What do you get when you cross a banana cream pie with toffee and coffee flavors? Our delicious Banoffee Parfait!
What is Banoffee?
Banoffee is a combination of the words “banana” and “toffee” – and you’ll find those ingredients most often combined together in a pie with a shortbread crust, coffee-flavored whipped cream, and chocolate on top.
According to Wikipedia, its origins trace back to 1970s England and The Hungry Monk Restaurant, in Jevington, East Sussex. The owner and chef were attempting to improve on a coffee toffee pie – and once they added bananas to the mix – it became an instant customer favorite dessert.
Today, banoffee pies are a favorite dessert all around the world – and we recreated it as an easy to assemble parfait with all of the same delicious flavors!
Why you’ll love Banoffee Parfait
The combination of flavors – Oreo cookies, toffee, banana, espresso – all go wonderfully together! Plus chocolate shavings on top add the perfect finishing touch.
The creamy whipped cream layers perfectly balance the sweet of the parfait.
You can make these parfaits in tall glasses as we did or use shorter glasses for smaller portions.
Key ingredients and Substitutions
Oreo cookies crumbs – Buy Oreo cookies cookies and crush them along with brown sugar and butter. is a great choice and found at most supermarkets in the cookie aisle.
. Note that this is NOT the same as the soft jarred caramel you might spoon over ice cream. Dulce de leche is thicker and sweeter.
Whipped cream – Buy heavy whipping cream and make your own whipped cream for this recipe. You’ll sweeten it with powdered sugar, and add flavor with espresso power (instant coffee can be used in a pinch) and vanilla extract.
Bananas – Chose ripe firm bananas that you can easily peel and slice.
Chocolate – Buy a thick chocolate bar that you can shave with a sharp knife.
- 1 package of Oreo cookies (12 cookies)
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of whipped cream
- 1/2 cup of dulce de leche
- 1/2 cup of crushed toffee bits
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
. Crush the Oreo cookies in a zip-lock bag until finely ground.
. In a separate bowl, mix the crushed Oreos with melted butter to create a crust.
. Press the Oreo crust into the bottom of serving glasses.
. Slice the ripe bananas and layer them over the Oreo crust.
. Drizzle a generous spoonful of dulce de leche over the banana layer.
. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the caramel.. Sprinkle crushed toffee bits over the whipped cream layer.
. Repeat the layers until your glass is filled.
. Finish with a final drizzle of dulce de leche and a sprinkle of crushed toffee bits.
. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Enjoy your indulgent Oreo Banoffee Parfait!