The Healthy Hawaiian Chocolate Banana Phyllo Dough Pastry Recipe is scrumptious and it is made with all healthy ingredients.
This fabulous pastry recipe is a wonderful choice for a Sunday brunch breakfast recipe, or a heavenly healthy dessert recipe that could even be topped with frozen yogurt, or just eaten alone.
If you are looking for an amazing healthy pastry recipe made with whole wheat phyllo dough, look no further. Working with phyllo dough is EASY when you know what to do and it is so much fun!
You would NEVER know that this chocolate banana phyllo dough pastry recipe was a healthy dessert made with no refined sugar or butter.
The Healthy Hawaiian Chocolate Banana pastry recipe was named this because it includes everything that is ” wonderfully Hawaiian,” and everything that is so sweet and good. This healthy pastry recipe uses whole wheat phyllo dough, otherwise known as “filo” or fillo dough. The six layers of phyllo dough are filled with “date sweetened” chocolate to coat the bananas. Each phyllo layer is then sprinkled with a mixture of carob chips, coconut, macadamia nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon and date sugar. THIS PHYLLO DOUGH RECIPE IS DELICIOUS!
Can you believe that this entire entire pastry recipe uses only uses 3 tablespoons of healthy date sugar and 1 tablespoon of raw honey. It is a very sweet and delicious treat.
- 6 sheets of whole wheat phyllo dough (can purchase at any health food store in the freezer isle)
- 3 bananas
- 1/4 chopped macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup carob chips
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons nonfat organic yogurt
- 4 tablespoons date sugar (2 tablespoons for the sprinkle and 2 tablespoons for the chocolate sauce)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 3 tablespoons oat bran
- 4 tablespoons of Grape-seed oil
Preheat Oven to 400 F.
1. Make sure that your whole wheat phyllo dough has been at room temperature for 2 hours.
2. To Make the Phyllo Dough Sprinkle:
-Take out a bowl and mix together your nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of date sugar, coconut, chopped macadamia nuts, cinnamon and teaspoon nutmeg.
-Add the carob chips and mix together.
3. To make Your Chocolate Sauce Banana Sauce:
-In a separate bowl, mix 2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder together with the yogurt, 2 tablespoons of date sugar and 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Mix together.
-Add sliced bananas to chocolate sauce and mix so the chocolate is covering the bananas.
4. To Assemble The Phyllo Dough Layers:
A. Take a piece of phyllo dough out on and put it on parchment paper on the counter. (This will help you easily transport it to the oven after you roll it)
B. Take a brush and lightly brush the entire piece of phyllo dough with Grape Seed Oil. (Just as delicious as butter and much healthier)
C. Sprinkle the coconut/nut/carob/date sugar mixture lightly on top. (You will need to do this 5 times between your layers, so space it out accordingly.)
D. Add a second piece of phyllo dough directly on top of the first piece of phyllo dough, and press down gently. Brush on more grape seed oil and add another piece of phyllo dough. Continue with this process 5 times.
E. With your sixth piece of phyllo dough, you will want to do something different. Sprinkle the 3 tablespoons of wheat bran on top of the phyllo dough. (This is important to soak up moisture so the dough doesn’t get soggy)
F. Add your banana mixture in the lower third of your dough.
G. Wrap the dough up like a burrito.
H. Make small slits where you will end up cutting the phyllo dough. Do not cut all the way through. This step helps you cut it after it is baked.
I. Brush the outside with a light coat of grape seed oil.
Bake at 400 F for 30 Minutes.
This whole wheat phyllo dough pastry recipe is delicious when served right out of the oven. I recommend eating this tasty pastry right away, as it does not store well.
Cheers to healthy living, healthy kids and enjoying it every step of the way!