Grilled banana dessert

Grilled banana dessert

Mike made this delicious grilled banana dessert in place of a cake for my birthday. He grilled the banana in its skin, cutting a thin slit in the skin (cutting into the banana slightly) as the only prep. Pop it out onto a plat, top with your favorite fruit and ice cream, and serve! We topped ours with blueberries, sprinkled on a little Ghirardelli cocoa, and served with vanilla ice cream. What a great summer treat!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

8 thoughts on “Grilled banana dessert”

  1. Oooh, Mary Anne, this is a variation on a British campfire classic! Cut a slit in the banana, stuff with mars bar, wrap in foil and place in the embers at the end of a campfire. So good! Also good with Cadbury’s milk chocolate, though not as toffee-ish.

    Glad to see that Mike is looking after you so well – hugs to you both,


  2. This looks delicious! My kids and Jamie would LOVE this! I would like it too, but being the “has to have gobs of chocolate on it” lover that I am, I would have to have the Cadbury’s mentioned above to LOVE it:-).

    Mike is awesome to make this for you. Really, that is sweet and super!
    .-= Susana´s last blog ..Hanna’s Special Tree House built with love =-.

  3. Elisa | blissfulE

    This looks and sounds amazing! And so smart to use the grill rather than baking for a summer birthday.
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..drummer girl =-.

  4. Hello! I’ve been absent from blogland for over a month now but I’m (sort of) back! This looks absolutely heavenly. I’ve added it to my recipes bookmark file. I haven’t been liking sweets nearly as much recently and bananas are one of my favorite natural sweets. I would love this instead of cake for my birthday.

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