Saturday, January 7, 2012

Low-Fat Oven Baked Stuffed Bananas

This is a recipe that I have always enjoyed making. There are only a few, easy steps to create these unique, kid friendly, low fat bananas.  Not only are these bananas delicious, but there's nothing like the amazing smell that is released when you open up the aluminum foil you bake the bananas in. It always reminds me of Mimi's house (one of my grandmothers) and her banana pudding! However, this is a great low-fat substitute if you are watching your weight!

Happy Baking!

Oven Baked Stuffed Bananas
Oven-Baked Stuffed Bananas
Hungry Girl

2 T mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 sheet (4 crackers) low-fat honey graham crackers, crushed
 4 small banana, unpeeled, ripe, yet slightly firm
1/4 cup mini marshmallows
fat free redo-whip or cool whip (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Mix chocolate chips with graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Set aside.
Cut a slit long and a small one at top and bottom.
3.  Cut a 3/4 inch deep slit lengthwise in each banana from top to bottom. Then cut two small slits width wise at the top and bottom of each banana.  

Stuff the bananas!

4.  Carefully pry bananas open slightly and fill each with 1/4  of the chocolate crumb mixture.  Evenly distribute the marshmallows among the bananas, pressing them into the openings.
5.  Thoroughly wrap each banana in foil that has been lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Make sure it is closed tightly so that the filling doesn't escape.  Place bananas on baking sheet.

7.  Serve immediately either in the peel or scooped out into a bowl. Top with fat free cool whip (optional).

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