Grilled Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Boats with Dark Chocolate and Pecans

Grilled Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Boats with Dark Chocolate and Pecans

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Grilled banana boats are fun for any age! These are topped with cinnamon-sugar, dark chocolate, and toasted pecans.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ripe, yet firm, bananas
  • ¼ cup finely chopped dark chocolate (60% cocoa)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, leaving peels intact.
  2. For a gas or charcoal grill, grill bananas, cut sides down, on oiled rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden grill marks form. Turn and sprinkle cut sides with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cover and grill about 5 minutes or until the peels begin to pull away from the bananas. Transfer to plates and sprinkle with chocolate and pecans. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before serving.
  • Tip: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 banana half with toppings
  • Per serving: 116 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 43 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 257 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate

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