Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup water

  2. 1 chai tea-bag

  3. 3/4 cup honey

  4. 5 peppercorns

  5. 1 cinnamon stick

  6. 1 star anise

  7. 2 cardamom pods

  8. 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger , peeled

  9. 2 whole cloves Cooking spray

  10. 4 ripe, firm bananas

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the syrup: In a small saucepan , boil 1/2 cup water. Turn off heat, add tea-bag and brew tea, leaving bag in the water until cool and tea is very dark. Remove tea-bag, squeezing out excess tea. Add honey and all of the spices. Bring liquid to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, or until liquid has slightly reduced and you are left with 1 cup of liquid. Remove from heat and cool for half an hour. Using a fine-meshed sieve or tea brewer, strain out whole spices . Syrup should be thinner than honey, but still have body. For the bananas: Preheat grill or grill pan sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Slice bananas in half lengthwise. Grill fruit until slightly softened and light grill marks form, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place 2 banana halves on a dessert plate and drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup.


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