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Banana-Rama: 8 Banana Recipes

by Holly Kapherr


Banana-Rama: 8 Banana Recipes

Packed with potassium for healthy muscle function, bananas just might be the perfect fruit for kids. Try our banana smoothie recipe and seven other ways to enjoy this kid-pleasing fruit.

Packed with potassium for healthy muscle function, bananas just might be the perfect fruit for kids.

1 Pop Goes the Naner
Puree bananas and blueberries with apple-sauce and a few tablespoons of water. Pour into ice-pop molds and freeze.

2 Peanut Butter Puppy
Spread 1 Tbsp peanut butter and 1 Tbsp of your favorite jam on a hot dog bun and place a peeled banana in the center.

3 Tropical Freeze
Skewer half a banana. Dip in melted chocolate or peanut-butter chips, then roll in crushed peanuts or chopped almonds and freeze.

4 Fro-Yo for Breakfast
Slice a banana into 1-inch rounds. Using a toothpick, dip each piece in flavored yogurt, then dip in granola. Place on a baking sheet and freeze.

5 Southern Sweet
Layer crushed vanilla wafers, banana pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped cream in a cup. Top with caramel sauce.

6 Smoothie Operator
Combine 1 banana, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 cup chocolate almond milk, and 1 cup ice. Blend until smooth. Freeze overripe bananas to us in smoothies.

7 Chips Off the Block
Slice bananas thinly and place on a baking sheet in a single layer without touching each other. Brush with 1 Tbsp lemon juice and bake in a 200°F oven for 2 hours, or until dry and crispy.

8 Banana Choco-dilla
Place sliced bananas, slivered almonds, and chocolate chips in a whole-wheat tortilla. Fold the tortilla over (for one serving) or cover with another tortilla (for two servings) and cook in a skillet over low heat until chocolate melts.