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 03-27-2007, 08:31 PM #1 Senior Member Thread Starter     Join Date: Mar 2007 Posts: 167 S/C/G: 139/137/120 Height: 5'4" 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.
 03-27-2007, 09:05 PM #2 Senior Member     Join Date: May 2006 Location: Arizona Posts: 284 S/C/G: 240/207/135 Height: 5'6 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.
 03-27-2007, 10:20 PM #3 Senior Member Thread Starter     Join Date: Mar 2007 Posts: 167 S/C/G: 139/137/120 Height: 5'4" 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.
 03-27-2007, 11:10 PM #4 Senior Member     Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 126 S/C/G: 260/249/160 Height: 5'6" 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!
 03-28-2007, 01:26 AM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: California Posts: 144 S/C/G: 155/155/139 Height: 5'8" / Female yyuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 04-03-2007, 03:30 AM #6 Constant Vigilance     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Fremont, CA Posts: 2,818 S/C/G: 150/132/<130 Height: just under 5'4" 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.