Bananas, Coconut & Pecans
This was a dessert I made this weekend. Wanted something different and was thinking about DH telling about how his Grandfather made fried bananas for breakfast. This was easy & quick. Made it after we finished dinner & served it warm. Have to admit the best part had to be those pecans! The ingredients were--
2 large bananas sliced lengthswise
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Unsweetened Coconut
1/4 C Pecan Halves
2 Tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (My new favorite yummy tasting oil) You must try it!
1/4 C Fresh Mandarin Orange Juice
Placed the oil & sugar in a warm pan. Added sliced bananas to the pan when the sugar started to melt. Added the pecans & coconut around the sides of the pan. Flipped the bananas over after about a minute, all the time stirring the pecans & coconut around the edges of the pan to keep them coated with the sugar & oil. This only takes a few minutes to accomplish. Add the OJ right before removing from the pan.
Notes--you can see there is a lot of room for your own variation in this recipe. You may want less OJ or none at all. You could substitute butter for the oil. I must tell you that the coconut oil is delicious all on its own. Make it to suit your tastes. I can see doing this & using orange sections instead of bananas or maybe using some of the mangoes I found this past weekend.
After the last post about tea I thought I would just add a note from time to time about any tea that was particularly interesting. Started the day with a very good Apricot Decaf from Republic of Tea. I could really taste the apricot & it was a nice mellow way to begin a busy day!