This banana split recipe is so good. You’ll start by caramelizing bananas in a nonstick skillet, which allows them to develop a delicious, sugary crust without using any fat. The result is a golden-brown slice of heaven, all topped off with vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of salty-sweet caramel corn. Want to take it to another level? A few flakes of fancy sea salt, or mix up the ice cream flavors. You could double down on the caramel situation with dulce de leche or go with dark chocolate. For a dinner party, serve the bananas, ice cream, and caramel corn family style and let everyone build their own sundaes.

Dawn Perry


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Spread sugar on a plate. Dip cut sides of bananas into sugar, pressing to help it adhere. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high. Working in 2 batches, add bananas to skillet, sugar side down, and cook, undisturbed, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer, cut side up, to plates.

  • Serve topped with ice cream and caramel corn.