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Caramelized Banana Bliss Bombs

  • Author: Tess Challis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These banana bliss bombs are relatively easy to make, but fancy enough to serve at a 5-star restaurant! Serve them up to guests and they’ll never guess the secret ingredient within: silken tofu. It’s magic!


Ingredients

Scale

Spiced Vegan Cream Sauce

  • one 12.3 oz. container of silken tofu (firm)
  • ½ cup of pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of neutral-flavored oil (sunflower, melted coconut, safflower, etc.)
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt

Flair

  • 1½ cups of sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed or chopped pecans

Bananirvana

  • 3 firm bananas (not overly ripe)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or vanilla powder)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the tofu, maple syrup, oil, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt until very smooth and consistently creamy. Set aside (or refrigerate for up to a week).
  2. Prepare the strawberries and pecans and set them aside.
  3. Slice each banana in half lengthwise. Next, slice each banana half in half width-wise so that you end up with twelve banana segments that are each half of their original thickness and length.
  4. Mix the coconut sugar and vanilla and lightly coat each banana segment evenly with the mixture.
  5. Heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the margarine. When the margarine is melted, distribute it evenly over the pan. Place the banana pieces in a single layer on the pan. Allow them to get nicely browned on the bottom (this should take well under 5 minutes). Gently flip them over and brown on the other side. When both sides are gloriously browned and caramelized, turn off the heat.
  6. To serve: Place sauce on each plate and top with banana segments. Garnish with strawberries and pecans and enjoy!

Keywords: banana, gluten-free, sweet, treat, vegan dessert, vegetarian,