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Fruit Banana Split

Fruit Banana Split

This Paleo adaptation of a banana split adds some interest and fun to a plate of fruit for dessert, and it’s easy to tweak so it’s exactly to your tastes. Customize the base recipe with any kind of fruit and nuts you like: you could go with berries or pick another fruit and just cut it to the right size. The same goes for the nuts; pick your favorite mix and don’t be afraid to experiment (for convenience, you can often find slivered or chopped nuts in the baking aisle).

All laid out on a plate with the sauce thing everything together, it looks pretty fancy, but this is actually one treat that’s easy to pull together – without any Paleo baking to do, the actual work is done in just a few minutes. It’s nice for the days when you don’t want to spend a lot of time and energy on dessert, or if you just don’t feel well eating a lot of nuts.

This recipe is also very convenient if you can’t eat chocolate or just happen not to like it that much: a sweet fruity sauce drizzled over the top gives you a topping without the more traditional chocolate sauce. For an AIP-friendly or just a nut-free version, you could also replace the roasted nuts with toasted coconut flakes. Try it out however you like it, and enjoy a sweet dessert to share with someone special.

Fruit Banana Split Recipe

Servings SERVES: 2Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 5 min.


Protein: 6g / %

Carbs: 93g / %

Fat: 10g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ cup nuts of your choice, roasted and chopped
  • Fresh fruits, sliced

Ingredients for the strawberry and blueberry sauce

  • ½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup water
Banana split preparation


  1. Combine the honey and water in a saucepan placed over a medium heat.
  2. Stir in the blueberries and strawberries and stir until well mixed.
  3. Bring to a boil; then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the sauce in a food processor, and pulse until smooth.
  5. Arrange each sliced banana on a plate and top with fresh fruits of your choice.
  6. Drizzle the blueberry and strawberry sauce all over the banana, and sprinkle with roasted nuts.
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