Welcome to the first ever Pinterest Pick recipe review! Here’s the thing – I love food. I believe in the power of food as being one of the most powerful, preventative aspects of our health. I’m also a terrible cook. Aaand a terrible photographer. Pinterest Picks is all about keeping it real. So, how do these beautiful recipes on Pinterest stack up? I know one thing for sure – if I can make it, so can you. Follow Love The Way You Eat on social media for more recipe reviews and laughably awful food pictures.
We’re starting off with something easy – Pan fried cinnamon bananas. This recipe comes from Kristin over at Dizzy, Busy, and Hungary. Here’s why this recipe is awesome:
- It’s EASY
- Four Ingredients
- Four Ingredients that I already had in my pantry (double win!)
- Basically banana bread without the hassle of actually making banana bread
Check out her website for the full recipe – the only modifications I made was using coconut oil instead of olive oil (coconut is arguably more heat stable), and I added a drizzle of maple syrup instead of making them with granulated sugar (coconut sugar would have been a great choice though). These babies were DIVINE.
When I’m looking for something sweet, this might just be my new go to recipe. We are designed to enjoy sweet food, because naturally sweet foods come loaded with vitamins and minerals. While maple flavored corn syrup is just empty calories, 100% real maple syrup is chock full of antioxidants that reduce inflammation. It also contains decent amounts zinc, manganese, potassium, and calcium. It also has a lower glycemic index than table sugar. Bananas are one of the most sugary fruits, so we don’t eat them on the regular, but they are perfect for desserts. Fruit sweetened desserts is always the way to go! Bananas are high in some of the B-vitamins – especially B6. They are also high in fiber and resistant starch and have shown some benefits in digestive health. (1)
Okay – now look at that picture though. Mine is the one on the right – you don’t have to lie. I’m a pretty profesh’ photographer. Hahaha …#workinprogress #keepinitreal
Real Life Verdict: PASS
This recipe was quick to make, didn’t include any crazy ingredients, and wasn’t too hard to figure out. I’ll be looking into more of Kristin’s recipes soon.
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