This banana sauce is the perfect topping for pancakes or waffles, or eat it plain like banana applesauce!
My girls LOVE applesauce and could eat it nonstop.
Applesauce doesn’t hold that same appeal (except my mother-in-law’s homemade applesauce which is just ridiculously good and not even in the same ballpark as the kind I buy in bulk at the grocery store).
But this banana sauce?
It’s basically banana applesauce and it’s SO good.
I would definitely eat a bowl of this.
I usually make it as a half batch and we use it as a pancake topping.
The original recipe from a sauce cookbook I got years ago was super fussy (straining through a cheesecloth because heaven forbid your banana applesauce include any fiber whatsoever) and included a ton of sugar, plus some harder to find spices.
Needless to say, I’ve WAY streamlined it.
It’s the perfect way to use up some bananas that are looking a little sad (and apples for that matter) and the honey and lemon make it bright and delicious.
Basically, I should just be writing a little love sonnet to the banana sauce because I love it so much.
Banana Sauce Recipe
This banana sauce is the perfect topping for pancakes or waffles, or eat it on its own like banana applesauce!
- 4 ripe bananas peeled and diced
- 2 apples peeled, cored, and diced
- 2 cups water
- 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup honey
In a saucepan, combine the bananas, apples, and water over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until the apples are soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and honey and stir well.
Blend the mixture until smooth, either with an immersion blender or in a traditional blender (just make sure to vent the top because it will be hot!).
Photos by Heather Mildenstein