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Chocolatey baked Bananas


These lovely bananas are best served with the gorgeous chocolate sauce poured over them you can also serve with ice cream

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  • 25g (1oz) butter softened
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon golden syrup
  • Small pinch ground cinnamon
  • 4 large firm bananas
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • For the chocolate sauce
  • 100g (4oz)plain chocolate drops
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 15g (1/2oz) butter
  • 2 tablespoons water


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Heat oven to 200•C 400•F gas mark 6,cut 4 rectangles of kitchen foil for the foil parcels,they should each measure around 30 x 20cm (12 x 18in)

Step 2

Put butter in a bowl stir firmly with a wooden spoon until it's soft & creamy,then stir in the suger,syrup & cinnamon really well too

Step 3

Peel the bananas & cut each 1 in half lengthways,rub them all over with lemon juice then place half a banana in the middle of each foil rectangle

Step 4

Spoon butter & cinnamon mixture onto the flat sides of the bananas then press the other banana halves on top to sandwich the mixture in the middle

Step 5

To make a parcel fold the short edges of the foil over the banana then pull the long edges together over the top squeeze the foil to seal the parcels

Step 6

Put the parcels on a baking tray & bake for 15 mins until the bananas are tender.
While they're cooking make the chocolate sauce

Step 7

Put the chocolate syrup butter & water in a small saucepan,heat the mixture over a low heat stir continuesley until it's smooth take the pan from the heat

Step 8

Remove the parcels from the oven leave for 3 to 5mins to cool Carefully open the parcels watching out for any hot steam

Step 9

Careful tip each parcel so the bananas & sauce slide into a bowl,then use a smaller spoon to drizzle chocolate sauce over the bananas Enjoy the delicious feast


Golden syrup is tricky to measure so heat a spoon in hot water as this makes the syrup easy to measure & will slide off easily

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