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Banana Macaroon Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

8-10 servings

A chewy homemade macaroon mixture takes the place traditionally held by cake in this trifle from Barbara Keith. "sometimes I serve the sweet treat in individual cups," shares the Faucett, Missouri reader. No time to bake? Use store-bought macaroons instead.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 to 4 small firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition (mixture will appear curdled). Stir in coconut.
  2. Spread in a well-greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely; crumble. Set aside 1/4 cup for topping.
  3. Just before serving, toss bananas with pineapple juice. In a 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl, layer a third of the macaroon crumbs, whipped topping and bananas. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 300 calories, 12g fat (10g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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