The other day I had a hankering for something sweet and seemingly no where to turn for relief. Having been on weight watchers for about two weeks, I’d made a point not to keep naughty treats in the house. But I wanted something naughty (wink) that night, and I’m not talking about a banana. Chocolate. I needed to have it. There wasn’t much to work with in my sparse kitchen cupboards but I managed to whip up a sweetly satisfying chocolate dessert for about 7 Smart Points. Interested? Read more about this weight watchers friendly zucchini recipe below…
So this recipe is a bit of a cheat because I used a boxed cake mix. Like I said, didn’t have much to work with. But using a ready mix also makes this dessert recipe even easier for us busy moms (and dads).
Weight Watchers Friendly Easy Zucchini Banana Cake
1 box of store bought chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1/3 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt
1 1/4 cup of water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: Fat Free Whipped Cream or Regular Whipped Cream (an additional 1 point for up to 3 tablespoons).
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash and peel zucchinis. Roughly chop and add to food processor and finely mince. There’s lots of water in zucchinis so it will look a little slushy.
3. Peel and smash the bananas. You’ll get a better result if the bananas are really ripe (but not rotten, of course).
4. Open the cake mix and dump into a large bowl.
5. Add water, eggs and Greek yogurt to the mix and whisk together gently.
6. Add minced zucchini and mix.
7. Fold in smashed banana and whisk.
8. Then add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
9. Pour mixture into a 2-qt Baking Dish (7″ x 11″).
10. Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes.
This makes ten (10) generously sized portions. You can definitely cut smaller slices for less points.
Are you on weight watchers? Love zucchini recipes? You can find the recipe here for easy tracking. Alternatively, search for “Easy Zucchini Banana Cake” and you should find it. And please, share your weight watchers friendly recipes with us in the comment sector below.
Happy baking, everyone!
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