Monday 11 May 2015

Brazilian Coffee Bananas

My big kids enjoy yogurt with some added fresh fruits or berries. This yogurt dessert is so easy to prepare .... just nice to be served right after our dinner ^-^!

Recipe adapted from the cookbook "Desserts All Around The Year" by Martha Day.

Brazilian Coffee Bananas
Serves 2
Ingredients :
2 small ripe bananas
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules or powder
1 tablespoon muscovado sugar
140g Greek-style yogurt (I used low-fat natural yogurt)
1 tablespoon flaked almonds (lightly toasted)

Method :
1) Peel and slice one banana and mash the remaining with a fork.

2) Dissolve the coffee in 1 tablespoon of hot water and stir into the mashed bananas.

3) Spoon a little of the mashed bananas mixture into 2 serving dishes and sprinkle with sugar. Top with a spoonful of yogurt, then repeat until all the ingredients are used up.

4) Swirl the last layer of yogurt for a marbled effect. Finish with a few banana slices and flaked almonds. Serve cold. Best eaten within about an hour of making.

Yummy ... Not too heavy for our after meal dessert. Relax and enjoy a bowl of light and smooth yogurt dessert with a hint of coffee flavour. :D

Linking another Yogurt post to the event " Little Thumbs Up (May 2015: YOGURT) organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl of Baking Taitai



I'm submitting this post to the Best Recipes for Everyone May 2015 Event (Theme: My Favourite Desserts) organized by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-hosted by Aunty Young. 


  1. Simple, light and refreshing dessert to have after dinner, nice! Thanks for sharing with LTU!

  2. Hi Karen,
    I never eat before this Brazilian Coffee Banana, it looks yommy to me. A bowl for me pls.

  3. Hi Karen,
    I never eat before this Brazilian Coffee Banana, it looks yommy to me. A bowl for me pls.

  4. What a simple and light dessert! I don't think I can have it after dinner... scared I cannot sleep after the coffee haha. I'll have it after lunch please!

  5. What a nice and tasty dessert. I like all the ingredients and I am sure would love this dessert!

  6. Karen, what an exotic sounding dessert! And thankfully, it seems quite easy to put together.

  7. Hi Karen,
    This looks easy and good!
    My kids two younger ones will love this but not my eldest cause he doesn't like coffee.
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU!


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