Bananas foster in a cobbler layered with dark chocolate. The caramelized bananas alongside desiccated coconut and topped with a crunch makes this dessert a textured treat.This recipe comes to us from Dhita of Cooking Etcetera.
For the melted chocolate:
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
To complete the cobbler:
- 7 large bananas cut into thirds
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup coconut, desiccated
- 1 cup corn flakes, crushed
- 1 1/4 baking powder
- butter or cooking spray, for frying bananas
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
To make the melted chocolate:
Place cocoa, dark chocolate chips, salt, cream and vanilla together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until chocolate chips soften. Set aside.
To assemble the cobbler:
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix flour, coconut, corn flakes, baking powder, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon and 2/3 cup of the sugar together in a bowl.
Melt butter into a skillet over medium-high heat and fry bananas for 3 minutes a side, on both sides, until they brown and caramelize.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon over the bananas. Dot with dollops of melted chocolate. Top with flour mixture, and dot with the rest of the melted chocolate.
Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until bubbly. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.