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.

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 137
total fat 0.6g
saturated fat 0.3g
cholesterol 0mg
dietary fiber 3g
carbohydrate 35g
protein 1g
sodium 4mg

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.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 08 Sep 2011

Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015