Caramel Apple and Banana Breakfast Topper Recipe

Servings: 6

Serve over hot cereal, toast, eggs, pancakes and more. The fruit naturally sweetens as it caramelizes. Can be made ahead and reheated on stovetop.




2 red apples such as Gala, cored; sliced ¼-inch thin

¼ cup apple juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 tablespoon butter

1½ teaspoons cinnamon

2 bananas, cut into ¼-inch round disks

Sprig of mint, if desired


Caramel and Apple Breakfast topper on a plate.
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Over medium-low heat in a medium skillet with Teflon™ nonstick coating, simmer the apples, juice, & lemon zest 4 minutes to soften; liquid will evaporate bringing out the fruit's natural sugars; stir in butter and cinnamon; gently fold in bananas and cook a few minutes to bronze them. Top with a sprig of mint.