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Healthy desserts- Roasted banana with cinnamon and chocolate chips

What a silly title for a couple of easy recipes that are super kid-friendly. Today I’m sharing an easy apple sauce recipe and a very popular, simple and delicious roasted banana recipe that includes cinnamon and chocolate chips for your sweet tooth.

Healthy desserts- Roasted banana with cinnamon and chocolate chips

We are on a bit of a health kick over here, eating a ton of lean proteins like lentils, beans and tofu and making sure we are getting all of our vegetable servings and at least a few fruit.

Well, I’m a dessert addict, so times are tough! I decided to try to make a semi-healthy dessert with bananas as the base. Turns out roasting bananas is common and delicious!

We made two versions. One was simply brown sugar and cinnamon. The other was chocolate chips and cinnamon.

Healthy desserts- Roasted banana with cinnamon and chocolate chips

Simply cut your banana in half, sprinkle each half with cinnamon and mini chocolate chips. Roast at 350 degrees for 15 minutes in the peel. Yum!

The recipes called for a few pads of butter too, but we skipped it. Bodhi was a fan too!

 

I decided to throw together a couple of sweet apples, pears, a bit of ground flax-seed (for omega 3’s) and frozen raspberries the other night and came up with a delicious apple sauce! We always buy summer strawberry apple sauce with no sugar added. This home-made version tastes a lot like it but is fresh, healthy and even more delicious.

I just threw it in the blender for 15 to 20 seconds and that’s it! You have fresh apple sauce to enjoy. I guess it’s technically apple-pear sauce. Next time I’m going to go for a fall flavor with cinnamon.

It’s an easy way to get a few servings of fruit and flax. Bodhi ate a bowl by himself. Yum!

Do you have any healthy dessert-like recipes to share? I NEED them!