Banana Boats

Banana Boats

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Makes 4

Skip the ice cream in these banana splits. A healthier alternative using cottage cheese or yogurt, great for dessert or a fun breakfast.

Photo credit: Lick My Spoon


  • 4 large bananas, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese or nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 4 maraschino cherries, fresh cherries or red grapes


  1. Wash the bananas, cut a slit down the center stopping 1-inch shy of the ends. Using scissors, cut the skin 1/2-inch away from the slit.
  2. Carefully scoop out the banana and mix with the cottage cheese.
  3. Fill the banana peels with the mixture, sprinkle the peanuts over and a cherry on top.


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