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banana crisp

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This is a quick and easy warm, sweet dessert that everyone will love. Pass the ice cream! Recipe & Photo:

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana crisp

  • 4 md
  • 1/4 c
    (1/2 stick) butter, melted, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon

How To Make banana crisp

  • 1
    Peel and slice the bananas. Divide the slices evenly among 4 ungreased 6-ounce ramekins or souffle dishes.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. melted butter and the lemon juice. Mix well. Drizzle the butter mixture over the bananas in each ramekin.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, brown sugar and the remaining melted butter. Mix well. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the bananas.
  • 4
    Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until the bananas are hot and the topping is bubbly, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm with the ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • 5
    SOME VARIATIONS: For a tropical taste, use lime juice instead of lemon juice and add 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger. Substitute unsweetened coconut for the walnuts. Add 1/4 tsp. ground cloves to the butter and lemon juice mixture. The flavor of the spice is utterly delicious in this dessert!