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Baked Almond Butter Banana

This dessert is …

Melted, ooey, gooey, paleo goodness that will bring a smile to your face and tummy.

I’m a dessert gal. Dinner really isn’t over until I’ve checked my “dessert” box. My repertoire for healthy/paleo desserts typically involves just fresh fruit with nuts. If I’m feeling extra creative, I’ll whip up a cobbler of some sort (peach and cherry are my favorite).

This Baked Almond Butter Banana is incredibly simple but, I believe, is just as fulfilling as a warm gooey brownie fresh from the oven.

When you’re craving fresh baked goods, all you need is 15 minutes and this healthy baked banana will hit the spot. I promise.

3 ingredients: banana, almond butter, and cinnamon. That’s it!

Oh, and some foil.

This dessert also makes for GREAT campout food. Prepare the same way identified below and then roast on your fire. You can spoon the melted goodness right from the aluminum foil.

Note: If you’re looking for a 100-calorie treat, split the banana with a friend! Now, if you’re like me, you’re just going go back and make another one. But hey! You have to start somewhere.

Enjoy!

This is Gus, my 3 month-old Great Pyrenees puppy, inspecting/puncturing the bananas:

Baked Almond Butter Banana

Approximate Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 Banana

Makes 1

206 Calories; 9.5 g Fat; 3.4 g Protein; 14 g Sugar

Ingredients:

1 Medium-Sized Banana

1 Tbl Almond Butter

½ tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Using a butter knife, cut about ½” deep down the length of your banana.

With the back of a spoon, widen the cut to make room for the almond butter.

Spoon the almond butter throughout the opening in the banana.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Wrap completely in aluminum foil.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes (or until it’s cool enough to handle).

Unwrap and either eat directly from the foil or move to a plate.

Enjoy!

Time: 3 minutes prep; 15 minutes cook

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Awesome! I love banana and almond butter as it is, but baked sounds like it takes this treat whole new level. Thanks for sharing — I’ll be sure to try this!

    September 13, 2012
  2. Add some coconut flakes to the top of that too

    September 13, 2012
  3. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    September 14, 2012
  4. I know this is kind of a late response..but this was awesome! I’m doing low FODMAPS for fructose malabsorption to attempt treating digestive distress and persistent cystic acne so this is a perfect desert! innovative! incredibly easy, simple and beautiful to look at, let alone cheap as dirt! this was also a perfect use for homemade almond butter which I was struggling with. :{D haha

    April 28, 2013
  5. also great in the microwave! 30 sec, no foil needed 🙂

    June 14, 2013
  6. Kristel #

    This, too, was absolutely divine! I will never miss dessert again after this! YUMMY!

    July 7, 2013
  7. Gina #

    It was delish!! Even my 8 yr old loved it!!! Thank you for posting this!!!!!! This will be a regular dessert in my home! 🙂

    November 13, 2013

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