Recipes,  Snack

Fried Banana Dessert

Fried Banana Dessert


It is almost a nightly occurrence that my 5 year old excitedly ask “what’s for dessert?”. Most of the time we tell him we aren’t having dessert, but last night I decided to create something quickly, easy and healthy! We don’t usually keep (or make) Paleo-fied treats in the house because we want to get used to not having sweets around, even if they are better for you than tradional sweets.  When I originally “went Paleo” I did Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox and it gave me the opportunity to re-train my tastebuds. After the 21 days I no longer craved sweets the way that I did pre-paleo. Now, we don’t eat ice-cream, candy, or other sugar laden and processed foods for dessert. Instead we create our own tasty sweet treats from the healthy ingredients I do keep in the house. This is great because WE control how much sugar goes into the dessert and how much sugar our boys consume. The kids helped me search the kitchen for something cookable that we could turn into “dessert” and were super excited with the outcome of their experiment! There is only four ingredients so grab a banana and get started!


1 ripe banana
1 tbs coconut oil
1tsp cinnamon
1 tbs raw honey


Peel and slice the banana (we made circles, but you could slice lengthwise).
Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat.
Add diced bananas and cinnamon to the oil.
When the bananas start to brown flip them.
As the bananas start to brown on the other side, drizzle the raw honey onto the cooking bananas.
Let the honey melt and warm while you flip the cooking bananas again.
When they are browned and warm, serve in a bowl!
You could even add coconut cream to this!


What is your favorite, simple, Paleo dessert?


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