I have been a total blog failure lately. I’ve basically ignored the computer for weeks. Sometimes life just gets in the way. First, it was Little Misters birthday party, then birthday, then summer decided to show up for a week. There were picnics and water parks and reading outside in the sun. Flip flops, suntan lotion and bbqs. It was amazing.
Through all of that I was still baking but I just couldn’t get my sh*t together enough to sit down and actually write out a post. Well, now the weather is more Spring like and I’m back with something ridiculous. A girlfriend and her boyfriend made dinner for a bunch of us a couple weeks ago. He made this amazing risotto and steak, I am seriously still dreaming about it. She made a fabulous apple celery salad and this amazing banana crisp.
I could NOT stop eating it. Thank god for stretchy jeans. Why hadn’t I thought of it? Warm ooey gooey bananas caramelized with brown sugar and orange juice then loaded with a buttery crunchy topping. My life was changed forever. So the next step was to make this at home, like NOW.
I brought this out to my Aunt who was in town and fed it to everyone there. You should really not be left alone with this. Oh and it is great for breakfast the next day too. Just saying.
Caramelized Banana Crisp
In a medium bowl make your crisp. Then put it in the fridge while you are making everything else.
Cut 8 bananas length wise and then cut them length wise again.
Melt butter and and sugar in a frying pan and then add bananas. Cook over medium high heat a couple minutes and then flip. You may need to do this in two batches.
Add all the bananas back into the pan (if you needed to do them in 2 batches) then add cinnamon and orange juice. Cook on high until sauce thickens.
Pour bananas into a 8×8 square dish (i did a round pie plate and it boiled over a bit so a square is probably a bit better).
Top with all the crisp mixture from the fridge.
Bake. Eat. With Ice Cream.