You're going to either think I'm a genius or just plain weird after this one.
The week before thanksgiving I was craving something chocolate. I was moments from ripping open a bag of chocolate chips I bought for holiday baking when I spied my bananas and it made me pause.
If I was REALLY hungry and not just looking for something to eat, the banana would be appealing and it sort of was but I really, REALLY wanted chocolate.
That's when I reached for one of my favorite things in the world.
I've learned from making single servings of banana soft-serve that the combo of banana and dark cocoa power is pretty much perfect -- no additional sweetener needed. Why not just dust some banana slices with it for a fun twist?
The result was awesome!
I love the bitter cocoa power taste just before biting into the sweet banana. The flavors blend in your mouth, making something really simple and light seem sinfully indulgent. Right now it's my go-to for night-time snack attacks.
Here's how I do it…
- ½ banana
- 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
Slice the banana about a half inch thick.
Put the cocoa powder in a plastic bag or pour on a plate. I found the bag to be less messy.
Put the banana slices in the bag.
Shake and roll around, making sure to separate any slices that stick together.
I usually just eat them out of the bag but I arranged them on a plate for photos.
Note: Your hands WILL be a mess. Keep a wet wipe nearby. 🙂
Like I said, I may the only one who finds these appealing (unsweetened cocoa powder can be harsh) but they cure my chocolate cravings in a simple way.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|63||1g||4g||old: 0 (.5)||new: 2|