Broiled Bananas

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Here at BenGreenfieldFitness, we're all about quick and convenient recipes that fulfill those small appetite cravings. Sure, we could give you expansive recipes that keep you in the kitchen for an hour or two, but that's just not convenient in the summer! So this week's featured dessert/snack recipe is fast, simple, low in calories, and incredibly tasty on a summer evening.

Turn on your broiler. While it heats, cut a banana or two in half lengthwise. Arrange in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle very lightly with brown sugar. Optionally, you can dot just a bit of butter or a small drizzle of olive oil on each slice. Place the dish with the bananas just a few inches under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes (brown sugar will bubble, bananas will begin to glaze). Serve with a tablespoon of cold yogurt, and most importantly, a pineapple, mango, or papaya slice. Each half-banana slice, with yogurt and extra fruit, will be around 100 calories.

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  1. Jessi says:

    Okay, I got crazy and tried this. It was really, really good. I had fat free vanilla yogurt with it and a slice of pineapple. YUM! Have you tried this pineapple slicer yet? I’m obsessed…
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    Another one of my favorite treats this summer has been grilled pineapple. I just sear 2 inch slices (skin removed) and grill 5 min. on each side. SO GOOD as a side dish or sweet treat!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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