So since Dominic and I have a certain big day coming up, the pressure is on to look as
skinny fit and healthy as possible. And I won’t lie, we have been TOTAL slackers. But the forty something (44 to be exact) countdown keeps staring us both in the face and we are absolutely not where we want to be.
Going on a diet is hard for us, for anyone, really. We like to eat (I mean, who doesn’t?) and we love dessert. Especially me. I have the biggest sweet tooth in the whole world. It’s bad.
We’ve been working out (more on that next week!) and trying to eat as well as possible, and let me tell you, it has been ROUGH not having a little something sweet every night…..
Dominic was off Monday night. We ate dinner, cleaned the house, hung out with Olivia, put her to bed, took showers and then he went to get a movie (Identity Theft– hilarious.).
Well. I had a huge craving for something sweet. And I have seen this recipe floating around Pinterest a lot. And it looked so good. And even better than that– SO easy.
I love easy.
There’s a restaurant around here called Paisans, and they make the BEST fried bananas I have ever had. Seriously, they are sin.ful. They are deep fried, served warm, with a side of ice cream and the whole thing is drizzled with chocolate syrup. Oh my, I would kill for that right now.
But see this, this is the best part of this post. That Pinterest recipe I spoke of? I made it.
And it’s healthy.
And it’s good.
In fact, it’s right up there with Paisans’ Crazy Bananas….of course everything is better fried, I won’t take that away from them. But these babies are definitely second best.
And did I mention that they were healthy? A healthy dessert, ya’ll. I just can’t. I’m probably gonna have to go make these after I finish this post.
(by the way, total disclaimer: I never said that I was a food photographer………and also, some of these pictures were taken by my friend, Daniel because he came over Tuesday night and I made it for him!)
So here’s what you’re gonna need:
1 Tbsp Honey
1/2 Tbsp of water
1. You’re gonna spray the bottom of your pan with Pam. I’ve seen this recipe done with coconut oil spray, but I didn’t have any and Pam is also zero calories…so there you go.
2. Cut the bananas into slices….I always seem to make mine too thin, but the thicker you make them, the more likely you are to not turn this dish into complete mush (as you see in my pictures)
3. Line the pan with as many banana slices as possible and let them stay there on medium to high heat for 1-2 minutes.
4. While you wait for the bananas to brown, mix your honey and water together in a separate bowl until the honey is thin.
5. Once the other side of the banana is browned, flip all of them over, lower your heat (or turn it off all together) and pour the honey mixture over the bananas.
6. It’ll start to bubble, give it a few seconds in the pan, and then pour your dessert into a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Banana- 100 calories
Honey- 60 calories
Cinnamon (1Tbsp)- 18 calories
178 calories for this delicious dessert, and if you’re feeling kinda wild, go ahead and add some french vanilla ice cream. I don’t think you even have to ask if I did or not (I totally did.)
What’s even better is that it doesn’t have to just be ice cream. It can go with tons of things. A whole wheat waffle, some pancakes, on top of your morning yogurt….the possibilities are endless.
It is the easiest, most delicious, skinny dessert I’ve ever made. And you are definitely going to say the same after you make it.
Which should be right now.
Go on, go ahead and make this.
And then try to tell me how much you just hate this dessert.
(you won’t be able to.)
Skinny “Fried” Bananas, you guys.
You can thank me later.
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P.P.S. I am not claiming this dessert as my own, there are just too many versions of this recipe on Pinterest to credit just one source!