Coconut-Oil Fried Bananas
Sometimes you just want easy, and nothing is easier than slicing some fruit and frying it. I am not a huge fan of raw bananas. I do like them cooked in banana bread and an occasional organic banana split. Yum!
I shy away from fried food unless it is done in a healthy fat like coconut oil, lard, palm oil (sustainably harvested), tallow, grass-fed butter, ghee, or bacon fat. Using one of these fats makes frying okay again and dare I say, healthy!
Bananas are high in potassium and B vitamins, as well as iron, fiber and vitamin C. They really are a perfect food and if you were stranded on a deserted island you could survive on them if needed…at least for awhile.
Fried bananas are great if you just want something different with breakfast or as a snack. They are appealing to the kids with their funky texture and sweet taste.
All you need is 2 TBS coconut oil, and 1 banana.
Slice the banana any way you would like, long-ways or round slices.
Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat and drop banana slices in one by one.
Fry until browned, flip and repeat. They will be soft in the centers.
Let cool slightly and serve while still warm. Sprinkle with a little sea salt if desired. This really brings out the sweetness of the bananas.
That’s it! Enjoy this quick and easy recipe!
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Sarah is a wife, mom of 4, farm owner, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey and Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).