Hold onto your spoons, guys, because this Vegan Banana Split is extremely yummy -- it will knock your socks off. One of my favorite healthy vegan desserts.
This whimsical tasty dessert contains no ice cream, just the extras that make the banana split so tasty. Super yummy. It tastes like you have roasted your marshmallows over a campfire. Totally delish. You will surely faint from ecstacy.
This treat is perfect not only for Vegans, but for those who are trying to avoid dairy (such as those who are lactose intolerant or those who are shunning cholesterol) -- well, to be honest, it's perfect for anyone and everyone. YES, IT'S THAT GOOD!
From the time you go into your kitchen until the time you're shoveling this divine Banana Split into your pie hole takes less than 10 minutes.
One ingredient you'll need is vegan marshmallows. You may or may not be aware that traditional marshmallows contain gelatin, which is an animal product (more specifically, horse hooves!).
If, like me, you prefer NOT to put horse hooves into your mouth, you'll need to buy some vegan marshmallows. You can find them on the shelves of some natural food stores. Otherwise, find them online.
Vegan Banana Split
1 ripe banana
1/8 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips
Several small vegan marshmallow (or 1 large)
1/8 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Rinse and dry banana. Using a small paring knife, slice the top panel of the banana peel away to form a long rectangular opening. Discard this banana peel slice. Using the paring knife, cut the banana from the top to the bottom, right down the middle (be sure to cut only the actual banana and not the peel on the opposite side).
Step 3: Open the banana pocket as far as you can so you can stuff your yummy ingredients inside. I have found the best way to do this is to insert your thumb into the top of this opening and run your thumb all the way down the crack. It should cause a nice clean opening for you to work with.
Step 4: Line the banana pocket with the chocolate chips. Place individual marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips (or if using one large marshmallow, tear it into small pieces). Cover with finely chopped hazelnuts. Place banana split on a cookie sheet and place in oven for 5 minutes, or until nuts and marshmallow begin to brown. Or, try grilling it! Serve with a spoon.