Baked Bananas & Banana Cobbler

The other day  Aldi had very ripe bananas  on sale for $0.50 per bag.  I bought a couple of bags, but I wasn’t in the mood for making banana bread.  Instead, I made this simple, sweet, and sugar free dessert.  It was nice by itself, but would also be delicious served with ice cream.

Baked Bananas

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Baked Bananas
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 5 bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons agave nectar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Peel bananas, remove any mushy parts, and place them in a buttered square casserole dish. You can cut them into sections if you like.
  2. Drizzle the butter, agave nectar, and orange juice over top (you don’t need to combine them).
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm.

While I thought that little dish of baked bananas was wonderful, my hungry guys like something with more substance.  To use my second bag of bananas I created a banana cobbler which consists of batter in the bottom of a baking dish with the above baked banana recipe on top of it.  It turned out great.

Banana Cobbler

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Banana Cobbler
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ¾ cup sorghum flour
  • ½ cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 – 8 ripe bananas
For the Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons agave nectar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl combine the flours, starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together with a fork or whisk until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Spread the batter into a buttered rectangular baking dish (about 9 x 13 inches).
  5. Peel the ripe bananas and cut them into three pieces, placing the pieces on top of the batter.
  6. Drizzle the melted butter, agave nectar and orange juice over top.
  7. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees about 35 – 45 minutes, or until the batter tests done.


Banana Cobbler in Dish

This cobbler is low in fat, but it is not dry.  However, I loved it eaten warm with milk over top.  It’s great by itself, too, and I’m sure it would be even better with ice cream.

More Dessert Recipes

Visit  Friday Foodie Fix for more recipes that use agave nectar, and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays for fabulous food made a little bit healthier.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. My daughter loves bananas. I will have to try the banana cobbler. She would love it!

  2. Aubree Cherie says:

    Yuuuummmm. I love bananas; and this seems so easy to make!

  3. firebear says:

    My son will flip when I try this one


  4. Tasty Eats At Home says:

    I love bananas, but I should become more inventive with recipes including them! These sound great.

  5. Mmmm….I had sauteed bananas tonight. I would never have thought to make a cobbler though! Yum!

  6. Diane-The WHOLE Gang says:

    What a great idea. I would never have thought of doing this with bananas but now that you did it makes perfect sense. You're so smart! Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.

  7. Is there a substitute for sorghum flour? I am not familiar with it.

  8. Jeannette Wilary says:

    I loved the bake bananas. Just made them. My husband wants me drizzle peanut butter over his next time.

  9. Jeannette says:

    I loved the bake bananas. Just made them. My husband wants me drizzle peanut butter over his next time. Great idea

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