“Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!” -Helen Keller
Someone once said, “Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.” At least for me, the great pandemic shut-in of 2020 is the epitome of boredom and I’m doing my best to keep it in check by trying new recipes while cooped up in the house for weeks on end. This is by no means a “new” recipe since I’ve found it online in numerous places. The earliest posting appears to be from Sept 2008 on a blog named At Home In Alaska authored by “alskamom” which sadly appears to now be dormant although it remains accessible online. Maybe this doesn’t quite qualify as “great creativity” but it is still a fantastic, yet simple, delicious dessert and I am thrilled to have found it! (Health warning … although fantastically delicious, this dessert is full of carbs, fats, and calories!)
Preheat oven to 350F
Pour melted butter into an 8-inch baking dish. Mix the next five ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture over the melted butter. (melted butter will rise to the top)
Slice bananas into 1/4-3/8-inch medallions and drop them into the batter. Bake 40-45 minutes until top is brown.
Serve warm. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. If desired, top with a scoop of ice cream.