Patriotic Banana Split Recipe
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Patriotic Banana Split Recipe

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This lip-smacking salute to summertime is a creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad. A scoop of watermelon, fresh berries and a sweet creamy topping produce a red, white and blue finale to any meal. And best of all, you won't have to worry about you dessert melting!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 medium seedless watermelon
  • 6 large ripe bananas, quartered
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat granola cereal without raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 254 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, marshmallow creme, lemon juice and peel until smooth; set aside. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop six balls from watermelon (save remaining melon for another use). In shallow dessert bowls, arrange four banana quarters; top with a watermelon ball. Spoon cream cheese topping over melon. Sprinkle with blueberries and cereal. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Patriotic Banana Split in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p14

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