I really wanted to call these s’mores cups. I mean, everyone loves s’mores and these have all the components of them… they’re just a bit different.
Graham crackers turn into a crust made from cereal, chocolate turns into, well, a chocolate cake filling, and the marshmallow is replaced with a banana and yogurt mixture that I swear has the exact same texture as the filling of an oreo cookie.
So, you see, these are sort of like s’mores, but then again, sort of not. I figured it was better not to give people any false beliefs, so I stuck with the name Chocolate Banana Cups. It’s a bit boring, I’ll admit, but no one’s going to deny that this recipe is, indeed, for Chocolate Banana Cups.
Ok, so that was sorta boring. Sorry.
Let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? Like the banana frosting stuff on these cups. I mentioned it earlier, but I’ll say it again. Same texture as an Oreo cookie filling. It’s incredible, really. And very delicious.
So is the crust on these things. It’s made with my new favorite cereal, Kashi Crunch!, and has no added fat. Pretty cool, huh? I’d say these little guys as a whole are pretty awesome.
They may not be s’mores, but they’ve definitely got a lot going for them.
Chocolate Banana Cups
- 1 1/3 cup Kashi Crunch! cereal
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tbsp maples syrup
- 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 large, ripe banana, mashed
- scant 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt (just note that using vanilla will make frosting sweeter)
Now, time to healthify an Oreo cookie. Don’t you be thinking this is the last you’ll see of that banana frosting!
Revisited Recipe of the Day:
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Banana Frosting