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Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar

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Perfectly portioned guiltless banana split sundaes in a jar that are decadent and delicious, but won’t hurt your waistline!

Perfectly portioned guiltless banana split sundaes in a jar that are decadent and delicious, but won't hurt your waistline!Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar

More guiltless banana desserts I like to make are Creamy Banana Ice Cream Bowls, Frozen Banana Popsicles and Baked Bananas.

National Banana Split Day was tomorrow (Aug 25th) and Dole, the world’s largest banana provider set out to create a “No-guilt National Banana Split Day” to inspire food bloggers to make a healthier alternative, so naturally I was all over this!

The original banana split was created in 1904 by a 23-year-old Latrobe, Pa., pharmacist and is now one of America’s favorite desserts. At an average of 1,000 calories, it’s also one of the country’s biggest nutrition offenders.

Keeping the portions realistic, and using nonfat frozen yogurt in place of ice cream allows you to indulge without the guilt. Topped with whipped dairy topping and a cherry, who can resist this simple treat.

And yes, I went with a whipped topping made with real cream (Reddi Wip) because I feel the fat-free creams are just a whole lot of chemicals. Because it’s mostly air, it’s still relatively low in fat and calories. I’m really hoping someone out there can figure out how to make a healthier yet light whipped cream, the closest I found is truwhip. Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Banana Split Day!

Perfectly portioned guiltless banana split sundaes in a jar that are decadent and delicious, but won't hurt your waistline!

Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar

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Cals:169
Protein:3.5
Carbs:36
Fat:1.3
Perfectly portioned guiltless banana split sundaes in a jar that are decadent and delicious, but won't hurt your waistline!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Perfectly portioned guiltless banana split sundaes in a jar that are decadent and delicious, but won't hurt your waistline!
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 6-oz jar

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Dole banana, sliced
  • 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, Stonyfields
  • 2 tbsp Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup
  • 4 tbsp whipped topping
  • 2 cherries for garnish

Instructions

  • Place half of the banana slices in the bottom of each jar.
  • Top each with 1/3 cup of frozen yogurt, then 1 tablespoon each of chocolate syrup.
  • Finish with with the whipped cream and top with a cherry and get your spoons ready to dig in!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 6-oz jar, Calories: 169 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 3.5 g, Fat: 1.3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 1.8 g, Sugar: 27.5 g

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70 comments on “Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar”

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  2. Hey, I have absolutely no idea if you'll ever see this, or if this will ever help anyone, but you can make whipped cream from coconut milk! Just google it for some instructions! (DO NOT USE LIGHT COCONUT MILK)

  3. From the pictures I was looking forward to trying this until I got to the recipe and realised the only ingredients available in Australia are the cherries and bananas. I would love more recipes with 'real' 😉 ingredients please. Whipped topping is particularly hard to substitute as it seems to be uniquely American.

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    Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    What an absolutely INGENIOUS recipe!! Thank you SO much for sharing this treat! 😀

  5. There is a recipe for whipped cream made with coconut milk! Paleo friendly 🙂

    http://nuttykitchen.com/2010/06/01/coconut-whipped-cream/

  6. Looks decadent! I gave you a Liebster Award, check out the details at http://cookingjamie.blogspot.ca/2012/08/3-years-and-award.html.

  7. Gina, you can make a low cal version of whipped cream with coconut milk. Here's one of many recipes: http://nuttykitchen.com/2010/06/01/coconut-whipped-cream/ And thank you for the banana split recipe!

    1. You're so welcome! It was a lucky find for me, as I love, love, love whipped cream/cool whip. I hope you like it 🙂