Posted by: Kara Lydon, RD | September 21, 2013

Recipe Redux: No Cook Banana Split Cake

I can’t believe we’re already well into September! I’ve been saying my final goodbyes to peaches and tomatoes and am anxiously awaiting my formal introduction to apples and pumpkin. It’s so close I can already taste it. 

But today, all I’m tasting is banana and pineapple. That’s right, people. Get excited. We’re talking banana split. This month’s recipe redux theme is no cook desserts in light of the raw food trend that’s sweetening up all kinds of treats. 

This recipe was adapted by my Grandmother’s original recipe which used mucho butter and eggs. With all due respect to Grandma’s fine baking (love you Gram), I decided to lighten it up by substituting with Greek Yogurt. 

No Cook Banana Split Cake
Ingredients

2c graham cracker crumbs

1/2c melted unsalted butter

8oz Plain Greek Yogurt

2c confectioners sugar

6 bananas, sliced, dipped in lemon juice

20oz can crushed pineapple, drained (I used chopped pineapple and finely chopped via blender)

1 pint heavy cream

6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1/4c finely chopped walnuts

5 or so maraschino cherries, halved

To make the crust, combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter so it crumbles easily. Press firmly into a 13x9in pan. Then combine the Plain Greek Yogurt and confectioners sugar for the filling that will go on top of the crust. Then top filling with bananas and pineapple. For the whipped cream, beat heavy cream until peaks. Then fold in the Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Top the cake with whipped cream, crushed walnuts and maraschino cherries.

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Check out what other treats the recipe reduxers are NOT cooking this month by clicking on the link below.

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Responses

  1. looks great!

  2. Kara this cake looks delicious and a little decadent! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Can’t go past a good banana split! yum

  4. A delicious sounding banana split, Kara!

  5. what a great blast from the past! My grandma used to make this dessert too! Love that you gave it a healthy spin…now I can make it for my kids!


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