Peaches and Bananas

2013 – Gluten Free Living

My mom made this simple Peaches and Bananas recipe all the time for us as children. It was one of my most requested recipes. Peaches, bananas, a little sugar, and sometimes strawberries thrown in–but more often than not, just peaches and bananas.

Mom always peeled her peaches but I leave the peel on for more nutrition. I also skip the sugar because I find it’s sweet enough without it. I love this quick and easy fruit salad dish. It’s a great accompaniment to almost any meal. One of the reasons I wanted to post this special recipe is to keep it in our family. Another reason is it’s just so tasty!!

When peaches are in season I still make this a lot. So when I saw a batch of good looking peaches  at Sprouts the other day (even though this isn’t the season for them), I determined to make up this favorite recipe. I made this as a side dish the day I made Roast Chicken and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The flavors of fresh peaches and bananas blended perfectly with the other dishes in that meal.

If you’re looking for a nice, simple side dish for hot summer days this is a great one. Add the bananas just before serving to prevent browning–and only make enough to provide a serving for each person eating because this will not keep beyond that time. On occasion I swish the bananas in lemon juice to prevent discoloration although Mom never did. If you decide to do this the bananas will keep a little longer without browning.

If you eliminate the sugar or substitute honey, you have a healthy, low calorie, clean, gluten free and vegan recipe. Not to mention that it’s so incredibly quick and easy. Enjoy!

When I initially posted this recipe in March 2013, it was before I started using my Canon camera.  I’ve been remaking all my first year blog recipes so I can get better display pictures of each one and I recently remade this one (September 2015) as a side dish to a meal I took to friends. This time I added the strawberries because they make the pictures pop, and because they just taste so, so good. 🙂

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

Peaches and Bananas are a  simple and tasty side dish for any meal, but especially great in the summer when peaches are in season.

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

This is an especially appetizing dish during the hot summer days when you don’t want to heat the kitchen up by cooking in the oven.

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

Try making Peaches and Bananas for your next backyard barbecue. Just don’t forget to leave off the bananas until right before serving.

 

Here’s what I did.

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

I used these ingredients.

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

Wash peaches. Slice peaches into a serving bowl.  Add sliced strawberries. You can refrigerate at this point. Right before serving, add sliced bananas. Stir fruit together and serve.

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

We love this simple, tasty fruit salad and believe you will enjoy it too.

 

Here’s the recipe.

PEACHES AND BANANAS

(From my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

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Wonderful fruit salad for hot summer days. Quick, easy and delicious. This recipe is gluten free and vegan.
Peaches and Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Peaches and Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Slice peaches in half and remove stone (if freestone peaches, if not, you will have to slice them the hard way with the pit still in the peach).
  2. Place slices in a medium size bowl.
  3. Add strawberries and, if desired, add sugar and coat well.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Just before serving slice bananas and dip in lemon juice, if desired, to prevent discoloration.
  6. Stir ingredients to combine.

 

[b]Peaches and Bananas[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Wonderful fruit salad for hot summer days. Quick, easy and delicious. This recipe is gluten free and vegan.
Ingredients
  • 1-2 peaches, well washed, sliced
  • About 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries, if desired
  • Lemon juice, if desired
Instructions
  1. Slice peaches in half and remove stone (if freestone peaches, if not, you will have to slice them the hard way with the pit still in the peach).
  2. Place slices in a medium size bowl.
  3. Add strawberries.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Just before serving slice bananas and dip in lemon juice, if desired, to prevent discoloration.
  6. Stir ingredients to combine.
Notes
Mom always peeled the peaches, but I like to leave the peels on for fiber. [br][br]Mom never dipped the bananas in lemon juice, because we never had any extras where it mattered, but occasionally I dip in lemon juice so the bananas will stay good for a day or two.[br][br]You can add a couple of tablespoons of sugar to the peaches and strawberries when refrigerating, if desired. Or substitute honey for the sugar in the recipe–or eliminate sweeteners entirely (which is what I do).

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

We love peaches and this combination of fruit is so refreshing.

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

You can’t find a salad easier to prepare than this! If you eliminate the sugar it’s totally, healthy, clean, low calorie, gluten free and vegan!

 

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