Hot toffee vegan banana parcels

We had a fantastic barbecue the other day in the glorious summery weather and to finish off I baked these banana parcels on the embers, mainly because as with many barbecues it was a bit of a last-minute effort and I had a bunch of over-ripe bananas attracting flies in the kitchen. I'm pleased to say the result was delicious and the mix of flavours is superb. You can also do them in the oven, so don't worry if a barbecue is not in the offing!

Serves 4

4 ripe bananas
4 tsp soft brown sugar
4 tsp dairy-free margarine (eg Pure)
120ml orange juice

First get yourself four square pieces of foil, about 30cm x 30cm. On each piece place a banana (cut into four or five pieces), a teaspoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon of dairy-free margarine. Bring the front and back of the foil up to meet in the middle and then fold the foil to secure. Fold the sides too – but before you seal everything up, add roughly two tablespoons of orange juice to each parcel.
Bake for about 10 minutes on the barbecue, or for about 15 minutes in a 200C oven on a baking tray. Take care when opening the parcels as the steam is very hot.

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