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Bananas Baked in Coconut

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

This dish is very delicious and very simple. Ripe bananas are baked in the oven and get wonderfully caramelized at the spots where they touch the baking tray. The not-so-secret ingredient is coconut...


  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste (optional)
  • Greek yogurt for serving (optional)

Nutrition Facts


182 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g


27 g


15 g


3 g


3 g


12 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Pour the melted coconut oil into a shallow bowl or plate.
  3. Peel the bananas, cutting off the  tops and bottoms. Carefully cut them in half lengthwise. Roll them around in the oil until well coated and lay them, cut side down, onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush them with any remaining oil and grate a little nutmeg over them, if using.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes on a high shelf. Turn the bananas carefully with a spatula -- don’t break them -- and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes or so until they’re golden with caramelized edges. Carefully lift them from the tray and serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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