Both of my kids beg for bananas. Great, right? I used to think so too. There’s so many great nutrients in a banana. One large banana yields 20% of the daily Vitamin C and 25% of the daily Vitamin B6, a great source of fiber, helps with digestion, and a great source of potassium and magnesium. Who doesn’t want their kid eating bananas? But lately, they both take like three bites of the banana and then bring it to me and say they are done? Umm, nope. What’s that saying? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Except, they’ve fooled me about fifty-eleven times now. Up until recently, when I was like nope, no more bananas.
Of course, they keep asking. I needed to figure out a way that we could all be happy. I didn’t want to waste food (or feel like I needed to eat the leftovers–come on we all know moms eat the leftovers because we feel bad about wasting food).
Insert these Coconut Peanut Butter Banana Bites. It’s a way for me to not only split one banana between both of the girls, but I can also freeze whatever they don’t eat for later, thus always having a fun snack on hand all the time. It’s a win/win for everyone.
Watch them make it, then keep reading & grab the recipe below:
On top of all of that, it’s something that our 4 year old can make completely on her own. She knows how to peel a banana, use can cut it using our nylon kid safe knives, spoon the peanut butter, and top with coconut. Voila! Done! The 1 1/2 year old has a little bit of work to do before she’s ready to make these on her own. When she was done (as you can kind of see in the video below) it just looks like it’s supposed to be a topping of some sort. Either way she was happy with her progress.
- 1 banana
- peanut butter (or alternative butter)
- shredded coconut
- Cut banana into desired size chunks
- Spoon peanut butter on top of the bananas.
- Top with shredded coconut.
- Freeze for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Store any leftovers in an air-tight freezer container in the freezer.
This things may help your littles make this recipe!