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Caramelized Banana Butterscotch Parfait

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There’s something incredibly satisfying about a dessert that combines layers of creamy sweetness and delightful crunch, which is exactly what you get with our Caramelized Banana Butterscotch Parfait. This recipe is perfect for those moments when you want a dessert that’s easy to make, utterly delicious, and satisfies your sweet tooth like no other. Whether you’re preparing a special treat for yourself or impressing friends and family, this parfait is the way to go.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE CARAMELIZED BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH PARFAIT

  • Simple Pleasures: This dessert is a delightful combination of simple ingredients that come together to create a symphony of flavors. From the creamy butterscotch pastry cream to the sweet caramelized bananas and the satisfying crunch of granola, it’s a treat for your taste buds.
  • Homemade Goodness: Making this parfait from scratch gives you the opportunity to enjoy the satisfaction of creating a restaurant-quality dessert right in your kitchen. It’s a great way to impress your loved ones or treat yourself to something special.
  • Sweet and Satisfying: There’s no denying that the sweet butterscotch, caramelized bananas, and crispy granola combine to create a dessert that’s both sweet and satisfying.
  • Perfect for All Occasions: Whether you’re looking for a weeknight dessert to enjoy with your family or a delightful treat to serve at a dinner party, this parfait fits the bill. Its elegant presentation and delightful flavors make it a versatile dessert for any occasion.
  • Chill Time for Flavor: Allowing the butterscotch pastry cream to chill in the fridge enhances the flavors, giving you a more complex and rich taste.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE CARAMELIZED BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH PARFAIT

For Butterscotch Pastry Cream

  • Milk
  • Egg yolks
  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Cornstarch

For Caramelized Banana Topping

  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Brown sugar

For Parfait Assembly

  • Granola of your choice

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CARAMELIZED BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH PARFAIT

  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cups/spoons
  • Sauté pan

HOW TO MAKE CARAMELIZED BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH PARFAIT

Butterscotch Pastry Cream

  1. Start by bringing milk and vanilla to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix egg yolks, egg, sugar, salt, and cornstarch.
  3. Reduce the heat to low after the milk boils. Whisk a spoonful of milk into the egg mixture to temper it, then gradually add the egg mixture to the milk pot. Whisk until thickened.
  4. Pour the pastry cream into a bowl, cover, and chill it in the fridge.

Caramelized Banana Topping

  1. In a sauté pan over medium/low heat, combine butter, water, and brown sugar. Cook until bubbly and thickened.
  2. Add sliced bananas and gently toss until they turn golden brown.

Parfait Assembly

  1. Assemble the parfait in layers: granola base, butterscotch pastry cream, caramelized bananas.
  2. Repeat the layers to create a delightful and visually appealing dessert.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a dairy-free version of this butterscotch pastry cream?

Yes, you can substitute dairy-free milk (such as almond, soy, or coconut milk) and use dairy-free butter and egg alternatives to create a vegan version of this dessert.

Can I prepare the butterscotch pastry cream in advance and store it?

Certainly! You can make the butterscotch pastry cream ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to assemble your parfait. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container.

Do I have to use granola for the base, or can I try something else?

Granola is a classic choice for the base, but you can get creative and use crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, or even a layer of cake crumbs to add a different texture to your parfait.

How long can I chill the parfait before serving?

We recommend chilling the parfait for at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together. However, if you prefer a firmer texture, you can chill it for a bit longer.

Caramelized Banana Butterscotch Parfait

Enjoy this decadent Caramelized Banana Butterscotch Parfait and savor the rich flavors of this goodness.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelized Banana Butterscotch Parfait
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 945kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Sauté pan
  • saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

Butterscotch Pastry Cream

  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch

Caramelized Banana Topping

  • 3 bananas sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Parfait Assembly

  • 2 cups of Granola of your choice

Instructions

Butterscotch Pastry Cream

  • In a saucepan, bring milk and vanilla to a boil over medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, mix egg yolks, egg, sugar, salt, and cornstarch.
  • Reduce heat to low after milk boils. Whisk a spoonful of milk into the egg mixture to temper it, then gradually add the egg mixture to the milk pot. Whisk until thickened.
  • Pour the pastry cream into a bowl, cover, and chill in the fridge.

Caramelized Banana Topping

  • In a sauté pan over medium/low heat, combine butter, water, and brown sugar. Cook until bubbly and thickened.
  • Add sliced bananas and gently toss until golden brown.

Parfait Assembly

  • Assemble the parfait in layers: granola base, butterscotch pastry cream, caramelized bananas.
  • Repeat the layers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1parfait | Calories: 945kcal | Carbohydrates: 156g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 110g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 4mg
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That’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy a delicious Caramelized Banana Butterscotch Parfait that’s perfect for any occasion. The combination of rich butterscotch, caramelized bananas, and crunchy granola makes this dessert a delightful treat that’s sure to impress.

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