By Karla Dixon
Bananas Foster. Just typing the words makes my mouth water and ignites such fond, sweet memories.
Childhood dinners, all dressed up, out with the family. Topping the evening with the infamous flaming Bananas Foster prepared tableside.
My dear friend Frankie (sadly gone from this world), who used to make it for me in my 20s after the spectacular, sumptuous, over-the-top dinner parties we would throw.
Then, the silent ashram, pre-dawn....wait....what?
Yes! It's true! Having recently completed my Yoga teacher training at Hale Pule, I literally cried when this delicious treat was offered for breakfast a few weeks into the intensive program.
Now that I am home, we have them for breakfast a few sweet mornings a week. Here is the recipe for no sugar, HEALTHY cooked bananas that will bring you back to those decadent occasions in just one bite. I promise. Eat slowly. Savor. Chew your food. And enjoy!
Cooked Bananas (aka Bananas Foster)
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 (but there will be fighting over who got more)
4 overripe bananas sliced in half and then in spears
2 Tbsp. ghee
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cardamom
Sprinkle nutmeg (optional)
Pinch of salt
Over medium heat melt ghee in a small pan. Add spices and let cook for about a minute, until you can smell the beautiful, sweet aroma. Add bananas to the pan. Toss to coat with spices. Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Dust with nutmeg.
You're welcome ;)
Karla has spent the past two decades traipsing the globe as a corporate events producer. She began her studies in Ayurveda and Yoga as a way to shift herself and her family toward a healthy, balanced life. She received her Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification from Kerala Ayurveda Academy and is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Karla just completed her Raja Yoga teacher training with Hale Pule. She consults privately as well as leads group programs, retreats and workshops so that others may benefit from the rich teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga. She lives in Sea Cliff, NY with her husband and son, who has become her best student and guru.