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Bananas With Maple Syrup ©

March 28, 2014










Celebrating the beginning of the “Maple Syrup” Season in Canada!

This is a delicious recipe for all those who like ‘Bananas’ and ‘Maple Syrup!’ The bananas need to be very ripe and their skins some what blackened, as they then cook beautifully and give a smooth final result. Sauté the bananas in butter, maple syrup, brown sugar and lemon or orange juice and the result is an unusual dessert, which is quick and easy to make.

In Canada ‘Maple Syrup Season,’ begins the fourth week in March, when the nights are still cold, but it is warm during the day. This year this has been a little delayed do to extreme weather, but the parties have begun!


For Henry, my followers in Canada, and all those who love “Maple Syrup!”




Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

Quick and Easy





4 Persons







2  very ripe bananas cut in half long ways

1 tbs Canadian Maple Syrup or Honey or Golden Syrup

1 tbs light brown sugar

1 juice of lemon or Orange

Finely grated lemon or orange zest

25-50 g butter



Buy your bananas well ripened and yellow. Leave in a bowl on your kitchen counter for another few days, until their skins begin to blacken. The riper the better, as long as they don’t begin to brown inside.

1. Peel bananas and cut carefully in half, long ways.

2. In a glass, measure out maple syrup, light brown sugar and lemon juice or orange juice.

3.Melt your butter in a large enough, non stick frying pan, to take all your banana halves. Add banana halves and fry for at least five minutes on each side, browning them slightly. Turn over carefully with two forks.

4. Once browned pour over contents in glass and as it melts spoon over bananas. Gently cook for another five minutes, until the sauce is thick and syrupy.

5. Serve straight away, sprinkling with finely grated lemon or orange zest.





Bananas And Maple Syrup ©


This is what you are aiming for!


Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

There is Maple Brown Sugar on the market too!


Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

Peel bananas and cut carefully in half longways.


Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

Measure out Maple Syrup or honey and golden brown sugar.


Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

Add lemon juice or orange juice.


Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

Melt butter in large enough frying pan, to take all the bananas at once.


Bananas And Maple Syrup ©

Place bananas in frying pan and fry until brown on both sides over a medium heat. About five minutes each side. You can’t over cook this, so take your time.


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Turn carefully using two forks, add more butter if necessary. It depends on the size of your bananas.


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Do not hurry this process.


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Grate the zest of the lemon or orange on a fine microplane or grater.


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Grated lemon zest……


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Once the bananas are nicely browned, pour over maple syrup, brown sugar and lemon juice or orange juice. Allow to reduce until a thick syrupy consistency. The whole cooking process can take up to 20 minutes, there is no hurry!

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Serve straight away, sprinkling over your lemon or orange zest at the last minute.










2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2014 6:13 pm

    Oh wow that looks so delicious, I want it now. Buying bananas tomorrow!


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