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April 18, 2017

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Baked Bananas

This recipe works for breakfast or dessert! Try topping with a sprinkle of toasted pecans or almonds.

Serves 3


4 large (or 5 small) ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise 
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch sea salt


Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the bananas on the parchment and drizzle on the lemon juice. Turn the bananas to coat in the juice. Sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Bake for 10 minutes, until the bananas are softened and caramelized. Serve warm and enjoy.

Source: The Cheese Trap, by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Dreena Burton, chef, founder of

Per serving (1/3 of recipe): Calories: 179; Protein: 2 g; Carbohydrate: 46 g; Sugar: 26 g; Total Fat: 1 g; Calories from Fat: 3%; Fiber: 5 g; Sodium: 100 mg

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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