What goes better together than bananas and peanut butter? That same combination — with the add-ons of chocolate-hazelnut spread and vanilla yogurt! This healthy sweet treat is a cinch to make ahead, and store in the freezer.
Break these out when the family settles in for movie night at home — or grab and go in the morning as a fast breakfast! This guilt-free indulgence is just 118 calories per serving, with 16 g carbohydrates, zero cholesterol, 6 g fat (3 saturated), 2 g fiber, 33 g sodium, and 10 g sugar, plus 220 mg potassium.
(Serves 10; two banana bites each)
3 large bananas
1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
1/4 cup natural* (or regular) peanut butter
1/4 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice bananas into bite-sized chunks. In a small bowl, stir together chocolate-hazelnut spread, peanut butter, and yogurt. Spread a dollop of the mixture on a banana slice, and top with another banana slice to form a banana sandwich. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bananas. Freeze banana bites for two hours. Transfer to an airtight container, and store in the freezer.
*Natural peanut butter is the better choice, as it will have less (or no) sugar added, compared to regular peanut butter. (Substituting ingredients will alter nutritional values.)
Recipe adapted from www.eatright.org