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Bananas for Bananas

My son loves bananas. It’s to point that if I am packing it as his snack he can’t even see it or else he wants it immediately. I have tried to explain that he will get to eat it later, but being 15 months he doesn’t quite understand that yet. Needless to say, we buy a lot of bananas. The unfortunate side of having a lot of bananas around is that they tend to age quickly due to all the ethylene they produce. Personally, I dislike a banana that has brown spots on it, which means I must re-purpose the banana or throw it away. Since I hate wasting food, there’s only one thing left to do.

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Banana bread. This is our favorite recipe, which I found online. It is moist and full of flavor. It is a great way to use up those overripe bananas.

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Since we had a couple extra after making the bread, I decided to make something easy and simple and every pyromaniac’s dream: bananas foster.

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Cut bananas into four pieces and cook for 5 minutes per side. After first flip sprinkle bananas with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Remove bananas and add brandy or dark rum. Scrape up bits from bottom of pan and then light. One the flame has been extinguished pour over bananas.

Unfortunately, the ice cream got put on the bottom of the dish so it melted pretty quickly once the bananas and sauce were added. While it was delicious, it wasn’t exactly photo worthy and I didn’t want to embarrass myself. As a note for next time and anyone else looking to make it, add the ice cream last!

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