Banana and Phyllo Dessert

Banana and Phyllo Dessert

Is your New Year Resolution to eat a little healthier this year? Mine too!  I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but after dinner I am always craving something sweet.  An easy and healthy way to satisfy your sugar craving is with fruit!  It has natural sugars and won’t kill your diet like a lot of other desserts.  I took it a step further by creating this simple recipe that you can alter to fit what you are craving.

Don’t judge a book by its cover, it’s amazing!

When eating sweets, remember portion control!  One or two of these babies will do the trick.  Don’t over indulge!

 This is a simple recipe.  Feel free to change it up to fit your craving.  Change the fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, apples, etc.  Mix something else in with the fruit: a few dark chocolate chips, peanuts, walnuts, granola, etc.  Play with it a little and find the variety that you enjoy the most.  When I do plain bananas I like to top mine with a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of cinnamon when it comes out of the oven.

You can also wrap the phyllo dough any way you want.  In the picture I showed three different shapes.  The phyllo pocket that I describe below, a triangle, and a phyllo purse.  Choose your favorite!

Bananas Wrapped in Phyllo

Yields 4 small phyllo pockets

Phyllo dough, thawed

2 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil, melted or Kelapo coconut oil cooking spray

1 Banana

Any additional add-ins or toppings

Phyllo dough drys out fast, so make sure you have all of your other ingredients ready to go before opening the phyllo dough. When working with the phyllo dough make sure to keep the dough you are not using with a slightly damp paper towel. Prepare a baking sheet with a light spray of Kelapo cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Spread out one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean working surface.  Lightly brush whole sheet with a small amount of coconut oil or lightly spray the sheet with cooking spray.  Put ¼ of the banana onto the edge of the sheet, add any mix-ins you choose and start rolling.  Tuck the ends under and place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet.  Repeat process with three more phyllo sheets to make 4 total phyllo pockets. Lightly spray or brush top of phyllo pockets with some additional coconut oil.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until phyllo dough has browned. Remove from oven and enjoy!

*Careful the banana will be extremely hot!

– Jen

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