Sweet Banana Bruschetta
Tranform America's favorite fruit into a special tropical breakfast treat good enough to serve as dessert. A crunchy caramelized topping covers layers of chocolate cream cheese and bananas.
6 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick slices sweet Hawaiian bread, egg bread, or raisin bread
1 medium banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup tub cream cheese with pineapple
1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 medium bananas, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Sifted powdered sugar (optional)
Chocolate curls (optional)
- Toast bread and let cool. Combine mashed banana, cream cheese, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl. Spread some of the mixture over each toasted bread slice. Place slices on a cookie sheet. Layer banana slices on top of cream cheese mixture. Brush bananas with melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Broil bruschetta 4 to 5-inches from the heat for 30 to 60 seconds or until banana slices just begin to glaze.
- To serve, sprinkle tops with sifted powdered sugar and garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 bruschetta.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories: 297, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 3g, sodium: 196mg, carbohydrate: 52g, fiber: 3g, protein: 7g, vitamin C: 11%, calcium: 4%, iron: 10%, starch: 1.5diabetic exchange, fruit: 2diabetic exchange, fat: 1diabetic exchange.
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