What do you get when you combine a bunch of ripe bananas with strawberry glaze? Bananas in red stuff, a dessert that’s simultaneously light, filling, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet.
In case you haven’t noticed, there is an awful lot of high fa-lootin’ ness going around in the foodie world today and I try to keep as much distance between myself and anything high fa-lootin’ as possible because that’s just how I like to live. This brings me to today’s recipe. You see, I have achieved my highest culinary dream. I have reached the pinnacle of delicious greatness! I have climbed the highest mountain and crossed the raging seas and I have returned with… bananas in red stuff!
Alright, I know, I could do better on the name. But the thing is, I’ve been calling it that for as long as I can remember, and whenever you ask someone “Hey you know that banana stuff at Shoney’s” they always reply “Oh yeah, you mean bananas in red stuff?”. So today, on Southern Plate, we’re just gonna call it what it is and anyone with eyes can see that it is bananas in red stuff. But if the professionals ask, it’s a bananas with strawberry glaze recipe, okay?
If you are familiar with Shoney’s breakfast bar you know how wonderful this stuff is. It’s the belle of the ball. Light tasting, slightly sweet, filling, and refreshing, I’ve longed (literally, longed) for the recipe for years. Then a few years back Mama and I found ourselves talking about it yet again. We’ve gone over all sorts of possible scenarios from diluted jello to a grenadine-based sauce. The thing is, though, it has to be simple for a restaurant like Shoney’s to turn it out on the scale that they do. It then dawned on us, what is Shoney’s specialty? Strawberry pie. So what would they have on hand at all times? Strawberry glaze!
Oh goodness, folks, we’ve hit pay dirt! Here’s the recipe for bananas with strawberry glaze and I hope you make it soon.
- Strawberry glaze
- Bananas (you want your bananas to be ripe, but not overly ripe because we want a little firmness left in them).
How to Make Bananas With Strawberry Glaze
Pour your glaze into a mixing bowl.
Using the container the glaze came in, fill it up with cold water and pour that into the mixing bowl as well.
Now mix this on medium speed until completely blended.
It really helps to do this with an electric mixer because it’s just globby and slightly annoying to do it with a spoon.
Now slice your bananas into a medium bowl.
Make the banana slices kinda thick so they will hold up better when you are stirring them up in our next step.
Now pour your strawberry glaze over the sliced banana in your bowl.
And give them a good stir to coat.
Cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or until well chilled.
Oh, this is gonna be so good!
Just for you, I dished it all out into pretty little dessert dishes to take a photo and spent a few minutes pretending I wasn’t going to eat it all myself. 🙂
Leftover bananas in red stuff will only last a couple of days when stored, covered, in the fridge. Any longer and the bananas will begin to turn brown.
- Lots of places offer this “red stuff” near the strawberries and there are tons of different brands and such. Now, I’m firmly on team sugar-free glaze. However, I’m here to tell you that the sugar-free glaze tasted nothing like the regular glaze. It wasn’t bad, it was just very different. It was so different that I actually ended up throwing it away and going back to the store for the regular glaze. So I’m gonna recommend you get the regular glaze to make this. You understand, right?
- If you want to make a fruit salad with strawberry glaze, add a quart of fresh strawberries (halved) and 1 can of pineapple chunks (drained) to the banana slices.
How do you serve bananas with strawberry glaze?
Now, I just like to eat it on its own. However, this would also be excellent as a dessert topping. Serve it on top of slices of pound cake, on top of pancakes or , or with a serving of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream – the possibilities are limitless.
You may also like these other Southern banana recipes:
- 4-6 medium bananas
- 1 10-ounce container strawberry glaze
- Place glaze in a medium bowl. Fill the empty glaze container with water and pour that into the bowl as well. Mix with an electric mixer until completely blended.1 10-ounce container strawberry glaze
- Slice bananas in thick slices into a separate bowl. Pour glaze over them and stir to coat.4-6 medium bananas
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for several hours to chill. Serve cold.
Now here is a man with an attitude of appreciation for anyone who cooks for him!
My husband is well known at church for appreciating Southern cooking – any and everyone’s Southern cooking.
His famous line is, “the worst I ever had was delicious”. That comes from a man that will eat whatever I put in front of him and really appreciate it.
~Submitted by Alice McKinney
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