Bananas in Lime Syrup

June 21, 2013

OneHungryMama Bananas in Lime Syrup

I don’t know what to say about these Bananas in Lime Syrup other than they are genius.

Oh, and it isn’t my recipe. I should say that.

My mother-in-law grabbed the recipe, adapted from “The Family Meal: Home Cooking With Ferran Adrià” by Ferran Adrià, from the New York Times. She made them yesterday and, since then, these delicious bananas have made it onto oatmeal, pancakes and yogurt. Vanilla flavored coconut milk yogurt, too (which was my favorite). Next up is ice cream.

I know you’ve heard me say it before, but this recipe truly couldn’t be easier. Don’t believe me? Check it out. I dare you not to try this!

Bananas in Lime Syrup
Adapted from “The Family Meal: Home Cooking With Ferran Adrià” by Ferran Adrià as printed in New York Times
(can be shared with kids 6+ mos)*
Makes 6-8 servings

6 tablespoons white or light brown sugar
2 limes
4 to 6 bananas

1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and 2/3 cup water over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a bowl and cool.

2. Finely grate the zest of the limes into the syrup. Squeeze in their juice and stir.

3. Peel the bananas, thinly slice them and submerge in the syrup. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 6 hours.

4. Serve with a few spoons of syrup or as a topping for ice cream.

*Note from One Hungry Mama: These are special sweet with big flavor for kids even as young as 6+ months. Just be sure to serve age appropriate portions (and maybe skip the sugary syrup) if feeding early eaters. A little bit of this sweet treat—perhaps mashed with oats or plain whole milk yogurt—goes a long way. Also be sure to mash to an age appropriate consistency.

4 Responses

  1. Myra says:

    I served this over homemade Coconut Ice Cream. If you have left over bananas in the syrup add it to a blender with some ice and coconut rum. Delicious

  2. One Hungry Mama says:

    YUM! I love that. (Aren’t these outrageously delicious?) I can’t stop making them! 🙂

  3. Great ideas it always saves parents tons of money when they choose to make their own food or serve their baby table food that is suitable for their age. I always suggest to my clients that they make sure to use the 3 day rule, and when serving a new food do it morning or mid day so if they have an allergic reaction everyone will be awake. We also need to remember that babies cannot digest all foods when they are beginner eaters, I love your suggestions of banana, avocado, and sweet potato which are great first foods.

  4. Fun site, <3 the Firefly quote on chopping veggies!

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