Grills Gone Wild Sides & Sweets

Bacon Maple Banana Bites

Grills Gone Wild Sides & Sweets So as the summer begins to wind down, our featured recipe this month is taken from the cookbook Grills Gone Wild sides & Sweets for the grill.

Bacon Maple Banana Bites

  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 8 strips center-cut bacon

Lightly oil or spray grates with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium heat. Pour maple syrup into shallow dish; place bacon on a microwave safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover with another paper towel and microwave on high one minute or until bacon just begins to cook, but is still pliable. Peel bananas and sprinkle with chilli powder: cut each into four equal pieces. Roll pieces in maple syrup and wrap with one strip of bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Place on grill, close lid and heat 5 to 8 minutes or until bacon is browned and crisp, turning occasionally.

This recipe makes 8 servings. If you like this and would like to try others, the book is available for purchase at Gettysburg Tour Center. It retails for $11.95.