Delicious just as they are, these baked bananas could be converted into a banana split by topping them with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt and a sprinkling of toasted almonds or walnuts.


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1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

4 bananas (1 pound) peeled


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a 7 x 11-inch glass or ceramic baking dish, stir together the brown sugar, lime juice, and nutmeg.

2. Add the bananas, turning them to coat with the brown sugar mixture. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

3. Turn the bananas over and bake for 7 minutes longer, or until tender. Serve the bananas warm, with the sauce spooned on top. Makes 4 servings

Maple Baked Bananas Use maple syrup instead of brown sugar and lemon juice instead of lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

per serving:calories 176total fat 0.6gsaturated fat 0.3gcholesterol 0mgdietary fiber 3gcarbohydrate 45gprotein 1gsodium 10mggood source of: potassium, vitamin B6

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 19 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015