But generally I just eat them plain as a snack. I cut the bananas in slices and lay them out on a plate and put in the freezer. When they're frozen, I break them apart and put into containers. Then I can just grab a few as a creamy snack since they never really freeze rock hard.
I also drop the frozen slices into my oatmeal or even cold cereal. They thaw quickly and add a lot of sweetness.
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops 2007, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved Prep Time: 20 min Inactive Prep Time: 2 hr 0 min Cook Time: 10 min Level: Intermediate Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients 4 medium ripe but firm bananas 8 wooden craft sticks 3 tablespoons finely chopped lightly salted peanuts 6 ounces good quality dark chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa solids), chopped
Directions Peel, then cut each banana in half crosswise and insert a craft stick into each half. Place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until frozen, about 3 hours.
Place the peanuts in a shallow dish or on a plate. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over the lowest possible heat, stirring frequently. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the top pan. Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each frozen banana into the chocolate, turning it to coat, and immediately roll in the peanuts. Place on a tray covered in waxed paper. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper and freeze for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving Calories 190, Total fat 11g, Saturated fat 5g, Monounsaturated fat 0g, Polyunsaturated fat 0g, Protein 33g, Carbohydrates 26g, Fiber 4g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 25mg
Fitness Minutes: (13,693)
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I like using them for smoothies. If the bananas are frozen, you don't need to use ice.
Also, on the rare day that you have tons of calories at the end of the day, it's fun to make a milkshake with them - milk, frozen banana, peanut butter. Around 300 cal, but very delicious.