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Grilled Baby Banana Splits Grilled Bananas Grilled Baby Banana Split recipe I feel like most adults eat ice cream the same way, huddled in front of the freezer with your spoon eating out of the carton. I don’t blame you, I do it too. After making dinner and cleaning up the last thing I want to do is dirty another dish. I remember being a kid and being so freaking excited out of my mind to go get ice cream. I think it’s probably safe to say that as we get older, we skip out on desserts a lot more. So I think it’s time to make some crazy banana splits and be really freaking excited about it. I love this recipe because of the grilled bananas. It’s really that simple, just adding some grilled bananas to the situation will enhance it so much. Here is why: Regular freshly peeled bananas are just find and delicious, but firm-ish, unless they ugly and have brown spots. By grilling these they get soft like the ice cream which just makes it that much more pleasurable to eat in my opinion. We added some caramel sauce and nuts just cause. I hope this inspires you all to create some new ice cream situations. You deserve it!

♥ Teri

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Grilled Baby Banana Splits
Serves 4

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 baby bananas, split in half lengthwise
salt to taste
1/2 recipe crème brûlée custard
1/2 recipe homemade caramel sauce
1/2 cup chopped and toasted pecans
1 cup whipped cream, optional
4 maraschino cherries, optional

1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
2. Brush cut side of each banana with oil and season with salt.
3. Grill bananas for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and continue to grill for 2 to 3 minutes.
4.To assemble: Place 2 warm banana halves into each “split” bowl and top with frozen custard or ice cream. Top with warm caramel sauce and pecans (plus whatever other toppings you desired). Serve immediately.


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  1. Jee | Oh, How Civilized Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ll take two please!

  2. Katherine Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my! That looks awesome.

  3. Nathalie Not Specified Not Specified

    It’s true! As adults we do skip more the desert time !
    I will go crazy and make myself a banana split! It’s summertime after all!

  4. It is a perfect dessert for a hot summer days. Or an evening.

  5. steph@stephsbitebybite Not Specified Not Specified

    How fun are these!! Awe baby bananas!

  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Not Specified Not Specified

    This is so unbelievably gorgeous, I don’t know what to quite do with myself!! Wow is all I can really say!

  7. maria | pinkpatisserie Not Specified Not Specified

    Love those little bananas and oh man, grilled and with caramel? I’m in.

  8. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence Not Specified Not Specified

    They’re so cute ^_^

  9. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my god yum! I love homemade caramel sauce too. Delicious.

  10. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my gosh, those grilled bananas look SO good. I would love this!

  11. Sarah | The Sugar Hit Not Specified Not Specified

    Literally the only way I can stomach a banana is by eating the one in the sundae you have created. I just figured that out.

  12. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious Not Specified Not Specified

    Sweet banana God, I need a bowl of this right now!

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  14. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    They’re gorgeous and I bet so loaded with flavor! Pinned!

  15. Irena S. Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks heavenly! I am craving for bananas now!!

  16. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    What a dream! This sounds awesome!

  17. Amy | Club Narwhal Not Specified Not Specified

    You, my friend, are a total genius! Grilled bananas are such a fun way to jazz things up–and I’ll feel like less like the dessert scavenger in front of the freezer since this looks too elegant to eat out of an ice cream carton :)

  18. Rebecca Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG! can I please get some of that!! I should not have read this post while still at the office… all I can think about is going home and eating ice-cream!! this looks delicious! yum!!

  19. Tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    This would be extremely hard to share!! This looks fabulous!

  20. Nick @ Utter Epicure Not Specified Not Specified

    Great idea grilling the bananas. You could take this whole thing minus the toppings and stuff it into a brioche. Sweet Jesus!

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  22. Jamie Not Specified Not Specified

    The key to my man’s heart, I’m sure!

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