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Friday, May 14, 2010

Bananas Lynster (Kinda like Bananas Foster but without the bad stuff.)

I don't want to brag or anything but here is an absolutely delicious dessert that I made up.  Okay, so there's no such thing as a truly healthy dessert, but this is much healthier than most other desserts out there.  Plus, it's gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free (although it does have fruit sugar and agave syrup).  If you're going to splurge, this is the way to go! 

Bananas Lynster
1 banana, sliced
sprinkle of cinnamon
finely chopped fresh ginger (about a teaspoon)
shopped pecans (a handful)
1/2 teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla extract (I like "Spice Shoppe")
1 T sesame oil (You can use other oils, but I find the sesame fries up the bananas better and more crisply.)
coconut milk ice-cream, sweetened with agave syrup (such as "Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss")

Sprinkle the sliced banana with the cinnamon.  Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan.  When hot, add bananas and fry until slightly crisp.  (About 10 minutes or so.)  Towards the end of the frying, add the vanilla, chopped ginger, and pecans.  Stir and cook for a few mintues.  Put the banana mixture in a bowl and top with the coconut milk ice-cream.     
Serves 1 (You can double, triple, quadruple, etc. this recipe if you want to make it for more people.)

Enjoy!  You won't miss the bad stuff!