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African Banana Dessert (vegan, gluten free) May 11, 2010

Here’s a quick, easy and exotic dessert!

Serves 4

1 Tbsp vegan butter substitute

2 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

2 large bananas, medium-ripe

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup shredded coconut

3 tablespoons  finely chopped or partially ground unsalted peanuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.In a small bowl, melt butter in the microwave, about 25 seconds. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon until well blended. Oil a 9-inch square baking pan. Peel bananas; cut each banana lengthwise in half. Place cut-side down in baking pan. Sprinkle the bananas with the orange and lemon juices. Sprinkle the brown-sugar mixture over the bananas. Sprinkle with the coconut and peanuts. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until bananas are lightly browned. Serve warm. Great with nondairy vanilla ice cream too!

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