May 13, 2010

Banana - Rama

Hold on tight for a wild ride...this post I'm not only giving you one Hungry Girl Recipe Review...but TWO!! I know it's crazy two recipes in one post!! But both of these recipes have the main ingredient in common and this delicious ingredient is you may ask.....

BANANA'S!!! Yummy in your tummy Bananas!! Can you tell I'm a big fan LOL...I love the smell and the taste and there is nothing better than some warm Banana Bread! So what did I make??

Hungry Girl's Top Banana Bread! Yes it is from the 200 Under 200 cookbook!

You need: Whole Wheat Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Splenda, Bananas, Fat Free Liquid Egg Substitute, No Sugar Added Applesauce, Baking Powder, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, and Salt!

Mix up your "wet"ingredients.
Mix your "dry" ingredients!

Blend together!

And then pour this amazing batter into a 9inch by 5inch loaf pan!

Bake for 50-60 minutes (depending on your oven) in a 350 degree preheated oven! Then prepare to enjoy your house filling up with a Banana Aroma!

Gosh doesn't that look so good??

Unfortunately I was so DISAPPOINTED! I prefer my loaves to be a little bit on the drier side, well maybe I should say not super moist. I prefer a nice middle area between dry and moist. This my friends was way too moist. As with most healthier recipes from Hungry Girl these type of alternatives tend to be on the moist side...Perhaps it's not Hungry Girl's fault, maybe I should have baked it longer...I'm not sure that I'll try it again. I love the original fat filled Banana Bread that I think I'll sacrifice for it since it's not something I eat everyday...If you wanna try this recipe feel free, but you've been warned it's on the moist side....Here is the recipe! My final grade: C-
Oh wait don't go yet :-) Here is the second Banana Filled recipe and I'm happy to say this one turned out better than the above.

I made the PB-Nana Poppers! I know it's a fun recipe name right? And it's simple!
You need: 1 Medium-Large Banana, 2 tablespoons Cool Whip Free, thawed, 1 Tablespoon Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, room temperature!

Yes that is a HUGE container of fat-free whipped topping but this book calls for it so often I couldn't keep filling my freezer up with the smaller containers :-)

First you will slice your banana into 20 circular pieces, as shown below!

Then set 10 aside. Mix together the whipped topping and peanut butter. Make sure to mix it well. You want it smooth and easy to spoon out. Then divide the mix evenly on top of the 10 pieces of banana!

Then take your other 10 pieces of Banana and put on top of the mixture to make a cute little banana sandwich! Then pop into the freezer or...

You can NOT put them in the freezer! I wish I hadn't. These were TOO COLD to eat! I know weird right...but I can tell they are an A+++ WINNER!!

Next time I make these I'm going to use a cold banana or slip them into the fridge for 20 minutes. The filling was the perfect mix with the banana! I think it's a great little snack! You must try these if you like banana's and if you like peanut butter!!

No link to the recipe as she has not posted this one yet that I could find, but if you want the nutritional ingredients here you go: Per serving (5 poppers): 108 calories, 3g fat, 57mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 2.5g protein.

Anyone else a Banana Lover? What's your favorite recipe?


Tracy said...

The second one looks delish.
I have my mom's banana loaf recipe and its the bomb, but not low cal. :)


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