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WHAT YOU NEED
1 cup pecan halves
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Pinch of kosher salt
¾ cup rye whiskey
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
WHAT TO DO
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss pecans, maple syrup and salt on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake until maple syrup is caramelized and pecans are toasted, 10-15 minutes. After pecans have cooled, rough chop and set aside.
2. Bring whiskey, white and brown sugar, and butter to a boil in a large skillet. Turn off heat and stir mixture to dissolve sugar.
3. Return to medium heat and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. Add bananas and stir occasionally until bananas have softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let bananas and sauce cool in skillet.
4. Layer bananas and sauce, pecans, and yogurt in small mason jars. Serve immediately.
Be careful not to move pan with whisky rye while cooking, pan may flame up.
Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)