Chocolate Banana Strudel

Moderate
Servings: 8
Prep: 20 minutes
12 minutes

Summary

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Winter is winding down, but there are still some chilly days to come. If you have to stay inside, why not be cozy and enjoy a slice of chocolate banana strudel?

Sweet and comforting, it’s also good for you.

Chocolate and bananas have potassium, fiber and flavonoids, and a serving of this strudel is only 182 calories—less than many slices of pie or cake.

Isn’t it great that you can be healthy and treat yourself to a yummy dessert?

Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research. View more recipes at aicr.org/healthyrecipes.

Ingredients

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Cooking spray
8 (9" x 14") sheets phyllo pastry*
2 Tbsp. canola oil
8 Tbsp. whole-wheat panko
3 oz. dark chocolate (72 percent), finely chopped – until it resembles grated chocolate, divided
4 just-ripe large bananas, peeled and halved crosswise
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp. water
8 large fresh strawberries
*If you can find only 13" x 18" sheets, cut in half to make 13" by 9" sheets.

Preparation

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  1. Place a sheet of phyllo on wax paper with narrow end toward you.
  2. Brush it lightly with oil.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon panko over phyllo.
  4. Set a banana half 2 inches above bottom of phyllo.
  5. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon chocolate over and around banana.
  6. Lifting bottom edge of phyllo up over banana, roll it over, covering banana.
  7. Fold in sides, then finish rolling banana in phyllo.
  8. Transfer phyllo roll to prepared baking sheet.
  9. Repeat, wrapping remaining banana halves.
  10. Brush top, sides and ends of phyllo rolls liberally with beaten egg.
  11. Using small, sharp knife, make 2 diagonal slits in phyllo to let steam escape.
  12. Discard remaining egg.
  13. Bake phyllo rolls for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. Cool baked phyllo rolls on baking sheet for 20 minutes.
  15. Meanwhile, place strawberry with bottom toward you and make 4 or 5 vertical cuts from base to near top, just below hull.
  16. Gently press on strawberry to fan out slices.
  17. To serve, transfer warm phyllo rolls to individual dessert plates.
  18. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon grated chocolate over each roll.
  19. Place a fanned strawberry on plate, and serve.