Toffee & sesame bananas

Toffee & sesame bananas

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 8

Traditional toffee bananas are deep-fried, but this is a lighter version, served with caramel sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal312
  • fat19g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.09g
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  • 6 large bananas, peeled and quartered



    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 8 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • good-quality vanilla ice cream, to serve



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…


  1. Toss the bananas in 2 tbsp of the sugar. Heat a griddle to medium, then cook the bananas, a few pieces at a time, until sticky and showing griddle marks. Keep warm in a low oven.

  2. For the sauce, put the remaining sugar, the butter and cream into a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has melted. Stir in the sesame seeds. Can be made up to a day ahead. To serve, put a few pieces of banana into 8 serving dishes, spoon over some of the caramel, then top with a scoop of ice cream.

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16th Nov, 2014
Really easy and delicious. If you dont have a griddle you can fry the bananas in some butter instead. Five stars
9th Jan, 2013
This recipe is really easy and tastes amazing. I don't have a griddle either but 'cooking' the bananas in a non stick saucepan does the trick just as well. Will definately make this again.
7th Jul, 2012
Toffee sauce is lovely very sweet so use sparingly and bananas came out delicious - griddle needs to be hot so as not to overlook them but to get a nice texture on the sugar - very easy and quick
17th Aug, 2010
Super recipe, the sauce turned out perfectly. Quick and simple. I don't have a griddle so I heated the bananas in the George Forman grill. Made it for friends and they all wanted seconds.
29th Jan, 2009
The bananas fell apart and the sauce was just far too sickly- even my toddler wouldn't eat it!
28th Jan, 2009
you just can't argue with this dessert - there's nothing not to like.
24th Jan, 2009
Hi i did find this recipe very easy doing and quick and time saving . I will try to proposed this for the Chinese New year dinner. Thank you and keep doing nice things. Regards and happy new year, Chef Kishore
18th Jan, 2009
REALLY EASY. Sauce works well prepared ahead (but would leave out sesame seeds until serving) and then heated gently when doing the bananas.
23rd Sep, 2015
Hi all, was hoping to give this recipe a go - how did you all quarter the bananas? Lengthways or into short cylinders? Thanks!
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