Turning breakfast into dessert by adding a caramellized banana on top!!
In the past i have tried to caramellize a banana, but it just didn’t turn out the way i expected – and i really don’t know what i did wrong. It feels like caramellizing banana is a rather easy thing to do, so not sure how i messed up!!
So by definition, caramellizing means the browning (or oxidation) of sugar, which leads to a brown nutty flavour – which tastes so good!
You can slice the banana which ever way you want. Also… you can make a dessert out of it by adding some coconut cream and berries and maybe some peanut butter – instead of adding it to oats like i did!
So how do you make caramellized banana?
1/2 tbsp vegan spread(margarine)
2-3tbsp brown sugar
60ml orange juice
Slice the banana in half – lengthwise. Or cut into small “dices”.
In a frying pan melt the vegan margarine, on medium heat. Add the brown sugar and then the banana pieces.
Allow to cook for around 20 seconds before you then add the orange juice and cinnamon. Cook for another 10-15 seconds, before turning the slices over and allowing to cook for around 40-50 seconds (or until caramel/gold – but not overly soft). Note, you can pour some of the liquid over the banana while it fries!
Don’t overcook as then it will go soggy 🙂 Eat warm and enjoy!
This may not be my everyday oatmeal topping – i love my oatmeal with just plain banana, berries and peanut butter!!!