ingredients
  • Ripe bananas 4-5 large, sliced lengthwise
  • coconut nectar or pure maple syrup 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder 1 tbsp
  • couple pinches salt
  • Dark chocolate chips 2 tbsp, for finishing
  • raw pecans, walnuts, almonds, coconut flakes or pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp, chopped for the final touches

Bananas and chocolate pair so well together, and these baked bananas allow you to enjoy something sweet without being unhealthy.

The prep and cooking is ridiculously easy (just slicing bananas and adding the chocolate sauce before baking), but the results are amazing.

You can also add some chopped nuts, flaked almonds or coconut flakes to the finished dish, and serve with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream (if you want to be decadent!)

INSTRUCTIONS

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 450F/210C fan/gas mark 8.

Place bananas on the parchment.

In a bowl, mix the coconut nectar or maple syrup with the cocoa powder and salt. Stir well to fully combine.

Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the bananas.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until bananas are softened and caramelized. Sprinkle on chocolate chips and nuts. Serve and enjoy.

Notes:

Experiment with your own nut and seed mixes to finish the bananas off. You can also use white or milk chocolate chips if you’re not keen on dark.