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Bananas a la orange

Enjoy this sweet but nutritious low-fat dessert.

This is a sweet but nutritious low-fat dessert! Make sure not to leave bananas in the pan too long, or they may not be firm in the center.

Makes 2 servings

bananas a la orange


2 medium, firm bananas, peeled, cut lengthwise
1/2 Tablespoon trans-fat-free margarine
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup fat-free frozen yogurt


Peel and cut bananas in half lengthwise. Melt margarine in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and lay the banana slices on top, cut side up. Cook undisturbed for 20 seconds. Add orange juice and cinnamon. Cook for 10 seconds, then turn bananas carefully and cook for 45 to 60 seconds more, basting with the pan sauce.

Divide the bananas between two dessert plates, drizzling the sauce on top. Serve immediately, with a dollop of fat-free frozen yogurt.  

Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories 215
Fat 3 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 47 g
Fiber 4 g
Sodium 76 mg

Updated February 19, 2015