Oven Broiled Brulee Bananas | thumb in plum

So today we woke up late and I tried to make fluffy coconut flour pancakes and failed. Boo. BTW- did you know you have to double the liquid for coconut flour? Good to know. On the upside I did make this killer chocolate custard sauce for it. The sauce was good enough that I searched my entire fridge to find something I could coat with it but alas, we have no bread. I settled for some wheaties and then I just ate it in spoonfuls. Hell, I would have been dipping my hands in the stuff and licking them clean. Lucky for Siah I have enough shame that I wouldn't and we had company so I couldn't.

Siah's friend Rex came by and delivered Eva a belated Christmas present- a teddy bear my size. Not kidding, this thing's huge (although being less than 5'1" everything seems big to me). He also got Siah a Christmas present. Drum roll please- a DIY beer kit. So guess what I'll be posting sooner than later?
Rex is this cool guy who's really self-motivated. I encourage anyone reading to stop by his webpage. On top of making an Indie film and currently writing a book, he created some spicy goodness in a bottle named Da Secret Sauce. It's been featured on KHON2 News and the Da Paina radio show. You'll probably keep hearing me mention it from time to time as I do use it on a regular basis. And let me tell you something, all you college kids- it is ESSENTIAL to ramen.

Now that I'm done with my shameless promotion I am happy to tell you that tonight is looking good. Eva is at her cousins house and me and Siah are getting busy, at blogging. Duh. With the house free of curious fingers I was able to create a special treat that requires leaving the oven door open. I love bananas. If you don't you will after this recipe. It's an easy treat that really only requires 2 ingredients- banana and sugar.

Fancy Pants Broiled Brulee Bananas

  • 2 Bananas (or more, like a million)
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean (optional)
  • Couple drops of cinnamon extract (optional)
  • Shredded coconut and mini chocolate chips (optional)

  1. Preheat broiler to 375F. Move the oven rack to the very top.
  2. Slice the bananas length-wise. Lay evenly spaced, facing upwards, on a cookie sheet. (No need to remove the skin)
  3. Put a drop of the cinnamon extract on each banana half and use your finger or a spoon to spread it over the surface. Mix the vanilla bean and sugar and sprinkle evenly over the banana.
  4. Place on the top oven rack, leaving the door ajar. Keep an eye on the bananas to make sure they're not burning. 
  5. When the sugar is melted and brown, take out of the oven. Garnish with your favorite stuff like shredded coconut and mini chocolate chips.
The sugar caramelizes and gets crusty. The banana flavor mellows and gets even sweeter with a texture like a custard or pudding. You can unpeel them before serving but c'mon, let's skip the unnecessary steps. They just use extra time that could be put toward shoving it in your mouth.


  1. Love such a simple but delicious sounding recipe!

    1. Thanks for looking! I just went out and bought some ginger so I can make you ginger curry oil. YUM!