Cinnamon Glazed Bananas from 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous by Lisa Leake

If you’re looking for a simple yet decadent dessert recipe to make for your family, we have the perfect one for you. These Cinnamon Glazed Bananas from 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous by Lisa Leake are delightfully sweet and syrupy and super easy to whip up on a weeknight. We’re pairing them with vanilla ice cream or yogurt all week.

100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous gives Lisa’s devoted fans and newcomers exactly what they want, quick and tasty favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and even snacks that are a snap to make. The fun recipes in the book are sure to please everyone, from Cinnamon Raisin Scones, Couscous and Tomato Salad, to Parmesan Crusted Chicken. While some dishes are blog favorites, seventy-five percent are brand new. Making and enjoying healthy meals the whole family will love doesn’t have to be difficult, boring, or expensive. With this essential cookbook, illustrated with color photos for every single recipe, you’ll see just how fast and fabulous good home-cooked meals can be. Pre-order a copy of 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous from your favorite retailer today.

Pre-order 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous before it’s on sale October 25 and you’ll also receive an eBook from Lisa Leake. The eBook includes:

  • 8 recipes that are nothing other than quick and easy – just like those in the new cookbook.
  • Color photos for each recipe.
  • What’s included…
    • 4 simple after school snack recipes (it’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again!)
    • 1 breakfast recipe
    • 1 salad recipe
    • 2 dinner recipes

Head over to Lisa’s website to find out how to submit your proof of purchase, and stay tuned as we share some sneak peek recipes from the book in the coming weeks!

Cinnamon Glazed Bananas

ch009_003b_9780062433039This dessert is similar to Bananas Foster. It’s fabulous by itself and even better over vanilla ice cream. Such a tasty real-food treat!

In a skillet, combine the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla and set over medium heat. When it starts bubbling, add the bananas and cook for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring to coat. Serve as is or over vanilla ice cream.

“ You should totally put this recipe in your new cookbook—it’s my new favorite dessert!”

Difficulty: Super easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes 4 or 5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large bananas, cut into
  • 1/2-inch- thick slices
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional), for serving

LISA’S TIP: You could try this cooking method with other fruits as well, such as apples, pears, or blueberries!


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