From an Ayurvedic perspective. bananas are really great for vata, which subsequently is the season we are entering. The sweetness, along with the earthy and grounding qualities are the perfect fruit to consume during this time of year.
This SUPER simple recipe is great for the season, when you're craving a little something, without going crazy with the overly processed sugars. On top of that, the spices involved in this dish are great for this season as well--very warming and grounding all at the same time. There is no reason to say no to this tasty treat.
- 4-5 ripe bananas. (I like to use bananas that are almost on the verge of being thrown away. This allows you to use less sugar, because the sweetness will naturally come from the ripeness.)
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tsp ghee
- 2-3 tsp raw turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice your bananas into small, round pieces and place on a baking tray
- Coat the bananas with the ghee. Feel free to get a little messy and use your hands
- Sprinkle the sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top of the bananas. Again, coat well
- Pop into the oven. You want to bake them until you see the sugar starting to caramelize (approximately 15 or so minutes, depending on your oven!)
- Serve nice and warm. Feel free to pop this yumminess onto some pound cake or short bread cookies. You can't go wrong!
Enjoy this so good dessert, without feeling all the guilty feelings!