I received a new cookbook and it just opened right to the dessert section when I took it out of the wrapping, I kid you not. So I decided to look at recipes that would be quick and easy to try. I wanted something that I would have all the ingredients on hand. I chose the Bananas Foster Bake. This recipe can be simplified, if you choose not to use nuts it is just as tasty. You end up with a crisp crumb topping that is a sweet crunchy contrast to the bananas and raisins.
For 6 Servings the ingredients are:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
!/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. dark rum or milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 Medium bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup of raisins
1/2 cup rolled oats
6 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cup up
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts
Vanilla bean ice cream [optional]
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and 8×8-inch baking dish.
- In a bowl stir together the first four ingredients [through salt]; add melted butter, milk, rum, and vanilla. Stir until smooth, Spread batter in prepared baking dish. Top with sliced bananas and raisins.
- In a large bowl combine oats, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup of flour and the remaining 1/4 cup of butter. Using a pastry blender or a fork cut in the cut-up butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the nuts. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over batter.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and set. Cool in the pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. If desired serve warm with ice cream.