Banana Crisp by Millie Peartree

10
Point(s)
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
20 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
You can swap coconut oil for the butter and maple syrup for the brown sugar in the filling, if you prefer. Serve with optional whipped cream.

Ingredients

Unsalted butter

2 Tbsp

Unpacked brown sugar

½ cup(s)

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Unsweetened apple juice

¼ cup(s), or other fruit juice of your choice

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Banana(s)

5 medium, cut into big chunks

Uncooked old fashioned rolled oats

¾ cup(s)

All-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

Unpacked brown sugar

cup(s)

Unsalted butter

½ cup(s), cold, cut into cubes

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Chopped pecans

½ cup(s), or chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. Prepare banana filling by heating 2 tbsp butter in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add ½ cup brown sugar and ¼ tsp cinnamon, and mix until sugar dissolves completely. Add apple juice and 1 tsp vanilla extract, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens a bit.
  3. Remove from heat and pour mixture in an oven-safe rectangular baking dish (either 7 X 11-in or 8 X 12-in). Add banana chunks and mix them gently so they are coated in the sugar mixture. Spread them out evenly in the dish. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the topping by mixing together oats, flour, ⅓ cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla extract in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter or a large fork to cut the butter into the flour-oat mixture until you have a crumbly mixture. (Do not add milk or water to thin it out.) Stir in chopped nuts. Evenly spread mixture on top of the banana filling.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  6. Serving size: 1/12th of recipe

Notes

Bronx Chef Millie Peartree started cooking at a very young age, inspired by her mother and her time growing up in the southern United States. Millie is well-known for her famous restaurant but she is also a successful baker and caterer.