If you’ve never had Bananas Brulee with Vanilla Cream, you’re in for a real treat. This tasty dessert is not only dairy-free (thank you very much, coconut cream!), but it’s also sweetened naturally using coconut sugar. It’s the perfect way to use natural ingredients to create a dish that’s sure to cure you of your sweet-tooth cravings! Plus, it’s insanely simple to make, so let’s get started!
How to Make Bananas Brulee with Vanilla Cream
First off, let’s talk about the bananas brulee component of this dessert. You’ll want to invest in a kitchen torch to get the best results. Don’t worry; they’re neither that expensive ($12) nor scary (they use butane instead of propane as their fuel source). You can make this recipe by using your oven’s broiler, but the torch is actually pretty fun to use!
After you’ve picked up your torch, split the bananas in half lengthwise and sprinkle them with the coconut sugar. Bananas are naturally sweet, but you need a little added sugar to get them to brown and caramelize under the flame. Then, use the torch until the sugar is bubbly and caramelized, turning a beautiful golden brown. The sugar will harden as it cools. That’s it! So easy, right?
While you’re waiting for the bananas to cool, whip up the vanilla cream. You can mix the coconut cream, maple syrup, and vanilla bean paste by hand, but we like using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. It incorporates extra air into the cream, making it light and fluffy.
And there you have it! A super simple, easy to make, healthy dessert. We can’t wait to hear what you think about this Bananas Brulee with Vanilla Cream recipe!
Yield: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 banana and about 1 tablespoon cream | Calories: 258 | Total Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Carbohydrates: 43 g | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 28 g | Protein: 3 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 62 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
- 4 ripe medium bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla bean paste
- Place banana halves cut side up on a heat-proof baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with coconut sugar, coating completely,
- Using a kitchen torch, heat sugar until "burnt" or caramelized. Allow to cool so sugar will harden.
- Alternately, place under broiler in oven on high until sugar is caramelized. Watch carefully so the sugar doesn't butn too much. Remove from oven and allow to cool so sugar will harden.
- Top with vanilla bean cream.
- Using a hand mixer, combine coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla/vanilla bean paste until thoroughly combine.
- Place two banana halves on a plate and drizzle with vanilla bean cream.
- Serve immediately.