This Raw Banana Split slice is inspired by my favourite childhood desserts. My dad used to make the most amazing banana splits growing up. He’d slice them in half and stuff chocolate in the middle, wrap them up in tinfoil and place them on the BBQ. After a few minutes the chocolate would melt into the bananas and then we’d top them with vanilla ice cream…
Banana in anything has always been my go too. Banana Bliss Balls, Banana Loaf, Banana Smoothies. It’s pretty much my go to fruit. This could almost be one of my favourite slices I’ve ever made. Now I know I say that with pretty much every new raw slice – but boy oh boy this is one good tasting raw treat!
I love to keep these in the freezer because it tastes almost like an ice cream sandwich but you could definitely keep them in the fridge. They melt pretty quickly so just be sure they’re kept somewhere cool.
Some other slice recipes to keep your sweet tooth happy…
Raw Banana Split
Minutes: 60 + Freezing Time
For the base
2 cups almond meal
8 medjool dates, soaked
1 cup buckwheat
1/3 cup cacao nibs
For the middle layer
1 cup cashews, soaked
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut cream (around 270ml)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
For the topping
100g dark chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
Before starting be sure to soak your dates and cashews in boiling water. (The cashews for around 20 minutes and the dates for 2-5 minutes until soft)
To make the base add the almond meal, dates, banana, buckwheat and cacao nibs to a food processor and blend until combined (the mixture should be a little sticky) Tip the mixture into a lined slice tin and place in the freezer while you make the middle layer.
To make the next layer add the cashews, bananas, maple syrup, coconut cream and coconut oil to a food processor and blend until smooth and combined. Pour this mixture on top of the base layer and place back into the freezer.
To make the top layer melt your chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl over a saucepan with boiling water. Spread the melted chocolate on the top of the slice and place in the freezer to set for at least 2 hours.
Have fun and enjoy