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Coat sliced side of the banana with cinnamon and brown sugar. In a grill pan add olive-oil butter, rum, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Place sliced side of the banana on a grill pan until you achieve desired grill marks. Plate banana and garnish with yogurt and fresh mint.

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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)



-Pour sugar, salt, and flour in a medium bowl and set aside

-Place only eggs yolks into large bowl and whisk while pouring condensed milk


-Place skillet with two cups of water over medium heat then place bowl, with eggs

 and condensed milk into skillet

-While still whisking, add flour mixture into egg mixture to stop curdling due to heat

 from the skillet

-Add vanilla extract and butter to mixture and continue to whisk until it reaches a

 think consistency

-Place vanilla wafers in a bag and crush the cookies into a crumb like consistency

-Blend granola, pecans, and honey to wafers to add more crunch and flavoring

-Layer granola, banana, and pudding in individual cups

Garnish with cool whip and mint and serve

  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 12-18 vanilla wafers
  • 2-5 Sliced Bananas
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 ½ cups condensed milk
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup granola with almonds
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • Cool Whip and Mint for garnish
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