Indonesian-Style Warm Bananas in Cinnamon-Coconut Milk (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free)


This recipe hails from the “The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen” by Donna Klein.  Donna Klein studied at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. She is also the author of “The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen,” “The PDQ Vegetarian Cookbook” and “Vegan Italiano.”


  • 4 large ripe yet firm bananas
  • 1 ½ cups light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Peel the bananas and slice into bite-sized pieces. In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk, sugar and cinnamon to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the ingredients are incorporated. Add the bananas and let mixture return to a boil. Reduce the ehat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the bananas are tender but not mushy, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot, with an additional sprinkling of cinnamon, if desired.

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Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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