Maple-Glazed Banana Topping

Jazz up frozen waffles or pancakes with this easy-to-make fruit topping. It’s also delicious on frozen yogurt for an indulgent, simple dessert.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving

2 frozen lowfat whole- grain waffles or pancakes
1 teaspoon trans-fat-free 67% vegetable oil butter spread
¼ cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄8 teaspoon imitation rum flavoring (optional)
1 small banana, peeled and cut diagonally into ½-inch-thick slices
Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Heat waffles in toaster as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter spread over medium-low heat in small skillet. Stir in syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and, if desired, rum flavoring. Add banana and gently stir until coated with syrup mixture. Cook about 1 minute or until banana is heated through.
  3. To serve, stack waffles on plate. Spoon banana mixture on top. If desired, lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar as a garnish.

Per Serving (entire recipe):
calories: 290; 50 calories from fat
total fat: 6 g; 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 0 mg
sodium: 560 mg
total carbohydrates: 64 g
fiber: 5 g
sugars: 17 g
protein: 6 g
vitamins: vitamin A (25% DV), vitamin C (15% DV)
minerals: calcium (6% DV), iron (20% DV)
exchanges: 2 fruit, 2 starch


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