Have you starred at your refrigerator trying to find the perfect food to snack on? Have you looked at your pantry hoping something would just jump out to satisfy that sweet craving? You’re not alone! Just the other day I found myself in such predicament. And worse yet, I haven’t been able to grocery shop so there weren’t many ingredients to play with. Despite those difficulties I was pleasantly surprised at the perfect treat I was able to make with just 4 ingredients you probably have in your pantry!
This Banana and Peanut Butter Mousse is creamy and sweet; and making it in little desert shot glasses gives you just the right portion and hits the spot for desert or a mid-afternoon snack. You’ll need about 1 banana for 2 servings. Bananas are the one fruit I don’t run out of too easy. Sometimes I wonder if the cashier at the grocery store scratches her head when I go through with 4-5 bunches each shopping trip. There are only 4 of us in the house, but at an average of 1.5 bananas each per day, well you do the math!
The second ingredient is the Once Again Creamy Peanut Butter, about 2 tablespoons per banana, mash the bananas and add the peanut butter mixing it well. For better results use a blender. That’s it for the bottom layer, the middle is a graham cracker crushed up, and the top is a tablespoon of vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. That’s it! See, quick and simply delicious.
I made this for desert on a Friday night, there were 2 left over that were stored in the refrigerator. Saturday morning during my usual jog I beat my minutes per mile record, and I think it might just be the race back to the house to enjoy the left overs before someone else had the idea! It was the perfect snack for my post run refuel, protein and energy to restore my muscles.
Sometimes the best recipes are born out of “necessity” with a little creativity,
2 Tbsp. Once Again Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Graham Cracker
2-3 Tbsp. Vanilla Greek yogurt
Mash up banana and mix in the Once Again Peanut Butter, for smoother results use a blender. Add it to the bottom of the desert dish, then crush the graham cracker using the back of spoon and a plastic sealed bag. Add the crumbs as the middle layer, and top it off with about a tablespoon of vanilla Greek yogurt. May store in refrigerator for 24hrs, note the banana will get a little darker with time.