These broiled bananas would be delicious as part of a brunch. Or serve them for dessert, topped with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt.
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
4 bananas (about 6 ounces each), halved lengthwise
1 Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, lime juice, nutmeg, and allspice until smooth.
2 Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the bananas, cut-side up, on the broiler pan. Brush with half of the brown sugar mixture. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 minutes.
3 Brush with the remaining brown sugar mixture and broil until the bananas are soft and lightly colored, about 2 minutes. Makes 4 servings
Honey-Broiled Bananas: Use 2 tablespoons honey in place of the brown sugar. Substitute lemon juice for the lime juice.
good source of: potassium, vitamin B6
From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Weight Loss, edited by Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.