Fancy a treat for pudding? The whole family will love these warm bananas topped with chocolate, cream and nuts
Serves: 6
Costs: Cheap as chips


    • 6 ripe bananas
    • About 4-6 level tbsp clear honey, preferably in a squeezy bottle
    • 150g bar chocolate
    • Aerosol cream
    • 1-2 tbsp chopped, roasted hazelnuts


    1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C.
    1. Place the unpeeled bananas directly on the oven shelf and bake them for 15-20 minutes or until they have blackened all over. Carefully remove the bananas from the oven – they’ll be extremely hot.
    1. Using a sharp knife, make a slit in the bananas, and then mash down the flesh in the centre slightly with a fork.
    1. Squeeze, or spoon, some honey inside the slit.
    1. Break the chocolate into pieces and place some inside each banana skin. Place a banana on each plate and pipe a swirl of aerosol cream on the side. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the banana and cream. Serve immediately.

Top tip: Use your favourite type of chocolate in this recipe – for adults, you might want to try a rich, dark chocolate; children usually prefer sweeter, milk chocolate.

Also, try using a nutty chocolate or one containing fruit and nuts, to add more texture to the banana mash.Feature: Sue McMahon. Photos: frankthephotographer.com. Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 21.0g calories 380(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.