Nutella Bananas Foster Nachos

Bananas foster is a rich, classic, and delicious dessert.  And it has the wow factor of all that fire when flambé it.  Knowing my tendency to burn myself even when not cooking with flames, I have never made anything a la flambé and was not about to on a random night when I was craving something sweet.  Instead, I decided to try to take Bananas Foster and put a new delicious (and safer) twist on them.  So how do you go about making bananas foster even better?  Is it even possible, you may ask?  One simple word: Nutella.

Nutella and bananas is a soul mate-level pairing- the two are just meant to be together.  And you and these nutella bananas foster nachos are meant to be together too.  Make yourself a nice big batch and settle in front of the TV for some trashy and wonderful reality television (I will take any kind of Housewives on Bravo) for maximum enjoyment.


For the Cinnamon Pita Chips:
1-2 ounces pita chips
Olive oil, for brushing
1-2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Nachos:
1-2 bananas, sliced
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon rum, optional
2-3 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts, chopped
2-3 tablespoons Nutella
Vanilla Ice Cream, for serving


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line a baking sheet with pita chips in a single layer.  Lightly brush with olive oil.  Evenly season with sugar and cinnamon.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Keep warm.

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add butter and brown sugar and cook until melted, about 1-2 minutes.  Add bananas and toss to coat.  Stir in rum if desired.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until bananas are warmed through but still firm.  Stir in toasted hazelnuts.

Warm nutella in microwave until you can drizzle over chips, about 30 seconds.  Drizzle nutella over pita chips.  Pour banana mixture on top.  Top with vanilla ice cream.  Devour.

Serves 1-2.


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