Monday, March 10, 2014

Caramelized Bananas with Peanut Butter Yogurt Sauce

I’m a registered dietitian with a self-proclaimed sweet tooth. I love  the occasional sweet treat. 

I sometimes think people are relieved to hear this since it assures them that registered dietitians are human. Lisa and I certainly believe that eating well certainly doesn’t mean you have to chomp on steamed broccoli from dawn till dusk (not that I have anything against broccoli)…But, it’s important to remember that food is meant to be enjoyed.

We submitted this recipe below for the Southern Peanut Growers PB My Way Contest to reflect the delicious flavors and lighter dishes I often see in California. After spending the day on a sunny hike in Malibu, strolling Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, or taking a dip in the pool, this delicious treat is the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth.   

Caramelized Bananas with Peanut Butter Yogurt Sauce

1 large banana
¼ cup almonds
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

For sauce:
2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon unsalted peanut butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1.      Melt butter and heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
2.      Add bananas and almonds; cook until lightly browned.
3.      While bananas are cooking, combine yogurt, peanut butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well.
4.      Spoon caramelized bananas into a bowl. Top with the peanut butter yogurt sauce and serve!

Enjoy, preferably with those you love.

Disclaimer: We did not receive any compensation for the contest – we simply entered it for fun!

Recipe developed with our wonderful contributing blogger, Jaime Ruisi.

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