Loco Kids: Crunchy Banana Pops Recipe

We LOOOOOVE finding stuff for the kiddos that makes them think they’re indulging their sweet tooth, when really they’re being healthy…Don’t reveal that to them until they’ve licked their fingers for the final time.  Bananas are one of those things that whether dressed up or down are as delicious as they are nutritious, so I say BRING on the Chaquitas.  Ei yi yi yiiiiiiiii! *picture me with a fruity headpiece and coconut bra*

This delish recipes comes from our favorite Evolving Mommy, Catherine, of duh – Evolving Mommy.  Love her personally, I also love her sweet and crunchy ways and so do the kids.  Get the kids involved and try this one this weekend!

Crunchy Banana Pop Ingredients
(makes 4 pops)

2 medium bananas
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup Granola, or other cereal (Go Lean Crisp works well)
four popsicle sticks

Cover a small baking sheet in waxed paper and set aside. Lightly crush cereal using your fingers. Cut bananas in half and peel them. Gently push popsicle sticks about 2/3 of the way into the cut end of the banana halves.

Work with one banana pop at a time. Spoon about 2 tablespoons yogurt onto banana and spread it around creating a thick and even layer of yogurt over the surface of the banana.

Sprinkle about a quarter of the cereal on the banana lightly pressing the cereal into the yogurt. Make sure to coat the yogurt completely with cereal.

Lay the yogurt and cereal covered banana on the waxed paper covered baking sheet and start on the next banana. When each banana is covered place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours. If you are not planning to eat them the same day wrap each crunchy banana pop in waxed paper to help it stay fresh.

Enjoy!

*If you are looking to jazz up your crunchy banana pops with a little something extra sweet you can try different types of flavored yogurt or cereals. You can also mix in chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips or sprinkles with your cereal coating to add extra flavor, color or crunch.

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1 Comment

  • July 29, 2011

    Lori Lavender Luz

    Love it because it has all the necessary ingredients: delicious, nutritious, and easy!