Levi Roots’ Roasted Treacle Toffee Bananas – Grill It With Levi

Cooking bananas on a barbecue is super easy and these looked absolutely delicious when Levi made them at The Big Lunch. You just wrap them in foil, place them on the grill when there’s space, and leave them there, turning once or twice, until you’re ready for pudding.

Enjoy the lovely, gooey sweet brown-sugary centre with some cream or ice cream.

Levi Roots' Roasted Treacle Toffee Bananas

Prepping the bananas

Roasted Treacle Toffee BananasMakes 6

– 50g unsalted butter, softened

– 50g dark muscovado sugar

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 6 bananas

– Clotted cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Cut into each banana through the skin, almost

down to the bottom of the fruit.

Divide the sugary vanilla butter between the bananas, pushing it down into the cut and spreading

it out. Close up the fruit and wrap in a layer of foil. Barbecue, turning occasionally, until the fruit

has softened and the butter and sugar have melted. Allow about 20 minutes, but you can leave

them there for as long as you need to if the fire isn’t too hot. Serve with clotted cream or vanilla

ice cream.

Levi Roots' roasted treacle toffee bananas

Levi and Loughborough Junction resident prepare the roasted treacle toffee bananas

Levi Roots - Grill It With Levi recipe book

Levi’s Five Recipes for a Fiver are based on recipes from Levi Roots‘ new cookbook, Grill It With Levi, published by Ebury Press, price £18.99. 


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