Aren’t desserts the best? I am all about a good dessert. And of course I incorporated peanut butter. One of my favorite things is bananas topped with peanut butter. This is a seriously spiced up version of that. Think about it… bananas, peanut butter, glaze, and ice cream. Yeah not much to think about, it’s a no brainer, dee-licious! I love ice cream topped with something warm. Oh, and swirl around a spoonful of peanut butter, and it’s perfection. If you aren’t as crazy about peanut butter as I am than just leave it out. And if you just want the bananas as the treat, go for it! It would also be delicious to add some pecans to the pan to cook for a minute and covered in the glaze. Or you could add other fruit as well. I also used homemade maple ice cream.
Lately I have felt like I have to work extra hard to compete against all the junk food that is available for my kids to eat outside of our home. It turns out that someone has a birthday every.single.day at school and there are a million other occasions that require treats. One of my girls keeps asking for candy and treats just about every hour. And I don’t want my kids to feel like the only time they eat treats is somewhere else, which will most likely make them binge when they get it. So I try hard to make treats that are delicious and use real food that isn’t all sugar. I also think they appreciate homemade treats like this because it’s something special and something they don’t get everywhere else. Or at least that’s what I tell myself!
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- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 bananas, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
- Vanilla ice cream (I use homemade maple ice cream)
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- In a skillet, combine the first four ingredients.
- When it starts bubbling, add the bananas, and cook 30 to 60 seconds.
- Serve warm with ice cream and peanut butter.
Recipe adapted from: 100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous