This recipe I am about to share with you this Friday comes from Whole Foods. It is easy to prepare. You can use any toppings you like. I am doing a take on the Whole Foods recipe using toppings found in Friendly's Banana Split Ice Cream.
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 cup chopped pineapple
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 Tbsps. whipped cream topping (optional)
Preheat grill to medium heat. Hold each banana in your hand, curved side up, and carefully halve it lengthwise through the top of the peel without cutting through the bottom side. Arrange each banana on a piece of foil.
Using your fingers, gently pry open each banana, making a space down the center for the toppings. Arrange chocolate chips, strawberries, pineapples, and gram cracker crumbs down the center of each banana then top with marshmallows and walnuts.
Fold foil around each banana, leaving the top open, to form a bowl that will protect it from direct heat. Arrange bananas on grill and cook until banana is tender and marshmallows and chocolate are melted and hot, about 10 minutes. Set aside to let cool for two to three minutes. Then add a tablespoon of whipped cream topping to each banana before serving.
You can use whatever toppings you choose. The Whole Foods recipe calls for only strawberries and uses semi-sweet chips and granola. Use your favorite cookie to crumble on top. This recipe allows room for creativity so take it there if want. As Carla Hall says, “Let your freak flag fly!”