Sweet sliced bananas bathed in heavy cream and dressed up with brown sugar and toasted hazelnuts.
When I wrote my Oregon RV Trip post a couple weeks ago, I mentioned a little restaurant in Newport, Oregon where we ate breakfast one morning, La Maison. Before they bring you your breakfast order, they serve you a custard cup filled with bananas and cream topped with brown sugar and chopped hazelnuts. My husband and I loved it so much we decided we needed to recreate it at home.
We tried to think of a name that would describe how delicious this dessert is, but bananas in cream with brown sugar and hazelnuts just didn’t seem to do it justice. My husband said how about Bananas La Maison (the name of the restaurant) and that sounded perfect. There’s probably a name for it, maybe French or something, and I’ve just never heard of it before. If it does have another name, please let me know.
It’s such a simple, elegant dish. A wonderful light dessert that could be served after almost any meal. I hope you’ll give it a try.
Bananas La Maison
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted
Divide the sliced bananas between four serving dishes. Pour two tablespoons cream over the bananas in each dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and hazelnuts. Served immediately.