Chocolate & Macadamia Baked Bananas

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is as easy a recipe as I’ve seen anywhere and SO delicious: just have a glance at the ingredients and the instructions. Do recipes come any easier than this? This is Todd Cameron’s recipe and it appeared in the October issue of the Australian magazine ‘Delicious’. Todd is the chef at the Gaia Retreat & Spa near Byron Bay. How do I explain Byron Bay to non-Australians? Well the name of the retreat should give you some idea. Byron Bay, situated on the New South Wales coastline, on the Pacific Ocean, has long been the retreat of hippies – or aging hippies – and in more recent years properties there have been much sought after by Australian actors, such as Russell Crowe and Paul Hogan. So although Byron Bay still has New Age leanings, it has also become the stomping ground of the rich and famous. That said, this recipe with its three ingredients and no chopping or grating, whisking or kneading, couldn’t be simpler. Or quicker!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Leaving the skin on, cut along the inside curve of each banana, without cutting all the way through. Open the bananas out a little and fill them with chocolate and macadamias.
  3. Place the bananas on a baking sheet for 10 minutes or until they are heated through and the chocolate is melted.
  4. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Thumbs up in my house!

Anacat January 26, 2013

Wow! These were so simple yet so decadent tasting! I topped each one with a tiny scoop of maple ice cream. I will definitely be making this many times over. (Only I will be skipping the ice order to make it healthier) Made and reviewed for the Best of 2009 Tag Game. Thanks MarraMamba for posting bluemoon downunder's recipe in your game book.

Chef Buggsy Mate February 02, 2010

These were fantastic, i will eat them instead of less healthy brownies from now on :)

MarraMamba September 06, 2009

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