Mini Caramelized Banana Split Sundaes. Mini bananas pan “fried” with chopped walnuts and served overtop creamy Greek yogurt. All topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate. The chocolate is optional, but mandatory.
This Mini Caramelized Banana Split Sundae is one of our favorite ways to use overripe bananas. And we have overripe bananas every week. Most of the time, those bananas are put to good use – in these sundaes, this Dark Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread or in smoothies.
For this recipe, we used mini bananas, which Adrian picked up this week. They are so darn cute, aren’t they? Sometimes when we fry up the bananas we mash them up, but these mini bananas were too cute to mash, so we kept them whole.
This is the perfect after school snack for the kids – or a sweet and healthy dessert for any and all of us. And you can make these sundaes in less than 10 minutes. Just pan fry the bananas and walnuts until they’re caramelized, add to Greek yogurt and top with melted chocolate.
Don’t forget the chocolate.
Creamy, crunchy and sweet. The perfect indulgent AND healthy dessert. You can have both!
Here’s how to make it:
- - 2 mini bananas, halved
- - 2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
- - ½ cup vanilla Greek-style yogurt
- - ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat on medium. Once the pan is hot, place banana halves cut side down in the pan with the walnuts. Fry until bananas are caramelized and walnuts are toasted, 1-2 minutes. Flip bananas over and stir walnuts. Fry for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Heat dark chocolate chips in microwave safe dish in 15 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Add Greek yogurt evenly into 2 small bowls. Top with bananas and walnuts. Drizzle with dark chocolate. Serve.
Disclosure: I serve on the health professional board for the California Walnut Board and Commission, however all opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this post.