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Baked Bananas

20 minutes
Serves: 4

Here's a quiz for kids: How many bananas does eight halves make?


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 4 bananas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

1. In a pot, the adults heats brown sugar, honey and water over low heat for 5 minutes, until sugar dissolves.

2. Kids peel each banana, and cut each one in half, cross-wise. (That's not the long way, but right across the middle.) Kids place all 8 halves in a 9" x 12" bakin pan. Kids carefully pour syrup over bananas.

3. Adult puts pan in oven. Bake for 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven, and turn bananas over. Bake 5-10 more minutes until slightly browned. Remove from oven.

4. To serve, kids carefully take each banana half out of pan, and put two halves onto each plate. Be very, very careful not to burn yourself! Adult pours syrup from baking pan into little pitcher. Kids pour syrup over each banana half. Everybody gets to enjoy dessert.

Nutrients per serving
1 piece

  • Calories 202
  • Saturated fat 0.2 g
  • Iron.6 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Calcium 15 mg
  • Carbohydrate 53 g
  • Vitamin A 9 RE
  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Total Fat.6 g
  • Vitamin C 10 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g


Thanksgiving is a unique American national holiday. It's an opportunity for families, including many generations, to sit down and celebrate together. Turkey is the favorite meat at this meal. Try using turkey leftovers in lowfat ways.


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