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Duff Goldman’s Banana Split Recipe

Chef Duff Goldman knows desserts, and his banana split with Mini Banana Bread Waffles and fried bananas is about as good as it gets. Have fun trying the different ice cream flavors and toppings, but don’t skip on the waffles and fried bananas. They really make this the ultimate sweet treat.   

Banana Split
Serves 3 to 4 


For the fried bananas:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 not-too-ripe bananas, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
1/4 cup dark rum
Splash orange liqueur, like Cointreau

For the banana split:
Banana Bread Mini Waffles LINK TO RECIPE
3 scoops ice cream

For the toppings:
Butterscotch sauce
Strawberry sauce
Chocolate sauce
Whipped cream in a can and/or freshly whipped cream
Gummy bears
Swedish fish
Peanut butter pretzels
Cake pieces
Luxardo cherries
Toasted pecans
Walnuts in syrup


1. Make the fried bananas: In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar and stir to combine. Once dissolved, add bananas and stir to coat. Cook until beginning to brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add cinnamon and salt.

2. Carefully add dark rum – you may want to do this off the heat – and carefully flambé, gently swirling the pan to ignite the rum. Once the alcohol burns off, add the orange liqueur and swirl to coat the bananas. Let cook another minute and then remove from heat. Serve immediately with sauce.

3. Make the banana split: In a banana boat, place a mini banana bread waffle. Top with ice cream, fried bananas, and a variety of toppings. Finish with another banana bread waffle on the side. 

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