Wednesday, June 25, 2014

An Epic Banana Split

This banana split is set apart in a league of its own. It combines five different flavors of bananacream along with fresh fruit, peanuts, and chocolate chips to make a feast worthy dessert that you can feel good about eating.

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It's delicious plain, but all the toppings make it even better. Let your imagination go wild and top it with any other nut, dried fruit, fresh fruit, or ice cream sauce.

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Be warned, this recipe is meant to share, so grab a group of friends and dig in!

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Bananacream Split
makes 3 banana splits
3 ripe bananas
5 frozen bananas
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 cups frozen strawberries
1/3 cup peanut flour or PB2
1 cup frozen pineapple
milk, as needed
peanuts, chocolate chips, diced strawberries, and diced pineapple, to serve

To make the plain bananacream, use a small, high powdered blender to blend 1 1/2 frozen bananas together with 1-2 tablespoons of milk until it is creamy. Pour the mixture into a bowl and put it in the freezer until you are ready to assemble the banana split.
To make the chocolate bananacream, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Heat in a small microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir, and heat another 15 seconds if they are not melted. Blend the melted chocolate chips with one of the frozen bananas until creamy. Pour into a bowl and put it into the freezer. Clean out the blender.
To make the strawberry-cream, blend all the strawberries together until creamy. Pour into a bowl and freeze. Clean out the blender.
To make the peanut butter bananacream, blend the peanut flour, 1 1/2 bananas, and 1-2 tablespoons of milk together until creamy. Pour into a bowl and freeze. Clean out your blender.
To make the pineapple bananacream, blend the pineapple and one banana together until creamy. Pour into a bowl and freeze while you start assembling the split.
To assemble, cut the three unfrozen bananas in half lengthwise. Place them in three large bowls. Place a scoop of each flavor of bananacream into the splits. I put three down the middle (plain, pineapple, and strawberry) and two on the outside (chocolate and peanut butter). Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, peanuts, and the diced fruit. Freeze for 10-15 minutes until solid and then serve.

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