Sure, banana breads has become more popular lately as newly minted home bakers have tried their hands on making this ubiquitous pastry.
Well, how about another sweet incarnation of banana as a dessert, say a banana crisp?
A crisp is a dish of baked fresh fruit with a streusel topping that typically includes oats. As the dish bakes, the oats will crisp up, adding another level of texture to the dessert, hence the name.
Unlike banana breads that require overripe fruit, banana crisps need the bananas to be just ripe.
This is a makeshift banana crisp recipe that I improvised with ingredients that I already have on hand when I was struck with one of my cravings for something sweet again.
Check it out:
- 4 bananas sliced into thin circles
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup instant oats (my substitute for rolled oats)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
To make the topping,combine the flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt a medium bowl. Add in the softened butter and work the mixture with your hands or a whisk until crumbly. Set aside.
Evenly distribute the banana slices into two cake tins. Cut up some of the bananas to fill in the smaller spaces in between slices.
Sprinkle the topping mixture over the bananas, enough to cover the fruit.
Place inside the oven pre-heated at 205 deg C (400 deg F) and bake for ten to twelve minutes until the topping becomes firm and gets a golden brown color.
Serve while still warm from the oven.
Enjoy as is or topped with vanilla ice cream (see my recipe for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream).
Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.
Looking for other easy-to-cook dishes to try out while in quarantine? Check out my other kitchen adventures:
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- Calamansi Muffins
- Easy Crema de Fruta and Tipsy Chocolate Cake
- Easy Creamy Pesto Chicken
- Banana Loaf Three Ways
- Sausage Pasta with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes
- Homemade Avocado Ice Cream Cake
- Slow Cooker Pork Roast
- Easy Shepherd’s Pie
- Homemade Mango Ice Cream
- Baked Salmon
- Thai Peanut Sauce
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Five-Minute Lava Cake
- Carrot Cupcakes
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Mini-Blueberry Cheesecakes
- Frozen Mocha Cheesecake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies