Boonanas

  • 10MINS
  • 70KCAL

These Boonanas are a slimming friendly Halloween treat! You can still join in the fun whilst sticking to plans like calorie counting and Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories70
  • Carbs9g
  • Protein0.5g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars6g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Boonanas are the perfect slimming friendly Halloween treat and are ideal if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

A fantastic addition to any Halloween buffet, these Boonanas are so quick and easy to make that you can even get the kids involved – and they look really impressive too!

We’ve used fat free natural yoghurt with a bit of sugar free vanilla syrup for our Boonanas, but you can use whichever flavour yoghurt you like. Get creative and play around with different colours and flavours!

These Boonanas also make a great afternoon snack to help beat those sugar cravings!

What diets are these Boonanas suitable for?

This Boonanas recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt
  • Plain chocolate chips (check the brand you’re using as ingredients vary)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Boonanas recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Boonanas recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Boonanas recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Boonanas recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Boonanas?

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One thing you will need for this Boonanas recipe is wooden lolly ice sticks or some cake pop sticks. If you can’t find them in the supermarket then you can pick them up from Amazon.

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You can pick up these wooden lolly ice sticks.

Or some cake pop sticks as an alternative.

How many calories are in these Boonanas?

There are 70 calories per portion in this Boonanas, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Boonanas are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Peel the banana then cut it in half. Slice each half length ways so you have 4 equal pieces.

Step 2

Carefully insert a lolly ice stick into the cut end so it holds the banana securely.

Step 3

Dip each banana into the yoghurt then place them on a piece of baking parchment.

Step 4

Put them in the freezer until the yoghurt is frozen (this shouldn’t take too long).

Step 5

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in short 10 second bursts, checking after each 10 seconds. When they start to melt, stir until they are smooth.

Step 6

Make a small piping bag using a piece of greaseproof – fold a square of greaseproof into a triangle then into a cone shape then fill with the melted chocolate. Fold over the top and snip a tiny hole at the end.

Step 7

Pipe 2 eyes and a mouth on each frozen banana then pop them back in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them.

What could I serve with these Boonanas?

These Boonanas are the perfect addition to any Halloween buffet and work really well served alongside the following fun dishes:

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How do you know when these Boonanas are ready?

You’ll need to pop your Boonanas in the freezer until frozen. This shouldn’t take too long – maybe around 5 minutes.

Can you keep Boonanas in the fridge?

You should store your Boonanas in the freezer to avoid the yoghurt coating melting. They should last for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Boonanas?

Yes, you’ll need to store your Boonanas in the freezer. Make sure that the yoghurt coating has frozen properly before you place your Boonanas into any containers or bags.

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Boonanas

These Boonanas are a slimming friendly Halloween treat! You can still join in the fun whilst sticking to plans like calorie counting and Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 70
  • Carbs 9G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 175 g fat free yoghurt you can use any flavour - we used vanilla flavour
  • plain chocolate chips for decoration - calories and Points depend on how many you use

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Instructions

  1. Peel the banana then cut it in half. Slice each half length ways so you have 4 equal pieces.
  2. Carefully insert a lolly ice stick into the cut end so it holds the banana securely.
  3. Dip each banana into the yogurt then place them on a piece of baking parchment.
  4. Put them in the freezer until the yogurt is frozen (this shouldn't take too long).
  5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in short 10 second bursts, checking after each 10 seconds. When they start to melt, stir until they are smooth.
  6. Make a small piping bag using a piece of greaseproof - fold a square of greaseproof into a triangle then into a cone shape then fill with the melted chocolate. Fold over the top and snip a tiny hole at the end.
  7. Pipe 2 eyes and a mouth on each frozen banana then pop them back in the freezer until you're ready to eat them.

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