3-Minute Gooey Chocolate Banana Dessert

3-Minute Gooey Chocolate Banana Dessert

This is my first dessert post! As much as I’d like to think I have a mild-mannered sweet tooth, truth be told, I have a secret obsession with this recipe, and this one, and this one.

This is one of those recipes I never actually plan to make, it just kind of happens. Usually after making myself a delicious dinner of something like, say, chicken piccata I find myself craving a “real” dessert. And if you’re like me and usually have a rotten banana on the counter, some butter and chocolate chips in the freezer, and some honey in the pantry, you are good to go on this deeelicious dessert.

How this dessert is healthy: While this dessert does taste spectacular served over vanilla ice cream, non-fat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt is a wonderful substitute. When the warm banana melts the yogurt, it will become creamy and be just as delicious as ice cream but more satisfying with no guilt. One serving of yogurt is 2/3 cup or 6 ounces, which you’ll be surprised to see is quite a lot. If you choose to share your serving with someone lucky, you’ll both be eating 1/2 serving of protein. If you use a normal sized banana (nothing massive….that could elicit some questionable jokes anyway) then you will be eating 2 servings of fruit (3 is the recommend daily intake.) The chocolate is an optional add-on. For me, chocolate is always a necessity. I opt for dark chocolate; the darker the healthier.

Makes 1 Serving

  • 1 teaspoon butter –  about $2 for a pound of butter (keep it in the freezer for prolonged use)
  • 1 banana (ripe or rotten is fine) –  about .30 cents
  • 1 teaspoon honey –  about $2.50 for a 12 once jar
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips –  about $3 for a 12 ounce/ 1 1.2 cup bag
  • 2/3 cup non-fat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt –  about $2 for a single serving container (buying larger containers saves $)

Approximate cost: $3

Approximate cooking time: 3 minutes

DISCLAIMER: This recipe photographed horrendously. The ooey gooey deliciousness came out more, well, pooey ewwy. I promise yours will look much better in real life.

Place a small skillet over medium high heat. When burner begins to heat up, add 1 teaspoon butter.

Melt the butter

Melt the butter

Slice banana directly into the pan.

Slice banana directly into pan (Photo cred compliments of Lizzy Swartz)

Slice banana directly into pan (Photo cred compliments of Lizzy Swartz)

Drizzle one teaspoon of honey onto bananas and stir.

Drizzle one teaspoon of honey onto bananas and stir.

Drizzle one teaspoon of honey onto bananas and stir.

Let the bananas get nice and mushy. The honey may begin to caramelize a bit on the pan. To prevent sticking, keep stirring. Add chocolate chips, if desired.

Add chocolate chips

Add chocolate chips

Let the chocolate chips melt. Serve over yogurt! (I warned you, these pics are not great….)

Final product

Final product

Happy Friday!

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