Vegan BBQ Recipes: Barbecued Banana Split with Creamy Vegan Whip

As soon as we mention the word ‘barbecue’, our mind transports us to the garden in summer, cooking up a meat-feast of burgers and hot dogs. For many vegans and vegetarians, it can be hard to know what to serve at a meat-free BBQ.  


There are plenty of ways to make tweaks to some of your favourite BBQ staples to ensure that your summer gathering is vegan-friendly. Consider cooking up some vegan burgers and sausages in the oven or on a separate grill, as well as preparing a couple of vegan BBQ side dishes. 


Don’t forget about dessert too. We’ve got one of the easiest vegan-friendly BBQ desserts that everyone will love – barbecued banana splits!  


A barbecued banana that’s blackened on the outside, but warm and gooey in the middle, is a delicious summer evening treat. Simply wrap your bananas in foil and pop onto the barbecue to cook. 


Take the edge off the heat and that distinctive chargrilled taste with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate-flavoured vegan whip with added protein. We used our vegan-friendly Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein Powder in Vanilla, which is also available in a tasty Chocolate flavour and Vanilla Chai. Top with dark chocolate shavings that’ll melt in your mouth to create a filling, tasty, plant-based BBQ dessert. 



barbecued banana with whipped cream


Barbecued Banana Splits with Creamy Vegan Whip

Prep Time
1 hour 10 mins
Cook Time
5-10 mins



  1. A few hours before your barbecue, prepare the creamy vegan whip. Remove the lid from the can of coconut cream – you’ll see that it’s separated, with thicker coconut cream towards the top. Place the tin in the fridge and leave it to harden for around 1 hour. 

  2. Scoop the thicker, hardened layer of coconut cream into a large bowl and begin to whisk using an electric hand mixer. 

  3. When the cream begins to turn into a whipped consistency, gradually add the protein powder to add flavour to the cream. 

  4. Pour the flavoured whip into a bowl and leave in the fridge until ready to serve. 

  5. To cook the bananas, wrap each one in foil and place on the grill, turning occasionally until blackened on the outside 

  6. Unwrap the foil from around the banana, slice in half lengthways and fill with a generous spoonful of the vegan cream. 


Check out our vegan hummus recipe for a tasty plant-based BBQ side dish. 


Vegan BBQ Recipes: Vegan Protein Hummus


Vegan BBQ Recipes: Vegan Protein Hummus

Try this delicious vegan BBQ side dish.

2021-05-25 08:37:05By Garden of Life



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