If I could just save ONE banana…

We’ve all been there, watching that one banana get freckles, promising to take it for lunch, forgetting about it, swearing to eat it for breakfast, but by now it’s getting a tan and the thought of making banana bread is intolerable, but you don’t want it to go to waste or spawn a cloud of fruit flies… So what to do?

Banana Rescue Recipe:

Cinnamon Caramel Banana Sauce

In a non stick skillet over medium heat, add a little butter (1-2 tsp) and one daringly ripe banana, sliced or diced. Sprinkle with 2-3 TBS sugar and 1-2 tsp cinnamon. The moisture of the banana will meld with the sugar, so it may not be necessary to add liquid. Stir and let the caramelly magic happen. Lower the heat and let the sauce thicken a bit, then remove it from the heat and add a tablespoon of cream or evaporated milk if you want a richer sauce.

Save half to add to oatmeal or a smoothie for breakfast. Pour the other half over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat tonight.

Makes about 2 servings or one very generous one.

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