Banana Snack Recipes for Kids

January 20, 2021

I don’t know about you but my kids are constantly eating us out of house and home. When they’re not at school they seem to require feeding every 2 hours or needing to know what snack or meal is coming next! I wanted to make a few snacks that the kids would consider treats but also had some nutritional benefit to them.

These banana recipes can be enjoyed by parents as well as children and I for one need a boost in the afternoon after helping the kids with their home learning during lockdown.

Banana snacks suitable for toddlers?

All three of these snacks could make good banana snack ideas for toddlers with a just a few tweaks suitable to your own child.

The first snack your little can use chopsticks to try and eat. This will aid them with their fine motor skills and pincer grip.

You may need to adapt the slicing of your child’s snack to the appropriate size for the age of your child to prevent choking hazards.

Banana Sushi

First up is banana sushi. Such a fun snack idea that is also filling. Simply use the same toppings we used or you could make them with these toppings or alternatively add or switch up the toppings.

Take a soft tortilla wrap either white or wholemeal and spread some peanut butter on 3/4 of the wrap and some chocolate hazelnut spread on the remaining wrap. Take your banana and straighten it out slightly and don’t worry if it cracks in places. Place the banana on the edge of the wrap and then roll it up quite tightly.

Slice the banana roll up into sushi sized slices and serve with chopsticks for some chopstick practice!

Tip – To make it healthier use wholenut peanut butter

Banana Sushi

Banana, peanut butter and chcolate spread sushi snack wrap
Prep Time 7 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Snack, treats
Cuisine American, Asian, British
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tortilla wrap
  • 1 heaped tbsp Smooth peanut butter
  • tsp Hazlenut Spread

Instructions
 

  • Take the tortilla wrap and cover 3/4 of the wrap in smooth peanut butter, then spread the remaining 1/4 wrap with chocolate spread.
  • Place the banana on the end of the wrap and roll it up quite tightly.
  • Slice it into sushi sized slices and enjoy!
Keyword banana snacks, kids snacks, kids treats, no bake recipe, peanut butter snacks, sushi, tortilla wrap recipe

Chunky Monkey Banana Bites

We have named these chunky monkey banana bites. Again filled with peanut butter but this time sealed in some dark chocolate. I feel that the dark chocolate can be classed as being good for you!

Tip – The addition of some coconut oil to the melted dark chocolate gives it a nice sheen and smooth consistency to the chocolate topping. With leftover chocolate you can coat the banana fully in the chocolate. Alternatively you can increase the chocolate and coat them all fully.

Chunky Monkey Banana Recipes

A treat snack of banana, peanut butter and chocolate
Prep Time 15 mins
2 hours plus 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert, snacks, treats
Cuisine American, British

Equipment

  • baking paper

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 100 g Dark chcolate
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Warm the peanut butter for 30 secs in the microwave
  • Slice the bananas roughly a 1/4 inch thick and place on a baking paper lined tray
  • Spread 1/2 teaspoon of the warmed peanut butter onto the banana slices.
  • Place the sandwiched bananas into the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for 10-20 seconds at a time.
  • Take the bananas out the freezer and dip into the melted chocolate and place back on the cold baking paper
  • Pop back into the freezer on the tray. After 15 minutes you can trasfer to a freezer bag and keep them stored in there and take them out as and when required.
Keyword banana and peanut butter recipes, banana bites, banana recipe, banana snacks, peanut butter recipe

Snowman Kebab

This is one from my January activities for kids – Seasonal play ideas post

All you need is 

Banana 

Hat – Strawberry / Raspberries / Grapes / Blueberries 

Eyes and buttons – Currants 

Nose – Carrot 

Kebab stick 

Let your little one slice up the banana. With supervision help them thread the banana onto the kebab stick and add the fruit to make a bobble hat. Gently press currants into the banana for eyes and buttons. Then take a small piece of carrot and place as his nose. You could always serve with some squirty cream for snow!

Banana Snowman

A banana fruit kebab in the fun shape of a snowman
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course fruit, healthy, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 2

Equipment

  • wooden skewer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Strawberries or raspberries
  • 2 grapes or blueberries
  • 10 currants
  • tiny piece Carrot

Instructions
 

  • Slice the banana into chunky slices – set aside 6 slices
  • Stick the kebab stick through 3 slices of banana
  • Add fruit to the top of the banana snowman
  • Press currants for eyes and buttons
  • Press a small piece of carrot for the nose

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