Did He Really Just Ask Me To Make An Amuse Bouche? Maple – Chocolate Drunken Bananas

Ryan just walked into the kitchen, where seared bananas were on the dessert menu, and asked if I could make him an amuse bouche with a granola bar. Yup. We need to stop watching cooking shows.

For those of you unfamiliar with an amuse bouche, it is a small bite to start a meal. It must be one bite. I figured it was okay to make a dessert amuse bouche to end the meal instead of starting it.

Armed with his half of a granola bite, bananas, maple syrup, rum and Sassy Sauce Bittersweet Chocolate I won from Karen’s monthly contest, I accepted the challenge. The result…why it was amusing!

I heated my pan and add 1 tbsp of Olivio (butter substitute). When it melted, I threw in the banana slices and cooked until the bottom was brown. Then I flipped them. I then gave the bananas a good dosing of rum and let that cook until it dissolved. Next, the bananas got a fair dressing of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of the chocolate. I waited for the chocolate to melt before flipping the bananas again. Then….I seared the granola bite in the pan….the things we do for love….

Next I assembled the amuse bouche with the granola on the bottom, topped with a banana, and drizzled with maple syrup. For me, a bowl full of maple-chocolate drunken bananas!

This was such an easy, delicious dessert, and we had such a good laugh while making it, that I just had to write a blog post right away! Maybe the challenge chased away my writer’s block?

11 Replies to “Did He Really Just Ask Me To Make An Amuse Bouche? Maple – Chocolate Drunken Bananas”

  1. That is hysterical!!! My mom and I have always wanted to host a blind taste test challenge from season one of Top Chef “Snack Master/Fat Bastard”. Perhaps it is something us Boston Blogger/Brunchers need to whip up!

  2. Sounds awesome! And thats quite the man you have there. My guy (who is rather sweet otherwise) walks in to the kitchen when I am preparing a meal and says can we just have a ham sandwich! lol

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