Desserts for Two: Coconut Banana Split

February 2, 2016 | By | Comments (6)

A romantic dinner for two can be as simple as steak, roasted asparagus, a side of whole grains, and a delicious glass of something red and sumptuous. So when it comes to dessert, your options should be just as tempting and delicious. Here’s the problem with desserts, however: Most of them serve eight or more. While that’s great for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s not ideal for Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s just you and your bae. You need a dessert that’s as special and unique as the two of you. This week, we’ll share all of our favorite desserts for two.

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Enjoy this banana split for two together! Get super romantic and craft this dessert with your significant other. Then dive in while watching a movie, chatting in front of a fireplace, or swinging on your front porch. Mix things up with your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt if you and your sweetie prefer chocolate over vanilla.

Coconut Banana Split

1 large banana
1/4 cup quinoa cereal flakes
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
Cooking spray
1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
2 tablespoons low-fat frozen topping, thawed
1 tablespoon sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
2 maraschino cherries

1. Split banana down the middle lengthwise and put in a serving bowl.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread quinoa flakes in an even layer. Toast for 8 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Stir together cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Spray toasted quinoa flakes with coconut spray and dust with powdered sugar mixture.

3. Assemble the banana split: Top banana with frozen yogurt, topping, coconut flakes, and cherries. Serve with two spoons.

Serves 2
CALORIES 208; FAT 5g (sat 3.7g, mono 0.2g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 4g; CARB 40g; FIBER 4g; SUGARS 24g; CHOL 8mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 47mg; CALC 64mg

Have a tried-and-true dessert you prepare when your crowd is just a duo? Let us know in the comments!

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