Caramelized Bananas (low FODMAP)

My next post will include my ramblings from the 2 digestive health conferences I attended in the last week and a half!  Honestly, I need to let my brain marinate just a bit longer so that I can sort and sift the main take away messages. Seriously, I have knowledge overload.

This weekend I tried my best to not work and relax a bit. But, my second manuscript ( I have 2 books that I have worked on being published later this year!)  arrived to be edited on Saturday–OH…the timing! But, Russ and I did get to complete one of the items on our bucket list:  Bike the Cape Cod Canal.

What a nice little bike ride–7 miles each way.  Beautiful. Russ biking

I do have a little recipe to share with you today! This morning I sliced up a medium banana into rounds.Sliced bananas

I then drizzled a bit of coconut oil in a skillet and browned up the bananas. When browned on both sides, I brushed with a little cinnamon and maple syrup mixture and dusted with a bit of cinnamon sugar.  You’ll love these sweet little banana treats.  Yes, you will.

Caramelized Bananas

Caramelized Bananas (low FODMAP)


  • 1 medium just ripe banana, peeled and sliced in 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (could sub olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In medium skillet, drizzle in oil and heat over medium heat.
  2. When warmed up, add banana rounds carefully to skillet and allow to brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Flip bananas carefully, and brown on other side.
  4. Mix maple syrup and cinnamon.
  5. Brush on bananas (on one side).
  6. Serve immediately. {Can dust with small amount of cinnamon sugar, if desired}

Here’s to a great week ahead! Plan something FUN for yourself…It’s always good to have an planned adventure on your calendar! We all benefit from having something exciting to look forward to.  Do you have any adventures planned? Please share!

Russ and I are trying to fit in a trip to Belgium!  One of the researchers I met from Monash is working there.  I was fortunate to connect with Jess in Chicago at the International Celiac Disease Symposium.  But, hey, why not try to visit her in Belgium too!

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