October 26, 2012
I keep and keep meaning to post this one! The thing is I always end up making these late at night, when I am feeling snacky and the light is not good for taking pictures. (see below) :)
Ohhhhhh, these bananas. I first tried coconut fried bananas while eating at a Brazilian Grill restaurant with some friends this summer. First of all, if you haven't been to a Brazilian grill place- GO. It's incredible. Have a taste of the lamb and the parmesan beef. And if you haven't tried their bananas- TRY. OR, you can make them at home!!! I was so, so excited when the first time I tried to re-create them at home, they turned out so amazing. They feel like a little trick up my sleeve. 

Coconut Fried Bananas

1 ripe banana
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup shredded coconut
dash of cinnamon
pinch of salt
honey for drizzling on top

Heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet or a frying pan over medium heat. Combine coconut with cinnamon and salt in a shallow bowl. Cut the banana into spears, dip each spear into the beaten egg and then roll in the coconut mixture. Place the coated bananas in the pan when the oil is shimmering and sizzling, but not smoking. Allow to cook until browned on the bottom,  then flip. Continue until all the bananas are golden brown and crusty. Top with more cinnamon and a generous drizzle of honey. 

Seriously, a restaurant quality dessert that is super simple to throw together whenever you feel like it?! Keep this one handy. Master the art of the fried banana. 
Impress someone. Treat yo'self. (Tom Haverford would approve.)



Shannalee Mallon said...

Oh, my. Yes. I need to try these.

Joe said...

We do this with plantains. Yum.

Elise said...

this looks so so so good!

Anonymous said...

oh my oh my ohMYgoodness! this sounds absolutely, insanely delicious. i can't wait to make these!

Tesa said...

These look so yummy. I'm assuming you use "unsweetened" coconut?
Logging this idea away for a "date night" treat!!

Eeny said...

looks yummy... i just wish i liked bananas. ha ha.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Must. Try. This.

Kelly said...

I made these last night, so good! I was out of honey so I added a little dollop of homemade vanilla ice cream...totally delicious, thank for sharing!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
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