A simple Banana Split dessert can become your sweet staple indulgence on the table — a fancy looking dessert made of simple ingredients to nicely surprise your family and guests.
Bananas? Who loves them so much I do?
In my family, bananas, especially baby bananas, are never missing from my fridge. My daughter loves them, and I always try to have them to add to her oat porridge, in fruit salads, or to make a fabulous tasting banana split dessert.
If you have never tried baked or fried bananas, then it is time.
When I have tasted banana split dessert for the first time, I was so sceptical about ordering or not that dessert. Thank God I did, as I simply got in love with it.
I adored how it looked, and the sweet cinnamon tastes with a scoop of ice cream and some whipped cream tasted really out of this world. These are some of the beloved ingredients that I go mad when I crave for something sweet—a great combination with a precious lasting memory.
This dessert looks and tastes at its best. It is so simple to make that you need no much time and effort, just imagination and a spoon to dive in.
What’s not to love about this banana-licious dessert?
Its simple to make and amazingly tasty to eat. A classic combination and a successful result make it right away when you crave something sweet but not too caloric. Ice cream, strawberries, whipped cream and all of these served with fried bananas is mouth-watering. You can check some more banana desserts like:
Are Banana Splits healthy or unhealthy? Why?
Bananas are healthy fruits to eat despite their calories. It is a beneficial fruit when you are in depression, as it tends to rise serotonin (the essential hormone that makes us feel happy). Also, bananas contain vitamin B6 that helps you sleep well and magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C.
What does banana split mean?
Banana split means a fried or baked half-cut banana topped with ice cream and usually garnished with flavoured whipped cream, Maple syrup, different kind of fruits, or nuts — a super delicious and lingering dessert to die after.
A banana split dessert is versatile and easily customisable. You can use any kind of ice cream, any toppings or flavoured garnishes. Here your imagination knows no limits.
What I love most about such easy but lingering desserts is the quick and fast way they are done, and my daughter loves to help me assemble them.
If you want to impress your family or guests, this restaurant-looking banana dessert will definitely make that point. It has a lovely aspect, a savoury and sweet taste, and assembles quick.
How to make a banana split?
Making banana split at home is easy as it sounds. The only ingredients you need to have are the ones you have already in your kitchen.
- Some ripe bananas
- Nutella or Whipped Cream
- Cinnamon powder
- Vanilla ice-cream or black chocolate ice cream
- Any nuts or almond flakes work great here.
Take a large cutting board and slice in half lengthwise two bananas. Take a skillet, cut slices of bananas down, and pour some sugar, honey, and cinnamon.
Here you have two options to prepare this dessert: either bake them for 5 minutes in the oven with an aluminium foil covering skillet. Or, frying them on the stove for some 5 to 7 minutes until soft and caramelised.
Pay attention that the bananas shouldn’t look too soft and mashy.
Take a plater and start layering.
Add bananas with the cut sides up and top two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with whipped cream, fruits, and almond flakes.
I have garnished with blueberries, strawberries, and some chocolate syrup.
Take a spoon and dare to enjoy the moment.
Simple and delicious.
Sweet and Healthy Banana Split
- Large cutting board
- 2 bananas
- Whipped cream
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 scoop ice cream
- almond flakes
- Take a large cutting board and slice in half lengthwise two bananas.
- Take a skillet and place cut slices of bananas down, and pour honey, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Fry them on the stove for some 5 to 7 minutes until soft and caramelised.
- Take a plater and start layering. Add bananas with the cut sides up and top two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with whipped cream, fruits, and almond flakes. Optional add blueberries, strawberries, and some chocolate syrup.
- Take a spoon and dare to enjoy the moment.