Healthy Banana Desserts

Healthy Banana Dessert Recipes

Bananas area good versatile fruits that can be used as snacks, in smoothies or even desserts. They are a great source of potassium and come with lot of health benefits. You can cook them in various ways and create a variety of banana desserts for family or friends to enjoy, or even just yourself. Here is two banana dessert recipes to get you started with healthy treats.

2 Healthy Desserts With Banana

1) HEALTHY BANANA CARROT BREAD: This is one of the most common healthy desserts with banana. When making this healthy banana dessert, use very ripe bananas so as to improve the natural sweetness of the bread. To make sure that the bread does not become dry, do not over flour.

Yield:  Makes 16 servings | Prep time: 10 Mins | Cook time: 55 Mins+ cooling

Ingredients: 2 cups lightly measured flour | 1 teaspoon baking soda | 1/2 teaspoon salt | 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon | 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg | 1 cup mashed bananas | 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar | 1/2 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil, melted | 1/4 cup sugar-free apple sauce| 2 eggs | 1/2 teaspoon vanilla | 1 cup finely grated carrots

Procedure:  The first step in this healthy banana dessert recipe is to preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of the loaf pan with parchment and grease the bottom and sides with a nonstick cooking spray. Mix the flour together with the baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the bananas, sugar, oil, apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla. The next step of this healthy banana dessert recipe is to mix the wet ingredients together with dry ingredients along with the carrots. Use a rubber spatula to mix these ingredients but do not over mix. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. The final step in this banana dessert recipe is to cool the bread in the pan for about 10 minutes then turn it onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Your healthy dessert with banana is now ready.

2) HEALTHY BANANA PUDDING: This makes an amazing healthy banana dessert that can be used for any occasion even parties. This healthy banana dessert recipe is easy to follow and guarantees you a tasty and somewhat nutritious banana dessert. Here is how to make this banana dessert with a healthy touch.

Yield: Makes 8 servings | Prep time: 30 Mins | Cook time: 50 Mins

Ingredients: 1/3 cup all purpose flour | dash of salt | 2-1/2 cups 1% low fat milk | 1 can fat-free sweetened condensed milk | 2 egg yolks, lightly bitten | 2 teaspoons vanilla extract | 3 cups sliced ripe bananas | 48 reduced fat vanilla wafers | 4 egg whites | 1/4 cup sugar

Procedure: The first thing to do when making this healthy dessert with banana is to preheat the oven to 325 F. You then mix flour and salt in a sauce pan and slowly whisk in the milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the yolks. Cook over medium heat and stir continuously for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat  then whisk in the vanilla. Place three layers of banana slices, 3-1/2 tablespoons pudding, and 3 vanilla wafers in 8 oven-proof glass dishes. Top each glass dish with another 6 layers of banana slices, 3-1/2 tablespoon pudding, and 3 vanilla wafers. The next step in this healthy dessert recipe with bananas is to make the meringue. Beat the egg white until it becomes foamy. Add sugar gradually, one tablespoon at a time while beating continuously until a stiff peak forms and the sugar gets dissolved. To have your complete banana dessert, spread 1/2 cup meringue on each pudding. Bake at 325 F for 15-20 minutes then leave it to cool for 30 minutes. After this doing this, your nutritious dessert with banana is ready to be served.

Try Out More Healthy Banana Desserts

There are quite a lot of simple and healthy banana desserts that you can make. You can also get creative and come up with more advanced dessert recipes with bananas for your beloved ones to try. Give these two healthy banana desserts a go, and you surely won’t be disappointed.

Recipes adapted from: Popsugar | Mel’s Kitchen Cafe | My Recipes