Simple Broiled Bananas with Cinnamon and Cocoa Nibs

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Simple Broiled Banana with Cinnamon and Cocoa Nibs – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Dessert Recipe

Easy |  Servings:  2 |  Ready In: 10 minutes |  Yield: 4 banana halves

Broiling bananas brings out their natural sugars and adds a crust reminiscent of campfire marshmallows.  A dusting of cinnamon and a crunch from bittersweet cocoa nibs finishes this easy, healthy, gluten-free, vegan dessert.

Ingredients

Procedure

Preheat your broiler to “Hi”
To make the Broiled Bananas: Halve the bananas, lengthwise, keeping them in the peel.  Place the bananas on a baking sheet cut-side-up.  Place them under the broiler for 5-7 minutes, until well-charred
Remove the broiled bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon and cocoa nibs.

Enjoy immediately.

Yield: 4 banana halves

Cocoa Nibs?: Cocoa nibs are “nature chocolate chips”. They are crushed, roasted cocoa pods. They have a bitterness that is balanced by the sweet bananas. They bring a nice crunchy texture to this simple dessert.

Chef Katie’s Tips

No Refined Sugar or Syrup? I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories.  This dessert doesn’t use any refined sugar, maple syrup, or other refined sweetener. Dried dates and ripe bananas provide sweetness, along with healthy fiber and essential nutrients.

Cocoa Nibs?: Cocoa nibs are “nature chocolate chips”. They are crushed, roasted cocoa pods. They have a bitterness that is balanced by the sweet bananas. They bring a nice crunchy texture.

Other Flavors: Use this recipe as a template to add other flavors. Add flavor twists by adding 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ginger, espresso powder, or pumpkin pie spice mix.

What is Broiling? Broiling is simply grilling from above. With a grill, the flame is below the food. With broiling, the flame is above.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (2 banana halves)

Calories 135.82
Calories From Fat (18%) 24.22
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 2.64g 4%
  • Saturated Fat 1.63g 8%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 1.21mg <1%
  • Potassium 423.84mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrates 28.71g 10%
  • Fiber 4.74g 19%
  • Sugar 14.44g
  • Protein 1.3g 3%
  • Calcium 10.28mg 1%
  • Iron 9.16mg 51%
  • Vitamin A 76.48IU 2%
  • Vitamin C 0.05mg <1%

Shopping and Gear List

  • Frontier Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon, Ground, 1.31 Ounce
  • Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs, 8 oz. Bag — Organic, Non-GMO, Fair Trade, Gluten-Free

 

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