Barbecued banoffee splits

Treat the family to banoffee splits next time you have a barbecue or go camping. They're super easy to make, and great fun too. Serve with vanilla ice cream

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 201
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 24g
  • sugars 22g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 40g butter, softened
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 small ripe bananas, unpeeled
  • chopped pecans, ice cream, whipped cream or yogurt, to serve


Rain or shine

The bananas can also be baked in the oven on a baking tray for 15-20 mins at 180C/200C fan/gas 6.


  1. Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Split the inside curve of each banana with a knife, being careful not to cut all the way through. Spread a spoonful of the butter mixture into each split, then put the bananas, split-side up, onto individual sheets of foil – they should be large enough to encase the bananas completely. Crimp the edges of the foil to seal the parcels. These can be prepared the day before – just chill until you’re ready to cook.

  2. Heat a barbecue to low or until a thin layer of coals has turned grey. Cook the parcels for 15 mins, turning once.

  3. Carefully unwrap the parcels, reserving any sauce that’s inside. Transfer to plates, then scatter over the pecans and drizzle over any sauce reserved from the base of the parcels. Serve with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream or yogurt.

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