking dish (about 9 x 13 inches). 

banana cobbler in baking dish

Peel the ripe bananas and cut them into three pieces, placing the pieces on top of the batter.  Drizzle over top:
Then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.  Bake at 350 degrees about 35 – 45 minutes, or until the batter tests done. 

banana cobbler baked

This cobbler is low in fat, but it is not dry.  However, I loved it eaten warm with milk over top.  It’s great by itself, too, and I’m sure it would be even better with ice cream.

Visit  Friday Foodie Fix for more recipes that use agave nectar, and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays for fabulous food made a little bit healthier.

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Comments:
My daughter loves bananas. I will have to try the banana cobbler. She would love it!
 
Yuuuummmm. I love bananas; and this seems so easy to make!
 
My son will flip when I try this one

thanks!
 
I love bananas, but I should become more inventive with recipes including them! These sound great.
 
Mmmm....I had sauteed bananas tonight. I would never have thought to make a cobbler though! Yum!
 
What a great idea. I would never have thought of doing this with bananas but now that you did it makes perfect sense. You're so smart! Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.
 

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