I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL STRAWBERRY SEASON!
Sorry, I'm a little excited. I whipped up this chocolate dipping sauce as an experiment for my waffles this morning and it came out better then I expected. It will be awesome as a dip for strawberries. Here's the story. . .
The little guy and I decided on waffles this morning. So I whipped up a batch of quick whole grain banana pancake mix as I had some overripe bananas on hand. We use this recipe in the waffle iron all the time. While cooking, I glanced online for other ideas to use up the rest of the brown bananas and I came across Thinking Outside the Loaf: What To Do With Overripe Bananas. They talk about melting them in the microwave. Before I even finished the article, I jumped up and made the chocolate sauce.
It wasn't as smooth as I thought it would be but I'm thinking my banana wasn't actually ripe enough. Either way, it was absolute chocolaty yumminess. I sat in the kitchen dipping waffle piece after waffle piece wondering why I haven't thought of this before.
- 1 overripe banana
- 1 tsp Unsweetened Special Dark Hershey's Cocoa
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Peel the banana and place in a microwave safe dish.
Nuke it for a minute. It will look like this.
mix it up. . .
Add the cocoa and vanilla. If it's too thick add water at an ounce at a time. I used 1oz. Pop back into the microwave for 30 second.
Whisk to help remove any lumps then dip away! 🙂
The little guy wanted nothing to do with it. He enjoyed his waffled with low sugar jelly. Honestly, I didn't force the issue as I kind of wanted it all for myself. ;~P
Here's nutrition information for the whole batch.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|115||1g||4g||old: 2||new: 3|