S'more healthy!

S’mores are a summer campfire classic, but we’ve got a special twist for you that’s still every bit as fun as the original, but with some yummy AND healthy twists!  Best of all?  You don’t even need a campfire!

What you’ll need:

  • Bananas, ripe
  • Aluminum foil

Optional toppings, such as:

  • Miniature chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chopped pistachios (optional – not allergy friendly!)
  • Chopped dried cherries or cranberries
  • Granola
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Blueberries
  • Honey

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Slice bananas down the middle and place in the center of a generous sized sheet of foil large enough to wrap the banana up with after you add toppings.
  • Top each banana with your preferred combo of ingredients.  This is a great way to let your kids experiment with different flavors!  The key to keeping your s’more healthy is using the items in miniature sizes and in small quantities.  A little flavor will go a long way, and you don’t need many marshmallows for that gooey effect.
  • Seal the foil and place each s’more on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes until the chocolate and/or marshmallows have melted and the bananas have softened slightly.
  • Carefully open the foil and add any additional toppings.  Honey, for example, may be a good ingredient to drizzle lightly on your banana after baking.
  • Let your s’more cool a little until safe to eat, then enjoy!

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