Coconut & Caramelized Banana Split (Dairy-Free)

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $0.88
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Image of A split caramelized banana with two scoops of coconut banana ice cream and topped with raspberries and chocolate fudge


Banana Coconut Split
5Very Ripe Bananas (peel and freeze 3)
1/4 cup + 2 tspMaple Syrup
1/2 tspCinnamon
2 tbspDried Coconut Flakes, toasted
1/2 cupCoconut Milk (light or regular)
Chocolate Fudge Sauce (adapted from
3/4 cupCoconut Milk (light or regular)
6Pitted Dates
2 tbspDark Baking Chocolate (at least 65%) or Cocoa Powder
PinchSea Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Carefully cut a slit down the middle of each of the unfrozen bananas, making sure not to cut through to the other side. Pour a little bit of maple syrup (roughly 1 tsp per banana) and cinnamon into the slits.
  3. Place bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. For the chocolate fudge sauce, combine coconut milk and dates in a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and add the dark chocolate or cocoa powder. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Allow to cool.
  5. For the coconut banana ice cream, thaw out the frozen bananas at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Add to a food processor with ¼ cup maple syrup, ½ cup coconut milk and coconut flakes and blend until smooth. Freeze until ready to use.
  6. Combine half a caramelized banana with a scoop of the coconut banana ice cream and drizzle with the chocolate fudge sauce. Top with some fresh berries and enjoy!


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