Chocolate Banana Swirl – Gluten-Free

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If you have never eaten ricotta cheese for dessert, you are in for a treat. Some of us could eat ricotta cheese mixed with sugar by the spoonful! Add gluten-free chocolate pieces or raspberries for a nice twist.

4 servings


- 2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 medium banana, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


  1. Mix together the ricotta cheese, cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar and brown sugar until blended well.
  2. Taste the mixture and add extra sweetener if desired.
  3. Separate the ricotta mixture into 4 individual dessert cups.
  4. Top with sliced banana, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.


Tip: The ricotta mixture can be made without adding cocoa powder.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

Nutrition Facts per Serving

  • Calories: 231
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 38 mg
  • Sodium: 156 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 14.6 g
  • Calcium: 344 mg
  • Iron:


Recipe from 2012 National Nutrition Month РProvided courtesy of John Wiley & Sons, from Easy Gluten-Free: Expert Nutrition Advice with More than 100 Recipes by Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, and Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN and American Dietetic Association. ©2010, John Wiley & Sons

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