Tuesday, 14 February 2012

healthy bannoffee layer






Myself and the four other bloggers who write at Where Are My Knees? were recently contacted by the people of Baking Mad to try out some of their healthy baking recipes. I chose this low calorie banoffee layer and it was delicious! A few of you asked me to share recipe after featuring it in my week in photos, so I thought I'd post it on here too.

It's also worth pointing out that I can't stand dates, and I don't think I'm alone, but they do actually taste almost like toffee when cooked with sugar. I added a little bit to my dessert (less than the recipe suggests) and was surprised at how nice they were!

It felt really indulgent eating these, and it was guilt free knowing that there was no fatty cream, biscuit base or sugary toffee to sabotage my diet! I will definitely be making these again, and also trying them with different fruits. They look great too, so would be a perfect way to impress if you're having friends over for dinner!



INGREDIENTS:

4 low fat oatcakes
3 tsp half spoon granulated sugar (silver spoon)
1 tbsp low fat spread, melted
75 grams pitted dates
2 bananas
Lemon juice
2 tbsp crème fraîche low fat
1 dark chocolate square

DIRECTIONS:

001. Place the oatcakes in a food processor and process until the become crumbs. You could also put the biscuits into plastic bags and beat with a rolling pin.

002. Mix the crumbs, 2 tsp sugar and melted low fat spread.

003. Place the dates, remaining sugar and 4 tbsp water in a small pan and heat gently until the dates have become soft. Beat the mixture so it resembles toffee.

004. Slice the banana and toss in the lemon juice to avoid browning.

005. Spoon half the biscuits crumb in the bottom of two glasses. Top with sliced banana then the date puree followed by crème frachie. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients have been used finished with a dollop of crème fraiche and banana.

006. Grate the chocolate over the cream and serve immediately.
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22 comments

  1. These look delicious. I will definitely be trying :-) x

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  2. They looks so yum!

    jazzreallyloves.blogspot.com
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  3. I'm not even watching my weight, but this looks gooood! There's no harm in eating something a little healthier!

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  4. Literally want to eat the screen right now!

    xoxo

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  5. mmm I really want this right now!

    Jade x

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  6. These look amazing, and good to know you can guilt free indulge in them too! :) x

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  7. how would i ever resist to indulge in this!
    looks delicious!
    Krissy xoxo

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  8. Ooh that looks good! I've never had banoffee pie before. It's not really a thing here in Canada but i've wanted it ever since I saw it on Come Dine with Me. I'll have try this!

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  9. Heavenly. I love bannoffee pie so this is a perfect twist.

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  10. oooh, these look fab, may try them when i next have to cook for friends :)

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  11. I'm feeling insanely hungry right now, it looks so delicious <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  12. They look lush, and I don't even like banana x

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  13. Looks and sounds yummy, all for some low calories as well!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh wow! Bannoffee is totally one of my favourite flavours! But bannoffee is usually full of fat that I don't eat it too often! But I must try this!

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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  15. These look so perfect, and they're healthy too! Totally up my street and will bring back memories of eating the real deal as a child! Fantastic blog too, have been browsing through for ages!

    www.coffeetoastandlondon.com

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  16. oh my god!! this looks amaze!!
    xx

    www.diamond-solitaires.blogspot.com

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