• Making Mayo’s Recipes: Banana pecan compote

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Serve this flavorful banana topping on pancakes or waffles, or pair with your favorite low-fat yogurt. This sauce is a delicious combination of bananas, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon and chopped pecans. To add texture, after orange juice reduces add 1 tablespoon of butter and cook until melted.

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  1. 4 very ripe sliced medium bananas
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup orange juice
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


Heat a medium saucepan to medium heat. Add bananas and brown sugar and saute until sugar dissolves, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add orange juice, vanilla and cinnamon. Let the orange juice reduce for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with pecans before serving.

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