Monday, August 26, 2013

(a healthier) Banana Split

In honor of Dole’s observance of (a healthier) National Banana Split Day, we went to work in the kitchen to create our own nourishing recipe.

According to Valley Dairy, the original banana split recipe calls for:

“A fresh banana loaded with big scoops of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, topped with chocolate, strawberry and pineapple, finished with clouds of whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry. Just what the doc ordered!”

Our recipe takes a fun and healthy spin on this classic favorite.

The result is a baked banana split, centered on the wholesome goodness of bananas, featuring heart-healthy whole wheat flour, good-for-you plant fats, and satiating protein.  Enjoy this recipe on the last days of August (preferably with those you love) and treat yourself to something that is truly “what the doc ordered!”

Baked Banana Nut Split

1 large banana
2 egg whites
1 ½ cups frozen Greek yogurt
¼ cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutella

1. In a medium bowl, mash the banana.
2. Add egg whites, flour, and milk to the bowl and mix well.
3. Combine walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and Nutella. Add to banana-flour mixture.
4. Fill ramekins with 1/3 mixture. 
5. Place in the oven and let bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Serve with a scoop of frozen yogurt.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories 278
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 97 mg
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 2 g

Protein 8 g

This award-winning recipe was developed by our intern & contributing blogger, Jaime.


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