Dog Trick: Caramel Banana Dogs

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(Andrew Purcell)

These “hot dogs” have a sweet side.

Caramel Banana Dogs

By dash

  • Makes

    2

  • Active Time

    10 min.

  • Total Time

    10 min.

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Ingredients

  • 2 small bananas
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tsp butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Strawberry jam

Directions

  1. Peel bananas and trim ends with a paring knife so they look rounded, like ends of a hot dog.

  2. Melt ¼ cup butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and cook, stirring, until sugar melts and mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Put bananas in skillet and spoon caramel over. Let cook 1 minute, then flip and spoon more caramel over other sides; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit 1 minute. (Some caramel will be left in skillet.)

  4. Meanwhile, toast buns, spread each with 1 tsp butter, and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Put bananas in buns.

  5. Spoon jam into a squeeze bottle or a zip-top bag (snip off one corner to make a small opening). Squeeze jam in a squiggle over bananas.

  6. Per dog: 480 calories, 84g carbs, 5g protein, 15g fat, 35mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 3g fiber

Kitchen Counter

Makes 2. Per dog: 480 calories, 84g carbs, 5g protein, 15g fat, 35mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 3g fiber

Key Tags
  • April Fools’ Day
  • Dash Magazine September 2013
  • food crafts
  • fun food

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