This banana recipe is a family favorite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chocolate chips, cream, and vanilla extract into a small saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until the chocolate chips have melted. Stir in the Cointreau and set aside.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bananas, cut-side down, and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn bananas over, and continue cooking until golden brown on the other side, 3 to 4 minutes more.

  • To serve, ladle some of the sauce onto the center of 6 plates. Place two banana halves onto each plate, and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 48.6g 16% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 23.2mg 8% DV; sodium 22.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2011
Loved it! Great dessert...hit the spot. Super easy to modify for those of you who want to go light on the sweet stuff. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2007
I enjoyed this. It was easy and quick and the instructions for the bananas was right on. The sauce though would have benefited from less alcohol - I probably used 2/3 of what the recipe stated and it still tasted like a bit too much. That said I will still make this again - it was a fast easy and elegant dessert. Thank you! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2007
I enjoyed this. It was easy and quick and the instructions for the bananas was right on. The sauce though would have benefited from less alcohol - I probably used 2/3 of what the recipe stated and it still tasted like a bit too much. That said I will still make this again - it was a fast easy and elegant dessert. Thank you! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2010
I expected the chocolate sauce to be a little thicker. Also I thought the alcohol was really over powering for me. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2011
After I cooked the bananas I dipped them in the chocolate sauce and then placed them on plate I sprinkled them with confectioners sugar whipped cream in middle nuts on top.!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2011
Loved it! Great dessert...hit the spot. Super easy to modify for those of you who want to go light on the sweet stuff. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
I had no problem with the amount of Triple Sec. I used whole milk instead of cream and I added the powdered sugar. Loved it and so did my dinner guests. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2017
I made this to use up some frozen bananas some strawberries and some oranges. Made the chocolate sauce without the orange liquor. I didn't have any on hand and since several people made remarks it was too much alcohol. I substituted the juice of an orange and orange zest. Used chocolate milk instead of cream. Cooked it a little longer to get a good consistency. I fried the bananas quartered the oranges that I had "peeled" with knife and some sliced strawberries. Placed the fruit on a platter and dribbled chocolate over it all. Even without the alcohol it still had that flavor. I'm not sure where that flavor came from. I forgot the vanilla so it wasn't from that. It was a great way to use up the fruit and it was a light dessert after a big dinner. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2015
Way to over powering with the alcohol ended up putting them in crepes and adding a strawberry fruit dip and a lil whipped cream Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2020
This was a super yummy dessert! I made it for my grandparents' 55th anniversary and they loved it! The chocolate sauce and almonds just add to the deliciousness of the bananas, which makes for a wonderful treat! The only issue I had was flipping the bananas which become very fragile when they have been fried, so a bunch of the broke in half when I was flipping them. But nonetheless, still great! Read More