For TasteSpotting’s DOLE challenge, my sister and I decided to make a very berry, chocolate chip cookie crumble, banana split. Now, that’s a handful to say haha. We used the homemade whole wheat chocolate chip cookies we baked just yesterday. The challenge guidelines recommends you make a dessert that is less than 350 calories so when I looked back at past submissions, individuals used less servings of ice cream and chocolate to reduce the calorie count. Well, my sister had a bright idea to make it healthier and less calories by using greek yogurt instead of ice cream! She personally doesn’t like greek yogurt alone (whereas I do but I know other individuals may not), so we decided to use the strawberry goji fruit flavoring as well and make the banana split a berry flavored one! It’s the perfect recipe to enjoy as a breakfast or as a dessert any time of the day since it has a healthy dose of protein, carbohydrates, and delicious chocolate that you cannot feel guilty eating because its (1) homemade, (2) made with healthy carbohydrates and (3) the cookies are low-fat since they are made with no butter!! Enjoy 🙂 We encourage you to celebrate National Banana Split Day next week as well by making your own banana split recipe or enjoying ours!
Yields 1 Serving
1 medium or large very ripe DOLE banana
3 walnut halves, broken into pieces
10 fresh blueberries
1 container of Strawberry Goji Flavored Greek Yogurt
1 homemade whole wheat chocolate chip cookie – recipe is here
1 tbsp chocolate syrup (optional)
1. Slice the banana in half and place on a plate or in a bowl.
2. Scoop out the greek yogurt and top the center of the two bananas with it.
3. Drizzle with the strawberry goji fruit flavoring.
4. Crumble the cookie with your hand and drizzle over the yogurt and bananas.
5. Top with the walnuts and blueberries.
6. Enjoy right away. If you want, drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top as well (just be warned that that would add ~ 40 more calories depending on which syrup you use so you would just be hitting the 350 calorie mark).
banana split w/ chocolate drizzle
my sister gobbling up our creation