February 27, 2012

Fried Banana Split

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My daughter was amazed with this recipe when watching Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network and asked if we could make this
Fried Banana Split for dessert over the weekend!
I am so glad we tried this recipe because it was a perfectly light and enjoyable dessert for the whole family and super easy to prepare!
Definitely a keeper!

Fried Banana Split


Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 tsp oil, such as coconut or vegetable

Small pinch cayenne pepper


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 slightly under ripe bananas, cut lengthwise in half and then cut crosswise in half
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted


Fried Banana Split Collage

For the chocolate sauce: I used a homemade double broiler. In a small sauce pan filled half way with simmering water place a small stainless steel mixing bowl inside the pan. Add chocolate chips and oil. Stir chocolate with a spatula until chocolate has melted. Set aside.

For the bananas: Place the brown sugar in a pie dish or on a plate. roll the bananas in the brown sugar until coated evenly. Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat until the butter becomes golden brown. Place the bananas in the hot pan cut-side down. Turn the bananas when they have a golden brown color and the sugar forms a crunchy coat on the bananas, about 30 seconds per side (do not allow bananas to become soft and mushy). Plate banana and spoon the chocolate sauce over the bananas. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds, and serve immediately.

To toast the almonds: Place slice almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 6 to 8 minutes until lightly toasted. Cool completely before using.




  1. I suppose this would be the kind of stuff Elvis would love! Very yummy!

  2. What an interesting take on a banana split. These certainly sound wonderful and my younger grandchildren will love them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Oh my word, that looks so GOOD! I might have to make it, its healthy right :-) banana, brown sugar! Thanks for this recipe.

  4. I'm following you with Linky would you follow back Pat.

  5. Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Be great to have you follow back. Have a great day!! :)

  6. This looks delicious! I have a linky party going on @ my blog & would love to have you join in if you ahve the chance! Thanks!

  7. Can't wait to try this on my kids, sweet but still a little bit healthy!

  8. I would love it if you came over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and shared your yummy recipe with us! Thanks, I hope to see you there! ---Sheryl---

  9. Wow, this looks so good! I am following, please stop by my brand new blog and follow me, too :) Thanks!

  10. This looks amazing!! Gonna need to try it!! Thanks for linking up to Uncommon!!

    Bonnie ;)

  11. This looks sooo good! I love banana splits, one of my favorite desserts!!!! Yours looks amazing!

  12. Pinning this to try later -- sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing with Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again this week!

  13. looks yummy!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  14. Yum!!!! I want to come over to your house for dessert:-) Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  15. Absolutely delicious! I topped the bananas with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream for a tasty banana split sundae.


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