It’s time to wrap up our cinco dias of low-calorie Mexican recipes, so naturally we’ve gotta end it with dessert!
We’ve enjoyed cheesy guacamole, restaurant style salsa, vegetarian 7-layer tostadas, southwestern stuffed mini peppers, and fajita chicken, so now it’s definitely time for some sweets! And since we didn’t break the caloric bank with these dishes, we don’t want ruin it with a high calorie dessert.
These banana “churros” were perfect because you get all the flavoring of a churro without all the calories. What more could you want out of a Mexican themed dessert?
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157 calories per banana
3 SP per banana
I love making fruit based desserts because they’re so naturally sweet already that they don’t need much help to be converted into a dessert. I also love finding new recipes for ripe bananas because I don’t particularly like them at that stage, but I also hate wasting food. I love my skinny blueberry banana muffins, but I like to change it up!
This dish is very similar to roasted plums and peaches, and even simpler to make. All you have to do is heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. I used a cast iron skillet because I knew this dish would get sticky!
Combine 2 Tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon together. Mix well and set aside.
Slice bananas into rounds (I recommend using this Banana Slicer because ain’t no one got time to use a knife) and place them into the skillet.
Allow banana slices to cook for 2 minutes then sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Cook for an additional minute then flip.
Sprinkle on the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture and allow the bananas to cook for another 2 minutes, until soft.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Bananas rolled in cinnamon and sugar then caramelized into a perfectly sweet, low calorie, Mexican themed dessert! Only 157 calories per banana! (3 SP)
- 2 bananas
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Cooking spray
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon together, mix well and set aside.
- Slice bananas into rounds and place into skillet.
- Allow to cook for 2 minutes then sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture and allow to cook for an additional minute.
- Flip the banana slices and sprinkle on the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Allow the bananas to cook an additional 2 minutes, until soft.
3 SP per banana
- Serving Size: 1 banana
- Calories: 157
- Sugar: 27 g
- Sodium: 1.4 mg
- Fat: 0.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 40.6 g
- Fiber: 3.8 g
- Protein: 1.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
**Recipe adapted from Dizzy Busy and Hungry (how cute is that name?!)
What do you think? Did this recipe make the cut for you or did it crumble? What would you do differently? I look forward to reading your opinions!