What Honey Obsession Led me To – Pan Fried Honey Cinnamon Banana
I am obsessed with honey.
It all started last year when a honey seller knocked on my door and asked me if I wanted to buy raw honey. I was a little skeptical at first; I doubted if he is really selling “raw” honey. I have heard many a stories of sugar syrups being sold as honey and so I asked him from where is he getting his stock from. He told me that he had just taken away a bee hive and so he had a lot of honey to dispose. I demanded that he shows me that bee hive (because I still didn’t believe him). He took my daughter and I to the garden where he had kept the bee hive. Then right in front of my eyes, he squeezed it and out came the liquid gold.
I saw it with my eyes and so I believed him and bought my first stash of raw honey. The honey tasted much more than just sweet. It had a very unique flowery flavor in it. We used the honey in the kitchen and substituted it for sugar all the time. We used it in making lemonade, popsicles, cold milk shakes, hot tea and cakes. Of course, we ran out of honey soon enough.
After waiting for almost a year, the honey seller came back and this time I bought 5 kg of honey from him. Yeah, that’s a lot but I got emotional and didn’t think it through well enough. But hey! I am not complaining!
For this year, I have decided to be a bit more adventurous with honey. Instead of using it simply as a sugar substitute, I wish to use the honey in ways that are, let’s say, a little bold!
Pan Fried Honey Cinnamon Banana
What Will You Need
1 ripe banana (don’t take over ripe or under ripe)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp honey
½ tsp cinnamon
How to Go About It
Peel the banana and slice it into ¾-1 inch slices.
Take a flat pan and put it on medium-high heat.
Drop the butter and as soon as it starts melting, add honey and cinnamon. Mix them up using a spatula.
Arrange the banana slices in the pan over the butter, honey and cinnamon liquid. Let the bananas cook for 2-3 minutes on that side. You should be able to see the slices getting brown caramel color.
Flip the slices over and let the other side cook for 2-3 minutes as well or till you get the golden caramel hue.
The pan fried honey cinnamon banana can be enjoyed right out of the pan or once they cool down a bit. When they are warm, they taste excellent with ice cream (butterscotch is my favorite ice cream flavor for this combination) or a dollop of whipped cream. Once cooler, you can layer them in a sandwich or use them as toppings for pancakes and waffles.