Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bananas Peach Foster with Pecans

My husband always makes some kind of culinary delight on Sunday evenings. Tonight was extra special because my parents were going to join us. So, the menu was comprised of brown rice stuffed Cornish Game Hens with an amazing sauce and side of French green beans. So, to make it even more special I decided to do a dessert. Usually, I would make some calorie laden concoction, but since we are all trying to watch our weight these days (not go up!), I decided on a lighter fare. I pulled out my Weight Watchers Cookbook and found a revamped Bananas Peach Foster with Pecan recipe that looked delicious. It is only 4 points for those of you who are on the Weight Watchers Program. For those of you who are not it has only 215 calories per serving with only 4.8 grams of fat! So, after tasting this, I have to say this revised lower fat version was not short on taste and was absolutely delicious! It was also very easy to make (less than 10 minutes total!).
So, here is the recipe:
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp light butter (Land O Lakes)
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 can of "lite" peaches
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups vanilla fat-free or sugar free ice cream

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add pecans, and cook 2 minutes or until nuts begin to brown, stirring frequently. Remove from pan and set aside in separate bowl.

Add butter to pan, and cook over medium heat until butter melts.

Stir in bananas, brown sugar, and cinnamon: Cook 1 minute, tossing with 2 spoons until banana slices are coated with sugar mixture.

Add peaches, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until banana slices are soft, stirring constantly. Do not overcook! Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Divide banana mixture evenly among 6 dessert bowls, top evenly with ice cream, sprinkle with toasted pecans and serve immediately. ENJOY!

Per Serving: CAL 215; FAT 4.8g (sat 1.1g); PRO 3.5g; CARB 42.5g; FIB 2.3g; CHOL 2 mg; IRON 0.8mg; SOD 50mg; CALC 68mg.


mjr said...

This was absolutely wonderful and I love your pictures of the process. It makes it look as good as it taste. mjr

outside 'z' box said...

YUM! That looks delish!!