BBQ Bananas

12 reviews, 4.1 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 5 minutes; part of Grilled Desserts collection

A light, quick and tasty way to finish a bbq.


2 Bananas; any condition
1 pinch Cinnamon; optional
1 squirt UHT cream (or regular cream); to taste

Original recipe makes 1 Serving



Clean the grill top prior to cooking.

Place 2 bananas whole, per serving, on a medium heat and turn a couple of times during cooking for an even skin discolouration. As the skin turns brown to dark and juices run they are ready. Approx. 3-5 mins.

Remove from heat a make a single knife cut along the full length and spread the skin to expose the cooked fruit.

Cinnamon if required.

Apply a squirt of UHT cream or topping of choice.

Guests will look at this burnt offering and remark,"I will just have one to try it" and be straight back for the other. Trust me! Jamieo

From a student BBQ about 10 years ago, source unknown.

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What is UHT cream?
Kisspris 5m ago
UHT stands for ultra-high temperature or ultra-heat treatment... it's a processed cream that doesn't need to be refrigerated. You can use regular heavy cream or whipping cream instead. - Elizabeth Schneider 5m ago

Did not work for us. Burned to crisp!
Tatertotter 1y ago

Can you bake the banana in yhe oven?
Carinish 2y ago

Mmm, so delicious and easy to make! I was delighted with the simplicity of this, only downside was that they hardened up so quickly I was scarcely done serving when the first few peoples' was not so great as they got hardened. It was a great idea in any case, you just have to be quick in serving! A+
MauraSpeckt 2y ago

I take the fruit from the skin and serve it over French Vanilla Bean ice cream...yu-u-um!
TeddiCooks 5y ago

I made these just like the recipe directed and they were fabulous! When I told guests we were having BBQ Bananas, I got a lot of raised eyebrows. Everyone who likes bananas sampled them, and everyone raved about them! They were an enormous hit with kids! The touch of cinnamon made them gourmet!
Beckysplace 6y ago

I have made these but I made a knife cut and put chocolate buttons inside the cut wrapped them in foil and put them on the bbq they were really nice.
sugarandspice01 6y ago

Really good and easy. You must eat them quickly after grilling as they harden relatively fast. Also, I think I prefer to cut them in half and grill at some point to add some texture. Loved it.

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