This recipe is great if you have a thing for bananas! The bananas emit a great smell when baking. Try them on top of vanilla ice cream! Try pineapple juice in place of the orange juice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 7x11 inch baking dish.

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  • In a small bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in cloves and orange juice until smooth. Place the bananas in the prepared dish and spread the butter mixture evenly over the bananas. Sprinkle with coconut.

  • Bake in preheated oven until bubbly and heated through, 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 40.2g 13% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 61.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2012
Delicious! Pefect if you have a craving for something sweet but are short on time! I cut the recipe in half and subbed a little cinnamon and nutmeg for the cloves. I toasted the coconut vs. baking it and spinkled it over top when the bananas were done baking. I served this with vanilla ice cream - YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2011
Nice impromptu dessert when we found ourselves with a sweet tooth that needed to be quickly satisfied. I don't care for cloves so I omitted them but added a dribble of vanilla. I left out the coconut as well simply to suit our tastes. This was a little on the sweet side so it definitely needs to be offset with some whipped cream or ice cream (and a drizzle of chocolate syrup). Not bad for a spur of the moment dessert. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2012
Delicious! Pefect if you have a craving for something sweet but are short on time! I cut the recipe in half and subbed a little cinnamon and nutmeg for the cloves. I toasted the coconut vs. baking it and spinkled it over top when the bananas were done baking. I served this with vanilla ice cream - YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2005
Wow! This recipe was great. My husband raved about it and stated he will never again throw away spotty bananas if this is what can be done with them. The only change i made to the recipe was to simply sprinkle all ingredients on top of the bananas then dot with butter rather than creaming them together with the butter. I think next time i make this recipe i will slice the bananas into coins instead of slicing lengthwise to make it easier to serve over top of vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
These bananas were fabulous! I had some turning bananas but my roommates and I are sick of banana bread so I went in search of something different. I only had 3 bananas to use so I modified the recipe a bit. I did not cream the butter and sugar. Instead I just drizzled orange juice on the bananas sprinkled with brown sugar dotted the top with butter and sprinkled on a handful of coconut. This was not too sweet... perfect for using up extra bananas. I think using less butter and sugar is better as it just gives the banana flavor a little boost. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2003
I was looking for a really quick and easy desert using bananas and this is definitely that. It's really tasty a great light dessert. I love the fact that you get the taste of rum without the alcohol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2003
I made this for a big "Cuban food" party I hosted. It went well with the pork roast rice and beans we served. I didn't add the coconut but it was still good. Very easy to prepare ahead and just throw in the oven 10 minutes before chow time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2003
This was a nice treat but it lacked the "lightness" I was looking for. The bananas are packed with sugar...so much that I could hardly eat more than a couple of bites. But those few bites were delicious...especially with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2011
Nice impromptu dessert when we found ourselves with a sweet tooth that needed to be quickly satisfied. I don't care for cloves so I omitted them but added a dribble of vanilla. I left out the coconut as well simply to suit our tastes. This was a little on the sweet side so it definitely needs to be offset with some whipped cream or ice cream (and a drizzle of chocolate syrup). Not bad for a spur of the moment dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
My family LOVED this! I had some bananas that didn't really seem pretty enough to eat plain so I searched for a way to cook them instead (as to not waste them). I decided to try this recipe because it was so very simple. I did as most others did and sprinkled the banans with the ingredients and dotted with butter instead of creaming it together. Also I used freshed squeezed clementine oranged instead of OJ (I used more because fresh squeezed is milder than OJ). I also drizzled the bananas with dark rum (a VERY little). It came out fabulous and would have been even tastier with vanilla icecream or frozen yogurt. Super easy! Will do again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2003
I really wanted to like this... but didn't. Read More
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