This recipe to use overripe bananas comes from my abuela & you'll love it

If you have overripe bananas and you have no idea what to do with them, I have the perfect receipe to share. I really don't like to waste any food, so I cherish this dish my abuelita taught me. All our abuelas knew how to economize and take advantage of every ingredient to the max. And this dessert showss that--it's delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes.


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It's easier and faster than making banana bread, this dish involves browning ripe bananas in a little bit of butter and serving while they're still warm with a scoop (or two!) of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

If you want to, you can even flambée the bananas with rum or tequila, but I only do that if I have guests I want to impress! To keep it simple, I make it the way I'm about to tell you. I'm sure you and your kids will love it.

Banana dessert with cinnamon
Makes 4 servings
8 ripe bananas
2 tbsps butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
Whipped cream

To make:
1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
2. Brown the bananas in the butter for about 2 minutes, and sprinkle a dash of ground cinnamon.
3. Turn the bananas carefully so they don't come apart; sprinkle a bit more ground cinnamon and sprinkle brown sugar. Cook 2 more minutes.
4. Turn once more so the sugar cooks for 1 more minute.
5. Transfer the bananas and the sauce, sliding them out of the skillet and onto a serving platter.
6. Serve with whipped cream

Image via Enriqueta Lemoine

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