Dessert Recipes

Banana Brown Betty

Banana Brown BettyAt home in Bremen, Indiana, Kathleen Starcevich recalls that her three kids used to “go…

Banana Brown Betty

Banana Brown Betty


1 cup orange juice, divided 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon butter 6 small firm bananas, cut into chunks 6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs TOPPING: 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons cold butter


In a large skillet, combine 1/4 cup orange juice, sugar and butter.

Cook and stir over medium heat until light caramel in color, about 3 minutes.

Remove from the heat.

Add bananas and stir gently to combine.

Spoon half of banana mixture into six 6-oz.

ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon bread crumbs.

Top with remaining banana mixture.

Spoon 2 tablespoons remaining orange juice over each.

In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, orange zest, cinnamon and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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Sprinkle over bananas.

Place ramekins in a 15x10x1-in.

baking pan.

Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 272 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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