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Banana Melt.

May 21, 2012 by Carolina

I love bananas, always have, always will. One of my favorite pre or post race treats to enjoy is a banana, it’s high in potassium & always hits the spot. Yesterday my mom gave me the most beautiful bananas & I just had to have one before the day was up. Rather than just eat it raw I thought, what if I integrate it into my meal? I knew I wanted waffles & had chocolate chips in the cupboard…& then it hit me — let’s bake the banana! I wasn’t sure if this was going to work or not so I did a little search, stumbled across this recipe & was immediately sold!

I don’t eat marshmellows (though I’m not vegan I don’t have gelatin) so I kept it simple, just banana & chocolate chips. The result was the perfect sweet treat to enjoy in an array of ways: all on its own, with ice cream (my favorite) or whipped cream, topped with your favorite nut butter (mine is almond) or with your favorite breakfast items; I went with the latter. Let me introduce you to the banana melt.

Ingredients (Makes 1 Melt)

1 banana, peeled

1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Aluminum foil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven is warm, peel the banana. Make a slit in the middle of the banana & place on aluminum foil. Stuff the banana with chocolate chips & wrap the banana in the foil (I made a little pouch by pinching the corners together on top).

Bake for¬†7 – 8¬†minutes until chocolate chips are melted & you’re done! I had my banana melt with a whole wheat waffle, syrup & fresh strawberries — it was AMAZING! I’m excited to try different combinations like butterscotch chips, caramel, apples…the possibilities are endless. Buen provecho!

What’s your favorite sweet treat?

Carolina

Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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