Enjoy this healthy and delicious baked curried bananas recipe from our Chef and Nutritionist Anne Masri! It’s easy to make, not too messy and takes less than an hour! If you’re looking for a good vegan recipe and would like to branch out your taste buds, this is an excellent sweet and savory curry dish you can make with just a few ingredients that you might even have on hand. This tasty curried banana dish can be served as an appetizer or a dessert!
At Villa Kali Ma, we like to use organic ingredients to make sure our dish is free of chemicals and pesticides or other additives that our body recognizes as toxins. Toxic ingredients can trigger an immune response by the body. One theory as to why autoimmune disease is becoming an epidemic in this country is because of the toxins added to our food. So if you want to make a healthy dish, start with healthy ingredients that are free of chemicals and toxins.
Look for extra virgin unrefined Coconut Oil for the greatest Coconut Oil benefits. Coconut Oil not only tastes good, the medium chain fatty acids are said to improve memory and brain function, which makes it an excellent ingredient to bake with. Apricot Jam, made with fresh locally grown apricots, can usually be found at your local health food grocery store or farmer’s market and tastes fantastic! Curry Powder, which can be found at any grocery store, gives the dish a golden yellow color and adds an abundance of rich, delicious flavor.
Coconut Sugar is becoming a fairly mainstream ingredient and can be found at most grocery stores, however you will definitely find it at specialty health food stores such as Jimbo’s, Whole Foods, Lazy Acres or other natural food markets. Coconut Sugar is an excellent replacement for cane sugar due to its low glycemic index. The main ingredient, Bananas, is probably already in your kitchen and if not, I’m sure you know where to find them. The ripeness of the bananas is up to your liking. If you would like the dish to have more of a savory flavor, I would start out using bananas that are just turning from green to yellow and still quite firm. If you want it to be more of a sweet caramelized dessert dish, then go with ripe bananas. Or you can try both and see how you like them.
- Coconut Oil
- Apricot Jam
- Curry Powder
- Coconut Sugar
- Set your oven to 375 degrees
- In a saucepan, melt oil, jam and curry powder.
- Pour over bananas.
- Sprinkle with coconut sugar.
- Bake until caramelized, about 30 minutes.