Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vegan Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauced Bananas

Another choconana recipe? AfroVeganChick is trying to kill us!
In seminar this morning, we discussed the relationship between art and writing. Since the dawn of the nosy grapevine, artists have a natural progression towards loving written word with same relish as the paintbrush or lump of clay. In my case, the honest truth is that despite adoring art and writing, chocolate is my life. No- chocolate gives me life. A reason for being. Sorry art and writing. I'm keeping it real today. I have always been devoted to chocolate. We're destined for each other. Our love affair was written in the stars. Or for this recipe, made inside a hot pan with bananas thrown in.
Thanks to Top With Cinnamon for helping me perfect chocolate sauce. Her version is no sugar added. Plus photographs on her site are droolworthy fantasy. Seriously. Someone should draw a scandalously clad lady, who instead of a shirtless man holding her heaving body close, a promisingly devoted bowl of hot fudge takes place, the proximity between them undeniable. And she should definitely hold a silver spoon.....
It's easy to get off track under the influence of such a stimulant.
Mine isn't a no sugar added variety. I used brown sugar. The medjool dates got in an unfortunate accident colliding with peanut butter and hungry opened mouths. That's another story for another time. On the other hand, this yummy hot fudge sauce best complements strawberries, vanilla ice cream, plain graham crackers, a piece of stale bread or some.... bananas! Yippee! Bananas again? Well, I gave proper warning on Monday. Can you just hear Gwen Stefani shouting this recipe is bananas? B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
Yes, bad pop culture reference, but it was bound to happen. Three straight days of bananas? Yes. Hollaback Girl was going to be mentioned somehow regardless of the lack of chocolate.
The hot chocolate fudge sauce makes the banana slices divine and the cinnamon gives a spicy area for the sweet toothed tongue to rest. Overall, very satisfactory and simple to make.
Place any excess sauce in a jar and refrigerate. It can be reheated for another day. 

Vegan Chocolate Sauced Bananas Ingredients and Preparation

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 bananas, ripened and both cut in half
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a medium heated saucepan, heat almond milk, brown sugar, and vanilla together. Stirring gradually as it boils.
Evenly mix in the cocoa powder.
Allow simmer. Don't stop stirring.
In about 7-10 minutes, the sauce will thicken.

Turn off heat and add bananas, being sure to coat each to desired chocolate satisfaction.
Plate and pour excess sauce over top banana goodness.
Gaze at them for a while and embrace feeling like a 5 star dessert maker.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and share with a friend. Or eat the leftovers for later. If there are any leftovers....

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