Coconut Bananas Foster. In tortillas.Posted: April 27, 2012
A Mexican restaurant around here serves bananas wrapped in a tortilla and deep fried. I though this might be an interesting way to present one of my favorite desserts, bananas foster. But I didn’t have any regular rum. Only coconut rum.
Solution? Coconut bananas foster! In a tortilla!
The coconut in this is fantastic. Coconut and bananas are just right together, but the caramel is just over the top delicious. You are going to want to use a virgin coconut oil for this-it is unprocessed and therefore still tastes like coconut.
This dessert is just so simple and delicious, it’s near the top of my “impressive but totally easy dessert” rotation. With the added bonus of being a vegan dessert(if you leave off the whipped cream) with no artificial ingredients.
I used whole wheat tortillas, you use whatever you prefer
4tbsp coconut oil
1/2C brown(or raw) sugar
1/4C coconut rum
1/2 tsp coconut flavoring(optional)
1/2 tsp salt
4 flour tortillas
shredded coconut and whipped cream, for garnish
Cut the bananas and the flour tortillas in half, wrap each tortilla half around a banana half, and set aside.
Melt the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, and add the tortilla covered bananas. cook until they’re crispy on the bottom and flip over and let them crisp up on the other side. remove them to a plate.
Now make the sauce-add the sugar and salt to the coconut oil remaining in the skillet(still over medium heat) and slowly pour in the rum, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the coconut extract, if you’re using it. At this point, you can set everything aside and finish it later, if you want a quick dessert to serve to guests. Just reheat the sauce before moving on.
Now add the bananas back to the pan, until the bananas are heated through. Serve topped with whipped cream, shredded coconut and the coconut caramel sauce.