Weight Watchers Recipes > Desserts > Weight Watchers Banana Foster Recipe
- Bananas (1.0 medium (7'' to 7-7/8'' long))
- Joseph's Sugar Free Syrup (2.0 serving)
- 1% Cottage Cheese - low-fat (0.5 cup)
A recipe in making your own home-made banana foster.
- Start by getting a small nonstick skillet and coating it lightly with butter flavored cooking spray. Put the pan over medium-high heat.
- Add sliced bananas and fry for one minute. After one minute, add maple syrup to coat the banana slices and cook for another 1 minute.
- Meanwhile, put ½ cup of low fat cottage cheese on a small serving plate. Then microwave it for 20 seconds on high.
- When the maple-glazed banana slices are done cooking, remove the skillet from heat. Transfer the banana slices glazed with maple syrup on a plate or small bowl.
- Add the microwaved cottage cheese on top of the maple-glazed banana slices. Serve.
- Facts on Banana Foster:
Bananas Foster is a dessert which is made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with the sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur. The butter, sugar and bananas are cooked, and then the alcohol is added and ignited. The bananas and sauce are then served over the ice cream. Preparation of the dish is often made into a tableside performance as a flambé.
The dish was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was named for Richard Foster, a friend of Owen Brennan's who was then New Orleans Crime Commission chairman.
Banana as a beauty regimen:
You can make a banana face pack that you can use as a good moisturizer for your skin. All you have to do is to mash the banana, and mix it with 2 spoons of honey. Apply the face pack on the face and neck for 20 minutes. Then wipe it off with a clean cloth, wash the face and neck with clean water.
You can also use it as a hair conditioner. Get a ripe banana, mash it well with your hands or you can also use a blender to make it into paste. Then mix curd with the mashed banana. Then apply the mixture on the scalp and to the whole length of hair. Gently massage the scalp and leave the banana hair conditioner for 20 minutes on your hair, after 20 minutes wash your hair normally. This can help in improving the dry hair.
Tips in selecting, storing, and cooking bananas:
When choosing bananas it is important to think about your usage time frame. You may want to choose some already ripe for instant use and some still slightly but not overly green to ripen for later use.
Choose bananas that are bright in color, full and plump, avoid choosing those with bruises. A dull, gray color is a sign that they have been chilled or overheated during storage.
Ripe bananas show no trace of green skin. Fullest flavor is derived from bananas that begin to develop tiny dark specks. If you weren’t able to easily break the stem to peel the banana that means that it is not yet ripe. If the skin is difficult to separate from the fruit, it is most likely too starchy and bitter to eat without cooking and could cause digestion distress and/or constipation if eaten raw.
When preparing a dish with uncooked, peeled sweet bananas, they must be dipped in an acid to avoid discoloration; you can dip it in citrus or pineapple juice.
It is recommended to choose slightly under ripe bananas for cooked savory recipes and overripe ones for baked goods.
For quick frozen banana treats, dip whole bananas in citrus juice and freeze on baking sheet. When frozen, dip in melted chocolate, cover each with plastic wrap, and put it back to the freezer until you’re ready to serve them.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving