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!

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

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169 Cals 3.5 Protein 36 Carbs 1.3 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Perfectly portioned guiltless banana split sundaes in a jar that are decadent and delicious, but won't hurt your waistline!

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!

Nutrition

Serving: 16-oz jar, Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 3.5g, Fat: 1.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 62mg, Fiber: 1.8g, Sugar: 27.5g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 4
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  2. can this be made diabetic friendly?

  3. 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)

  4. This would be great with frozen banana "ice cream!"

  5. Can this be made ahead of time, topped with a lid, frozen, and then taken to a party?

  6. Looks yummy & easy to make! Pinned 🙂

  7. 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.

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

  9. How big are these jars? Sounds wonderful!! Lee

  10. coconut milk whipped cream would suit this perfectly

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

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

  12. It's official: I'm in love.

    http://www.laurenfoode.com

  13. Trader Joe's carries a natural Cool Whip knock off now and it's delish!

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

  15. 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!

  16. So cute and the same points as a glass of white wine…hmmmm.

  17. I love desserts in jar, look so cute 😀
    And banana with chocolate taste delicious 🙂

  18. Wow–and it's 2/3 cup vs. the usual 1/2 cup for ice cream

  19. that looks so delicious I am dying! And…I'm laughing at what Katie above me said lol

  20. Oh. I just assumed everyday was National Banana Split Day.

  21. Definitely saving this recipe as a special treat for Mr. M (who loooves banana splits) — Thanks, Gina!

  22. All I can say is – WOW, Gina. Love the idea of putting these in jars. Can't wait to make this as a dessert.

  23. I like!

  24. May I post your recipe on my blog – giving you credit with your blog address? Thanks. sandie

  25. Check out the bamix, it's an emersion blender that claims it can whip 1% milk. I've tried with mine and can't get it thick enough but at the local home fair they did it and it was awesome. I think I don't have the technique down pat.

  26. Love it!!!!!!!!!!

  27. I love the mini mason jars! Yummy!

  28. Two ideas.
    Whip non fat milk with a little sugar and vanilla using a hand stick
    or
    vegan option using Coconut milk. super delicious and good for you.

  29. The clicks are so good that I feel like eating it right now 🙂

  30. Why no strawberries &/or pineapple like ina 'real' split? And I second the person who suggested banana 'ice cream' – it's delicious !

    • Everyone has different taste, top it with whatever you prefer. And yes, banana ice cream would be great.

  31. YUMMY – so cute in your little mason jars (and no bowl sides for things to slip out of). I got a little nervous that I missed National Banana Split Day: glad I am right on time to celebrate!

  32. no eggs, less fatty and so yummy! loved it.

  33. I made this and absolutely loved it! What a treat! I'm thinking of sprinkling some cinnamon over the whipped cream or yogurt next time – I've heard it's healthy and I'm always looking for ways to include it. Gina, truly, thanks for all of these recipes. They inspire me to eat healthy and not feel punished. 🙂

  34. Asian Pork on Thursday, Cajun Pasta tonight, Sweet and Firey Pork Tenderloin tomorrow….and now I must add banana splits for dessert. Love, love, love your recipes!!!

  35. How about frozen banana turned into an "ice cream" and topped with the fudge and cream? :] Even better!

  36. Banana splits are my FAVORITE!! Feels so good to eat them at a smaller size and STILL be able to enjoy them in a healthier way!! 😀 SO much more worth it!!

  37. AWESOME! I have some of your vanilla bean frozen yogurt in my freezer and my husband and I both bought bananas at the store on accident.

  38. This was absolutly delicious!! Instead of buying whipped cream I made some homemade vanilla whoop cream!! *whipped* and chilled it in the fridge for a bit and it was super good! 🙂

  39. I love the idea of using those jars! I have to get me a few, so cute!

  40. What a wonderful presentation!

  41. OMG i am totally making this tonight. You are awesome! Favotite food blogger for sure 🙂

  42. Awesome! It's about time I will check it out. Thank u!!

  43. Hi Gina- I'm in Northern California and their is a new product that we just had at our weight watchers meeting this week called FOAM. It is delicious and not full of chemicals. It is made with lf milk and sugar. I know currently it is only available locally.
    http://www.skinnywip.com/facts.html

  44. *you're … 😉

  45. Oh my!!! My hubby and I both love banana splits. I usually just watch him eat while I just have a banana! Not anymore! YAY! Gina, your my hero!

  46. Gina I just don't know what I would do without you!

    Thanks for keeping me skinny and not deprived and grumpy while I do it!

    xoxo
    Charity

  47. YUMMERS! — ps THANX for being awesome n sharing all these great dishes!

  48. The jars are from Home Goods, small cups would work great too!

    • Great! I have a Home Goods near by. I found your blog about three weeks ago after joining WW online. Thanks to your delicious recipes, my family is happy at meal time, and I'm down 6 pounds 🙂 Thanks for helping me so much on this journey!

  49. These look great! Where did you get the adorable jars?

  50. banana split in a jar looks great, thanks for this lovely recipe 🙂

  51. This is adorable Gina, love it!

  52. Loving this recipe and it's "guiltless," too! I can hardly wait to try this out this weekend.

  53. Ohhh really tasty!!!

  54. I was just recently introduced to this website and I am LOVING it, especially when I see yummy stuff like this! This looks absolutely decadent yet I know It's not gonna blow my points away!

    Deb

  55. Great recipe for a Friday! Love it! Thanks!
    Kristina