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Old 03-27-2007, 08:31 PM   #1  
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Default How many calories do you think are in this simple banana dessert?

SIL was excited to make it for me and I couldn't say no, even though I've been trying to stay away from sweets.

Lay one-half banana in one flour tortilla. Top with shaved chocolate (very little, probably the amount of one or 1.5 squares in a normal candy bar). Wrap and fry lightly in vegetable oil. Cover with cinnamon-sugar.

Thanks so much!! I'm trying to keep really good track of my calories.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:05 PM   #2  
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Ok, I'm going to take a stab at it. I love trying to analyze recipes.

- 1 flour tortilla (8") = 145
- .5 oz semisweet chocolate = 68
- .5 medium banana = 52
- .5 tbsp vegetable oil = 51 (Depending on the type and how much veg oil used, it might be different.)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon = 18
- .5 tbsp sugar = 30

Total: 364 calories

I don't know if I would say that is the right amount. I was thinking more around 500, but if you're making this yourself obviously you would be able to control the amounts and calories.
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Thanks so much! That was about the numbers I figured out, but I'm very new at this. I'm going to try to avoid surprise desserts in the future.
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That sounds so good! And it could probably be made diet-friendly:


- 90 calorie flour tortilla
- 1/4 bar (10g) of Lindt chocolate (50 calories)
- half banana (55 calories)
- 1 tsp of canola oil (40 calories)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (6 calories)
- Half packet of artificial sweetener: splenda or equal (0 calories)

That sounds like a stellar dessert for 241 calories! I mean, clearly the one your sister made had more, but if you liked it, you could make a version for more than 100 less! And such a tasty dessert for 240 calories is hard to come by!
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Instead of frying it in oil, sprinkle the cinnamon inside the tortilla with the banana and pop it in the micro for a minute or two. This would eliminate both the oil and the added sugar and the chocolate would still be warm and melty.
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