This Mother’s Day treat of a recipe has been inspired by the wonderful flavours and components of Banoffee Pie. A pre-op favourite with pastry or butter-crumbed crust, chocolate, bananas, cream and toffee or caramel it was a high-calorie offering for sure.
I’ve given it the Bariatric Cookery makeover and whilst it doesn’t look anything like the same pie it does have the same moreish flavours…but at a fraction of the calories, fat and sugar. I am fairly intolerant to sugars after WLS and haven’t had any problems after eating it and the fat level is comfortably around the 5g level.
I used some chocolate no-added sugar biscuits/cookies for my base (Activa brand) but on the basis these might not be universally available I have based my nutrional stats on light digestive biscuits/light graham crackers which you could use instead. I also used a sugar-free caramel flavour syrup (Davinci brand) but use your favouite and sweeten to your own taste (I used 3 tbsp but you may want more).
Finally add a chocolate flourish…I made some chocolate squares from sugar-free chocolate but a quick grating of the same looks equally as good.
BARIATRIC BANOFFEE POTS
4 sugar-free chocolate cookies/light digestive biscuits/light graham crackers, crushed
1 tbsp low-fat spread or light butter, melted
170g/small 6oz pot 0% fat thick Greek yogurt
3 tbsp sugar-free caramel syrup (or to taste)
4 tbsp low-fat custard
1 large banana, thinly sliced
4 tbsp whipped reduced fat cream
12.5g/1/2 oz no added sugar chocolate (I used Guylian brand)
1. Mix the cookie/biscuit/cracker crumbs with the melted spread or butter then divide between 4 small dessert glasses.
2. Mix the yogurt with the syrup and custard, mixing gently to blend.
3. Spoon half of the custard mixture over the crumbs and top in turn with half of the banana slices. Repeat with the remaining custard mixture and finally the remaining banana.
4. Spoon or swirl the cream on top and decorate with chocolate….made into squares, grated finely or into thick curls. Chill until ready to serve.
WLS PORTION: 1/2-1
V suitable for vegetarians
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