Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Friday: Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas

My oldest has developed his mommy's bad habit of wanting something sweet after dinner every night. Since I'm trying to lose weight, I'm constantly looking for things that will satisfy this sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. I found this recipe in the current issue (Feb/March 2010) of Healthy Cooking Magazine. This is a delicious way to add fruit to my diet and still feel like I'm eating something unhealthy.

Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas
Serves 4

3 large bananas, sliced
3 tsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup reduced-fat vanilla ice cream

1. Place bananas in a small microwave-safe bowl. Top with brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon; dot with butter.

2. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is melted, stirring once. Spoon banana mixture into bowls; top with ice cream. Serve immediately.

1/2 cup mixture with 1/4 cup ice cream equals 211 calories, 5 g fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 42 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein


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