**In full disclosure, I was given a copy of the cookbook for free: however, all thoughts are my own.
I had a conversation with my sister last week about how much she dislikes cooking. While I don’t necessarily mind it, I do like it to take the least amount of time as possible. So, we talked about how to make that happen and decided to 1) do some freezer cooking together and 2) find real food recipes that are super easy.
And then, this 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous cookbook showed up on my doorstep! It was like a sign or something!!
The weekend was busy, so I haven’t had much time to make any of the recipes, but I’m really looking forward to trying some of them. (Be sure to check out the Cinnamon-Glazed Bananas Recipe from the book below. It looks yummy!)
Cinnamon-Glazed Bananas Recipe
This dessert is similar to Bananas Foster. It’s fabulous by itself and even better over vanilla ice cream. Such a tasty real-food treat!
Difficulty: Super easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes 4 or 5 servings
GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE (IF COCONUT OIL IS SUBSTITUTED FOR THE BUTTER), VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large bananas, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
- Vanilla ice cream (optional), for serving
In a skillet, combine the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla and set over medium heat. When it starts bubbling, add the bananas and cook for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring to coat. Serve as is or over vanilla ice cream.
You could try this cooking method with other fruits as well, such as apples, pears, or blueberries!
“You should totally put this recipe in your new cookbook—it’s my new favorite dessert!”
—SIENNA LEAKE, AGE 9
100 Days of Read Food: Fast & Fabulous is available for pre-order today. The book releases tomorrow, but to get the best deal, I recommend pre-ordering it for $16.48 (the original price started at $20.96).