Banana Pops

It’s getting to be that time again… popsicle season!   We decided to make it simple and use one of the cubs favorite ingredients – Bananas!

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First, we prepared all the toppings.  The Cub peeled the bananas and cut them in half.   This step uses her fine motor skills.

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Grandma DiDi demonstrated inserting the popsicle sticks after the Cub was finished cutting the bananas.

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The Cub gave it a go although it was hard to not push the stick all the way through the banana. Patience and practice make perfect.

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Next up the cub needed to choose her toppings, but first, of course, she needed to taste them all!!

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Grandma DiDi rolled some of the bananas in peanut butter and others in greek yogurt; making sure to cover them well.

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After laying the bananas on a flat parchment lined surface, the Cub got busy decorating them with our toppings – coconut, granola and hemp seeds.

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After sitting in the freezer for an hour they are ready to eat! We let her decorate one with fancy sprinkles. Guess which one she ate first?!

Banana Pops

Ingredients

  • Bananas, cut in half
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Nut butter of your choice
  • Yogurt
  • Shredded coconut
  • Granola
  • Sprinkles
  • Hemp seeds
  • Or any topping of your choice (chocolate would be great, too)

Directions

  1. Peel and cut bananas in half
  2. Push popsicle sticks into banana (at least an inch and a half)
  3. Roll and completely cover banana in either yogurt or nut butter
  4. Lay flat on parchment paper
  5. Sprinkle or roll on topping of choice
  6. Freeze for at least 1 hour
  7. Enjoy!

*You can store in the freezer in a air-tight container.

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