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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Banana parfait - Healthy low fat dessert

This is a recipe which I created by combining ideas from 2 recipes - Banana flambe and Parfait. It is a healthy, guilt- free dessert. So enjoy :-)

Serves - 2


1. Ripe banana - 1 no
2. Sugar - 2 tbsp
3. Butter - 1/2 tsp (optional)
4. Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
5. Granola - 5 tbsp
6. Honey - 2 tsp
7. Greek yogurt or Thick normal yogurt - 6 tbsp


1. Peel and slit the bananas lengthwise and then into halves. You should have 4 pieces totally.
2. Heat a pan with butter. Add the sugar, give a quick mix and allow it to start caramelize. You can add few drops of water.
3. Add the banana slices in the caramel. Sprinkle cinnamon powder. After 2 mins flip the bananas. Make sure you don't mash them. Once it gets coated with the caramel and softens, remove it from the stove.
4. Take a serving cup. Add 2 slices of the cooked banana on the bottom. Then add a layer of granola. Then a layer of yogurt and drizzle honey on top. Can decorate with a cherry on top and serve.

Note: Parfait is usually made with fresh fruits. My husband and I usually have parfait with fresh banana slices (Not sauteed) when we have cravings for dessert at nights. I wondered how caramelized banana will taste. It was really good with yogurt. You can add more richness to this dessert by substituting ice-cream for yogurt. Kids will love that :)