Oh yes, a baked banana.
Trust me. This will make you very happy indeed at breakfast time.
In fact, it might make you so happy that you’ll make another the next afternoon. And then plot how you can make yet another one the next day.
Somehow, baking transforms a regular old banana into something decadent. It’s almost like you’re ripening the banana until it has the most natural sugars possible – but instead of turning brown and mushy, it turns a brighter yellow and yields to your fork and sits like a banana revelation on your tongue.
This baked banana is laughably easy. It takes approximately three to four minutes to prepare. I drizzle a bit of melted butter over the banana pieces before cooking and then scatter a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar – just enough to bring out the intense banana flavour.
While it bakes in the oven for about 10 minutes, you can scramble the eggs and toast the toast.
And behold: you too can have a baked banana revelation.
last april: tom yum pak
please note: all quantities may be fiddled with
1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. butter, melted or dabbed
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 tbsp. brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Get out a casserole dish or cookie sheet with rims.
Cut the banana in half. Then cut it lengthwise, so you have four pieces. Lay these face down on the dish. Brush melted butter over banana pieces, or dab unmelted butter on bananas. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Scatter with brown sugar.
Bake for 9 – 10 minutes, until banana yields to the pressure of a fork. Serve.