Raw Diet Recipe
Bored with bananas? Give them a new, spiced-up twist with these satisfying and healthy Baked Bananas. Variation included.
3 small bananas, peeled
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon olive oil, or melted coconut oil
Cut each banana crosswise into 8 pieces. Arrange banana slices in an 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with orange rind, maple syrup, juice, salt, and spices, drizzle with oil.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, basting after 15 minutes with liquid in dish. Serve banana slices hot on wooden sticks.
Variation: Honey Baked Bananas
4 bananas, peeled
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Syrup to serve (your favorite)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bananas on well greased baking tray. Brush bananas with melted butter. Sprinkle with nuts.
Mix honey with orange juice, and pour over the bananas. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Serve warm with your favorite syrup. Makes four servings of baked bananas.