Peanut butter banana boat

This delicious dessert is refined-sugar free and can satisfy those sweet or chocolate cravings.  The original version was introduced to me by my cousin when I was very young whilst on a family trip in London, England and involved the use of a BBQ and Cadbury UK’s Flake chocolate.  My version has a healthier twist.

Using 70% or greater dark chocolate adds some healthy fats.  The natural peanut butter adds some protein and healthy fats without the fructose and added sugar you find in the highly processed peanut butter.  Yes, the bananas have naturally occurring fructose and are a higher carbohydrate fruit, but you are also getting some fibre, potassium, and other vitamins/minerals from the banana.

Natural peanut (or any nut/seed) butter should say “natural” on the label and the ingredients list should only list peanuts.  Maybe some salt but I always choose the ones that don’t have salt added.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Banana Boat Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Banana
  • 70% or greater dark chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter**

** peanut butter can be substituted with any other nut or seed butter if you have a peanut or nut allergy, respectively.

Method: 

  1. Slice the banana in half lengthwise.  don’t cut all the way through, just enough so you can create a pocket.
  2. Add the dark chocolate pieces in the banana pocket. You can add as many as would fit and based on your desired chocolate craving!
  3. Drizzle with peanut butter.
  4. Wrap the banana in foil and bake at 350 F (degrees Fahrenheit) in a conventional oven for about 10-15 minutes.  It is ready when the banana is soft and the chocolate is all melted.
  5. Feel free to drizzle more peanut butter on top if you have a peanut butter addiction like me.

Nutrition Facts: Total Carbs 50g / Fibre 10g / Fat 34g / Trans fats 0g / Protein 12g * (from cronometer)

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