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“Cocoa-Nut” Bananas

February/March 2005, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006), The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.



READER'S COMMENT:
"The coconut in the picture doesn't look toasted, but it looks yummy none the less! To Vicki Stoeckel, MN., I hope the scoop of ice cream was sugar free, because it kind of defeated the purpose otherwise... :) "
“Cocoa-Nut” Bananas Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons toasted unsweetened coconut
  • 2 small bananas, sliced on the bias

Preparation

  1. Place cocoa and coconut on separate plates. Roll each banana slice in the cocoa, shake off the excess, then dip in the coconut.

Nutrition

Per serving: 80 calories; 1 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit


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