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Baked Bananas


8 servings

This easy recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less. Bananas have a sweet, starchy texture, which makes baking them the ultimate treat. When topped with a sweet syrup glaze, the flavor of this fruit really shines. This super-simple, gluten free dessert gets warm and bubbly in the oven and when topped with whipped cream, becomes an indulgent tropical treat for all ages. Reminiscent of a deconstructed banana pudding, but with more minimal ingredients, this dessert is a perfect way for any banana lover to indulge.


  • 4 bananas, peeled
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • Whipping cream (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Dip bananas in lemon juice; arrange in a greased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with raisins and pecans. Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat until bubbly. Spoon syrup over bananas; dot with butter. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Serve warm with whipping cream, if desired.

Cook's Notes

There are so many ways to give this tiny treat a little more umph. Whether it's sprinkling cinnamon, drizzling almond butter, chocolate, nutella, or honey, you will not be disappointed. You could even just plop these on top of some ice cream—if you're feeling really adventurous. 

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