Bananas foster with roasted bananas and ice cream
Roasted Bananas Make For An Effortless Flavor Boost In Recipes
Overripe bananas may seem unappealing, but they're ideal for roasting, adding caramelization and a creamier texture that provides an extra touch of sweetness in your desserts.
Rinse and dry the bananas peels-on, line them up on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment, and lightly pierce them with a fork before baking them at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
The bananas can take as little as 15 minutes to roast, but the density and size of the fruit can influence the cooking time, so keep an eye on them so they don't overcook.
Roasting bananas for a short time will result in a softer, smoother texture, while a longer cooking time closer to an hour will create a chewier texture like dried fruit.
These sweet and caramelized bananas add to the deliciousness of bananas foster, banana bread, and pancakes. You can even use them to add a smoky sweetness to curry.