Banana Split Crumble
Does that title make any sense?
It’s a banana split smooshed together with a fruit crumble. I’ve done the fruit crumble thing before with these peach crumble bars and those bars are kinda like these dough peach pie bars. Fruit crumbles and cobblers are one of my favorite thing…so I’m doing it again. This time with bananas. Mainly because another dessert favorite is banana pudding. So this dessert seems like the best of both worlds (i.e. the banana pudding world and the fruit crumble world).
Just to be clear.
The banana split part = the banana, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, cherry & sprinkles.
The fruit crumble part = walnut-oat crumble topping.
This walnut-oat crumble is very yum. You could just make that part of the dessert and roll it into smaller balls for a very pop-able, easy treat for when you’re feeling snacky. I’m a very snacky person. I’d say I eat a minimum of 3 snacks everyday.
In my head, fruit crumbles and crisps and cobblers SCREAM, “SUMMER.” Another one of my favorite things about summer is that Extreme Weight Loss with Chris Powell comes back on. Gah. Love that show. I almost get as excited about it as I did about The OC growing up. Oh Seth Cohen and Ryan Atwood.
So crumbles. It’s fruit topped with a doughy granola topping. And because this is a banana split crumble thing, it’s also topped with whipped cream. I went the real whipped cream route. No greek yogurt today. But you could do a greek yogurt topping. Or a coconut whipped cream topping. That’s fine.
If you don’t like bananas, feel free to use ANY fruit. Raspberries, peaches, blackberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple. If you use apples you’d need to pre-bake them to soften them, but those would work too.
What are you planning to bake this summer? Tell me your ways.
Banana Split Crumble
A sundae smooshed together with a fruit crumble.
Yield: serves 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
4 large ripe bananas, cut into 1/2" slices
1 1/2 cup oat flour, spooned into measuring cup
1 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons applesauce
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 pint heavy whipping cream, cold
6 fresh cherries
Place a large metal bowl in the freezer, you'll use this later for your whipped cream. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a baking dish. It should be large enough of a dish to allow the bananas to cover the bottom of the dish in a single layer.
First make your crumble. In a bowl, combine oat flour, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add in applesauce and melted coconut oil and combine until a sand-like dough forms. Then place bananas in a single layer in the dish and top with walnut-oat topping. Bake for 24 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, make your toppings. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave in 20-second increments until melted and smooth. Set aside. Remove the metal bowl from the freezer and pour in heavy whipping cream. Use an electric hand mixer to whip until fluffy.
To serve, scoop some banana crumble onto a plate and top with a chocolate sauce drizzle, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. BOOM sundae(ish).
You don't have to use bananas, feel free to use any fruit.
inspired by this brilliance by Bakers Royale
there’s a piece of fuzz on the cherry in the first picture and it’s SO ANNOYING. pretend it’s not there. i don’t wanna edit it.