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Grilled Banana Splits
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
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Bake: 7 Minutes
Grill: 8 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 336
- Fat: 8.5g
- Saturated fat: 3.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
- Protein: 7.9g
- Carbohydrate: 63.4g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Iron: 1.2mg
- Sodium: 74mg
- Calcium: 187mg
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 6 unpeeled baby or small bananas with green tips*
- 6 fresh pineapple slices**
- 1 pt. fat-free vanilla ice cream
- 1 pt. low-fat chocolate frozen yogurt
- Chocolate Sauce
- Garnish: maraschino cherries
- 1. Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray. Preheat grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat.
- 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan. Place coconut in a single layer in another shallow pan. Bake pecans and coconut 7 to 8 minutes or until toasted and pecans are fragrant, stirring occasionally.
- 3. Peel bananas, and cut in half lengthwise. Coat bananas with cooking spray. Grill pineapple slices, covered with grill lid, over 300° to 350° (medium) heat 4 minutes on each side or until lightly caramelized. Grill banana halves 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly caramelized.
- 4. Chop grilled pineapple. Arrange 2 grilled banana halves in each of 6 (8-oz.) banana-split dishes or other serving bowls. Scoop 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream and 1/4 cup chocolate frozen yogurt into each dish between banana slices. Top each with 1 Tbsp. Chocolate Sauce, 1 chopped pineapple slice, 2 tsp. pecans, and 2 tsp. coconut. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
- *3 regular bananas, peeled and quartered, may be substituted. Increase grilling time to 4 minutes on each side.
- **Canned pineapple slices in juice, drained, may be substituted.
- Note: If using a charcoal grill, place banana slices around the outer edge of grill to prevent burning. Watch them carefully as they will cook fast.
- Note: Nutritional analysis includes about 1 Tbsp. Chocolate Sauce, not garnish.
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