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!
Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar
- 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
- 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!
70 comments on “Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar”
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can this be made diabetic friendly?
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)
This would be great with frozen banana "ice cream!"
Can this be made ahead of time, topped with a lid, frozen, and then taken to a party?
It’s best assembled just before eating.
Looks yummy & easy to make! Pinned 🙂
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.
What an absolutely INGENIOUS recipe!! Thank you SO much for sharing this treat! 😀
How big are these jars? Sounds wonderful!! Lee
They don't say but they hold about 1 cup.
coconut milk whipped cream would suit this perfectly
There is a recipe for whipped cream made with coconut milk! Paleo friendly 🙂
It's official: I'm in love.
Trader Joe's carries a natural Cool Whip knock off now and it's delish!
I'll look for it!
Looks decadent! I gave you a Liebster Award, check out the details at http://cookingjamie.blogspot.ca/2012/08/3-years-and-award.html.
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!
Thanks for the whipped cream recipe using coconut milk. I must try it.
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 🙂
So cute and the same points as a glass of white wine…hmmmm.
I love desserts in jar, look so cute 😀
And banana with chocolate taste delicious 🙂
Wow–and it's 2/3 cup vs. the usual 1/2 cup for ice cream
remember that is for 2 servings.
that looks so delicious I am dying! And…I'm laughing at what Katie above me said lol
Oh. I just assumed everyday was National Banana Split Day.
Definitely saving this recipe as a special treat for Mr. M (who loooves banana splits) — Thanks, Gina!
All I can say is – WOW, Gina. Love the idea of putting these in jars. Can't wait to make this as a dessert.
May I post your recipe on my blog – giving you credit with your blog address? Thanks. sandie
Sure, just don't use the photo.
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.