Bananas are a major staple around our house for breakfast, recipe add-ins (great substitute for eggs) and as snacks. But what to do with a banana that's past its prime like this one?
Make Banana Sunbutter Frozen Pops of course!
This is definitely a fun way to use up those bananas. First, cut your banana into 4 slices (depending on the size of your banana, or how big you want your pops to be!).
Then push your popsicle sticks into the banana pieces.
You could use any kind of popsicle stick (I even used a chopstick once, but that's not necessarily toddler friendly). I found these lollipop sticks at Michael's that worked well.
Then, spread your Sunbutter (or nut butter of choice) all over the sides and top of the banana. Doesn't have to be perfect - just slather it on!
Then roll your "Sunbuttered" banana in anything you choose! I chose two sweet options and two cereal options. Here they are in order"
- Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
- Enjoy Life Flax Cereal - add a nice crunchy texture
- Gluten-free Rice Krispies
The cereal options could be used as a great breakfast alternative, and the sweet options are great for dessert and for fun!
Put your pops on a piece of wax paper on a plate or tray, cover, and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Here's what they look like after they've been frozen for a few hours - frosty and tasty!
I have fond memories as a little girl of buying a chocolate covered banana from the ice cream truck that drove around my neighborhood during the summers. My son currently can't eat anything from an ice cream truck, but he can definitely eat these Banana Sunbutter Frozen Pops!