This healthy banoffee dessert is absolutely delicious and is a great sweet treat if you’re watching the calories or sugar in your diet. It provides a decent 13g of protein and fewer than calories with none of the ‘bad’ fats and high sugar of the real version. As it’s full of protein it’s very filling too, so will keep you satisfied for longer!
Here are my ingredients :
- Lizi’s low sugar granola (17g)
- Fage Total 0% yogurt (125g)
- Vanilla flavouring – if you want to flavour the yogurt then you can add vanilla essence or add some vanilla protein powder
- Walden Farms caramel sauce (2 teaspoons)
- Half a banana, sliced (freeze the rest to put in a smoothie!)
You can adjust these to suit your own needs, appetite and calorie/macro target though. You don’t need to include the vanilla if you don’t need the sweeter taste or can leave out the granola if you want to reduce the carbs.
Total 0% Yogurt
In the UK we have Total 0% greek yogurt in most shops and supermarkets. It’s so creamy and is a great base for this healthy banoffee dessert. To add more protein, and a vanilla flavour then a vanilla powder gives it a great taste, but you can also use vanilla essence which is available in most supermarkets.
Lizi’s Low Sugar Granola
My healthy banoffee uses Lizi’s low sugar granola as its base, to replace the digestive biscuits and butter in the full-fat version. Lizi’s oats provide a great source of fibre and although all granolas do contain some form of sugar, this one is lower than most and is very tasty without being too sweet. It’s not available in all supermarkets but is easier to track down than it was a couple of years ago. My local Sainsbury’s store stocks it, and I always used to buy it in Waitrose too. If you struggle to find it then you can stock up using Amazon here.
Walden Farms Zero Calorie Caramel Sauce
And now I’d like to introduce my secret weapon. A banoffee dessert needs caramel, but that usually contains lots of sugar. Walden Farms produce ‘near zero’ sauces, and are therefore a dieter’s dream! I was first introduced to Walden Farms’ products when I did the Body Coach programme as Joe Wicks recommended their BBQ sauce on his build-up bagel. I bought the caramel back then too and mixed it in with Total 0% yogurt for a sweet treat. For the healthy banoffee a couple of teaspoons of the sauce are drizzled over, to provide the caramel flavour. As far as I know this isn’t available in supermarkets, so I buy from Amazon. It’s not cheap but a small teaspoon does go a long way! Follow this link to find out more.
Healthy banoffee method
As you can imagine, this is extremely easy to assemble! You could simply throw everything into a bowl but I’ve experimented and found that a layered dessert works much better. I’m using a small glass for this demonstration so that you can see the layers, although I’m no Mary Berry so it’s not as perfect as it could be.
First, put a layer of the granola at the bottom of your bowl or glass.
Mix the yogurt with the protein powder or vanilla essence if you’re using it, and then spoon a third of the quantity over the granola.
Add some sliced bananas and a small drizzle of caramel.
Keep layering the yogurt, bananas and granola until you use everything up.
And here it is, my healthy banoffee dessert!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my healthy banoffee dessert. I’d love to know if you make it so leave a comment below to let me know how it goes!
- Lizi’s low sugar granola (15g) : 100 calories
- Half a banana : 43 calories
- Caramel syrup : 0 calories
- Fage Total 0% yogurt : 54 calories
Total calories = 197
- Carbohydrates : 22g
- Fat : 3.5g
- Protein : 13g
Buy Walden Farms caramel sauce using this link : caramel syrup
Buy Lizi’s low sugar granola
MyProtein vanilla protein powder (new customers can use NEW10 at the checkout to get a 10% discount)
If you like a healthy sweet treat then read my blog about healthy ice creams here
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