One of my favorite fruits has always been a banana. I also loved guava, papaya, and coconut, thanks to having a Dad from Hawaii and a grandfather we visited frequently:
Grandpa had a coconut tree in his back yard, and I remember cracking one open once on the patio… yum, fresh coconut. We also ate papaya each morning for breakfast at Grandpa’s house.
When they would have their elaborate parties my brother and I would walk around all night, ‘mingle’ and drink guava juice -we couldn’t get enough. Macadamia nuts are another story. I hate them with all of my Hawaiian Heritage glory. 🙂
Some of you disagree, but I don’t like bananas with even one brown spot. They taste different! I still eat browner bananas in my morning smoothies, oats, and freeze them for soft serve.
To eat on their own, this is how I like them:
Not one spot, and still a bit green. Yummy. Those are perfect, and I got to most of them. I have two left uneaten. Brown.
Yesterday I found a new way to use the browned bananas.
Inspired by Giada De Laurentiis. Giada’s were nutella + banana, and were fried.
I baked mine, and used Cacao Bliss in place of nutella.
18 nasoya wonton wrappers
1 banana, sliced
Makes 9 total / three servings.
preheat oven 350
Place two slices of banana and 1/2 teaspoon Cacao Bliss in middle of each wonton.
Line edges of wanton square with water, top with second wonton to make a ravioli shape. Press edges.
Bake for a total of 10 minutes = after 5 minutes, brush with Earth Balance. Place back in oven another 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and Enjoy!
What are your favorite childhood memories? Where is your family from?