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10 Extra-Special Ways To Eat Bananas

Bananas, in their natural state, are delicious. But can they become more delicious? Yes.

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1. One-Bite Banana Cookies


6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup mashed ripe banana (from one small or ½ of a larger banana), in a bowl

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon curry powder

Pinch of salt

3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Fleur de sel for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 300° F.

Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.

Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to mashed banana. Set aside for a minute.

In a bowl, stir together flour, curry powder and salt.

Mix banana mixture into butter mixture. Add vanilla, mixing to evenly combine.

Add half of dry mixture to wet ingredients and mix for 10 seconds. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until just combined, using a spatula to scrape down the sides. Fold in unsweetened coconut.

Drop by the teaspoonful on two parchment lined baking sheets, leaving about an inch between each. Bake, one sheet at a time, until golden brown, about 14 to 16 minutes, rotating the pan once halfway through. Sprinkle hot cookies with fleur de sel if desired. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Best enjoyed warm.

Note: If cookies soften in storage, reheat on a pan in a 300° F oven for 5 minutes.

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