Baked Bananas with Chocolate Cream


Baked Bananas with Chocolate Cream

Try these delicious baked bananas paired with a decadent chocolate yoghurt cream tonight as a treat after dinner.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Draining yoghurt: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Special Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Exchanges: 1 low-fat milk, ½ other carb, 2 fruit, 3 fat
Nutrition Profile: High Fibre, Low Sodium
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal
Author: The Cook


  • cups low-fat vanilla yoghurt
  • 4 bananas, cut in half crosswise then lengthwise
  • tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tablespoon lemon juice, or dark rum
  • ¾ tablespoon cold butter, diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tablespoon icing sugar (confectioners sugar)


  • Line a sieve or colander with cheesecloth and set over a bowl, leaving at least ½ inch clearance from the bottom. Spoon in yoghurt. Cover with plastic wrap and let drain in the refrigerator for at least 1½ hours. (See Note 1)
  • About 20 minutes before serving, position rack in top third of oven; preheat to 220°C. (425°F ; Gas Mark 7 -8). Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place bananas, cut sides up, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice (or rum, if using). Dot with butter and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Turn on the griller (broiler); grill for about 2 minutes until the bananas are golden and the sugar is bubbling.
  • Meanwhile beat the cream, cocoa and icing sugar (confectioners' sugar) in a large bowl with an electric mixer, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice, until soft peaks form.
  • Push the cream to one side; add the drained yoghurt and fold into the cream with a rubber spatula until blended.
  • Drizzle the baked bananas with any juices accumulated in the pan and serve with a dollop of the chocolate cream.


  • The yoghurt can be drained overnight.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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