{Healthy} Frozen Banana Pops

With a freezer already full of two ingredient ice cream, frozen bananas waiting to be turned into smoothies, and a few beginning to speckle bananas in the fruit bowl, I decided we’d try something new today… A much healthier version of one of my childhood favourites – frozen chocolate-dipped bananas from Dairy Queen (does anyone remember those?)

IMG 6878Our line up of ingredients: bananas, all-natural peanut butter, wooden popsicle sticks, and toppings. (Grae picked sesame seeds, organic raisins, sunflower seeds, and organic brown rice puffs, but almost anything would work… Dried cranberries, chopped nuts, and granola would be yummy too.)

IMG 6883To get started, peel a couple of bananas.

IMG 6884And then chop them roughly in half.

IMG 6886Now for the messy part… Spread your peanut butter on the banana halves. (Gracen started by spreading peanut butter on one side, then I’d insert the popsicle stick, flip the banana over, and gently cover the other side.)

IMG 6889It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you want most of your banana covered in a layer of peanut butter by the time you’re through.

IMG 6892Next, take your banana and roll it in the topping(s) of your choice.  Larger items, such as raisins, can be added by hand afterwards.

IMG 6894Place your pops on a tray and pop them in the freezer for at least an hour or so.

IMG 6901In the meantime, let your little munchkin {messily} lick the spoon and snack on the leftovers.

IMG 6916Once they’re at least semi-frozen, serve them as a snack or for dessert.

IMG 6898Or heck, why not breakfast?! If there’s ever been a breakfast-appropriate popsicle, this has got to be it.

{Healthy} Frozen Banana Pops

  • Bananas
  • All-natural nut butter
  • Toppings of your choice
  • Wooden popsicle sticks

Peel your bananas and chop in half.  Gently cover the bananas in nut butter and insert your wooden popsicle sticks. Holding onto the stick, roll your banana in the desired toppings.  Place on a tray or baking sheet and freeze.

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “{Healthy} Frozen Banana Pops

  1. Taryn says:

    This sounds awesome- healthy and refreshing! It’s been 35+ degrees here lately, we need a treat like this to stay cool.

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