Spiced Banana Crumble

Spiced Banana Crumble

1 cup of brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of cloves
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
6 medium bananas, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons of coarse sugar (optional)

Panko Brown Sugar Topping:
1 cup of plain panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoons of butter, melted
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

You will also need a SIGNATUREseries Cast Iron Skillet.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs with 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 6 tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until you achieve a texture similar to wet sand, then set aside.
  3. Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add 6 tablespoons of butter, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the skillet.
  5. Once the butter has melted, stir to combine the ingredients and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.
  7. Transfer half of the caramel into a heatproof bowl and set it aside.
  8. Add an even layer of 1-inch-thick sliced bananas into the skillet and drizzle the reserved caramel over the bananas.
  9. Top with the panko crumble mixture and sprinkle with some coarse sugar.
  10. Bake the banana crisp in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the topping is lightly golden brown and crisp.
  11. Transfer the skillet onto a heatproof surface to rest for about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a delightful treat!
This dish was crafted by Fallon Blackburn. For more of her recipes, check out her Instagram profile @espressoandlime.

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