Awesome Banana Bruschetta

Awesome Banana Bruschetta

Awesome Banana Bruschetta
Don't brush away any thoughts of trying bruschetta. This recipe takes a classic and prepares it with a tropical inspiration. You'll feel like you're in the Bahamas when you put this to the taste test.
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6 bruschetta

Ingredients
  • 6 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick slices sweet bread, egg bread, or raisin bread
  • 1 medium banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup tub cream cheese with pineapple
  • 1 1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 medium bananas, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Sifted powdered sugar
  • Chocolate curls

  • Methods/steps
    1. Toast bread and let cool. Combine mashed banana, cream cheese, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl. Spread some of the mixture over each toasted bread slice. Place slices on a cookie sheet. Layer banana slices on top of cream cheese mixture. Brush bananas with melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
    2. Broil bruschetta 4 to 5-inches from the heat for 30 to 60 seconds or until banana slices just begin to glaze.
    3. To serve, sprinkle tops with sifted powdered sugar and garnish with chocolate curls and serve immediately.

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