Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Whip it up Wednesday: Banana S'mores (Gluten Free!)

gluten free banana smores

I am always on the look out for healthier versions of desserts. I love dessert, my Girl looooooves dessert...we eat a lot of them. It's nice to at least feel like I'm giving my child some nutritional value when I make it! 


These are great because you use a whole banana per serving, which cuts down on the calories from graham crackers (that's where all the calories are in a s'more, right?) and it has the added bonus of being gluten free! We've been trying to make more gluten free meals because Hilary's Girl is sensitive to gluten just like her mama, and any time I can make a meal that both Girl's can have it's a plus.

You can also add any non-traditional s'mores toppings you want. We've done peanut butter, walnuts, sprinkles, ice cream...really the possibilities are endless. And delicious.
You will need:
 1 banana
chocolate chips
marshmallows

gluten free banana smores

1. Cut your banana in half, then slice down the middle lengthwise:

gluten free banana smores

2. Add in marshmallows and chocolate chips:

gluten free banana smores

3. Wrap in tin foil:

gluten free banana smores

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until the bananas are soft and beginning to get mushy. Take out your foil packet and open it up to expose the bananas. Set your oven to broil and put your packet back in with the top open for 5 minutes or so, until the tops of the marshmallows get golden brown and the chocolate melts:

gluten free banana smores

5. Put them in your mouth, eat until gone:

gluten free banana smores

There you go! An easy, gluten free and healthy(er) version of everyone's favorite camping dessert!
~Jessica

4 comments:

  1. Yummy Yum. These look really good and the intial assembly looks kid friendly. We would love if you would share this and others with us in our comfort food recipe link up:
    http://shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/inspiration-linky-party-comfort-food.html
    I love your story by the way. Our blog is 3 sisters and a 1 sister-in-law that are best friends. It seems like my sisters are the people I feel most comfortable sharing everything with and I know that I can trust the most. I am looking forward to following your site now and forward.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will absolutely go link up with you guys! We are very lucky that we have kids so close together and are married to brothers, we share everything! It's wonderful having such a close friend who is also family. I'm so glad we'll see you around!

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  2. I was so pleased that you came over and shared it. We would love to have you back!
    Next week we are doing Saint Patrick's themed food but we are extending this to anything green or Irish (party opens 11). And the following week 30 minutes or less (party opens 18). Then the last party we will have will be Easter food (party opens 25).
    With the holiday ones it can be the commercial version of the holiday but it also could be what you will be feeding your family on those days. I hope we see you again.

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    1. We will totally be back! I will start dreaming up some green foods now :-)

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