Here is a great dessert recipe that’s simple to make plus delicious and healthy. It only takes minutes to make and will delight the whole family. This dessert is full of the great healing goodness of pineapple, bananas, and apricots. This wonderful recipe is sure to put a smile on everyones face at the end of a great meal or for one of those little snacks during the day.
2 – Cups of Organic Gluten Free Baking Mix
1 – Teaspoon of Organic Ground Cinnamon
2 – Tablespoons of Organic Oil of Choice – Could Light Olive Oil, Canola, or Some Other Oil.
1/2 – Teaspoon of Organic Stevia – or some other sweetener could be used instead
1 – Teaspoon of Organic Vanilla Extract
1 3/4 – Cup of Filtered Water
A little bit of spray oil for coating the baking dish
3 – Large Mostly Ripe Organic Bananas Sliced (Allow the slices to sit in a little lemon juice for a minute or so to keep from them turning brown)
2 – Cups of Organic Pineapple Chunks
1 – Cup of Organic Sugar Free Apricot Jam
A little bit of Organic Ground Cinnamon to Sprinkle on Top
Take all the crust ingredients and mix them into a somewhat thick batter. Then spread into a 12 inch cast iron skillet or some other baking dish which has been sprayed with a little bit of organic oil to keep things from sticking. Then pop the pan into a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is slightly brown. Then remove from the oven and let cool.
Now cut up the bananas and the pineapple and heat the apricot jam until it’s nice and easy to spread. Lay out the bananas and pineapple on the crust and then pour on the apricot jam or spread with a large spoon. Then pop the whole thing back in the oven for 15 minutes until the topping starts to bubble. Then remove from the oven and let cool completely and sprinkle with a little cinnamon on top, then slice and serve, makes about 6 to 8 servings.
Health Benefits of Pineapple
One cup of pineapple gives a person over 130 percent of their needed allowance of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is very important for healthy gums, skin, for cardiovascular health, and for helping to prevent cancer.
Pineapple is great for keeping away age related macular degeneration. If a family has a history of macular degeneration pineapple might be important for great eye health.
Pineapple contains lots of betacarotene thus helping to prevent free radical damage that leads to premature aging and cancer. Pineapple is a good source of potassium which helps to lower blood pressure, regulates water within the body, and helps with cardiovascular contractions. Pineapple contains bromelain which is one of the best anti-inflammatory agents around. Works great for arthritis, joint pain, swelling, and redness associated with inflammation… the bromelian in pineapple is also great for sinus inflammation and for healing bruises. And bromelain can also be bought in capsules and tablets for inflammation.
Health Benefits of Slightly Green Bananas
Bananas are jam packed full of wonderful vitamin B-6 important for metabolism and every enzyme reaction in your body, and they also contain lots of potassium that’s important for lowering your blood pressure, preventing strokes, helps with stress, builds strong bones, boosts metabolism, plays a very important role in water balance, and also important for brain, heart, and kidney function. And green bananas contain Vitamin C a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents disease and boosts your immune system.
Slightly green bananas also work well for weight loss because they are full of “Resistant Starch” that does not break down in your GI tract and helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar too. Slightly green bananas are low in carbs and calories, high in water, and also help your body absorb more calcium. Plus cooked green bananas help you burn more fat and boost your metabolism… making them great for athletes.
Slightly green bananas contain short chain fatty acids (Resistant Starch) important for colon health and helps in the treatment of colitis, IBS, and other colon diseases. In fact there’s a protocol called “Green Banana Therapy” that’s all about eating slightly green banana 30 minutes before eating any other food to prevent colon problems. In fact eating slightly green bananas is a simple quick way of taking care of colon disease. Also slightly green bananas slow down the digestive tract, add fiber to the diet, and contain fiber that’s beneficial to the probiotic bacteria in our colon. In fact according to the National Institute of Health short chain fatty acids are well known for preventing colon cancer. And slightly green bananas also contain large amounts of pectin which is important for gut motility and for ending constipation.
Enjoy this great gluten free recipe!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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