Hello warmer weather! Sunny skies not only means fun outdoor adventures, it also means delicious frozen treats! Celebrate the beautiful weather with these easy to make and healthy chocolate covered frozen banana granola pops.
Frozen Banana Pops
I know what you’re thinking, “How are chocolate covered bananas healthy?” It’s a real thing, I promise. Making this fun treat healthy is all in the ingredients you use.
I like to use organic bananas and dark chocolate for my frozen chocolate banana pops. And because our little one loves bananas (for right now), I have been trying to find ways to mix up his banana eating habits lately.
So when I saw frozen chocolate covered bananas at Disney World during our last visit, I made it my mission to come up with a healthier version that I could feel good about feeding my little guy.
After all, fruit popsicles are a summer delicacy! What could be better than a refreshing, healthy popsicle made in the comfort of your home? The fruit choices are all yours and this homemade popsicles recipe is a cinch!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Bananas
If you know how to make chocolate covered bananas, you know how to make frozen banana pops with granola. The only difference is that you roll the banana popsicle in granola before the dark chocolate sets.
So let’s talk technique.
To make frozen banana granola pops, start by peeling your bananas. Bananas that are a firmer work best for this recipe because they will be easier to dip in the chocolate.
Cut each banana into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on the size of the chocolate treat on a stick you want to serve. Then insert a wooden popsicle stick into the cut end of each piece.
Dip each banana pop into melted dark chocolate, then roll it in a bowl of granola until it is coated. Place the chocolate banana pops onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze for about 2 hours, or until frozen solid.
Easy Recipes with Bananas
If your child is a little banana eating monkey like mine, you might be looking for something outside of a cut banana for your kiddo.
Check out these easy recipes with bananas for a little inspiration.
Banana Oat Pancakes – These pancakes are made with banana and oats, making them a healthy breakfast option.
Banana Walnut Bread – This bread is loaded with ripe bananas, crunchy walnuts, and sweet cinnamon. It’s perfect for an afternoon snack or breakfast onward.
Banana pudding popsicles – These popsicles are made with vanilla yogurt, milk, and mashed bananas. They’re a great way to cool down on a hot day.
Banana yogurt – Smooth and creamy this afternoon snack is always a hit!
Banana chia seed pudding – This pudding is made with almond milk, chia seeds, and bananas. It’s a healthy and filling snack that will keep you going until dinner.
So there you have it! A delicious, frozen chocolate covered banana pops recipe to enjoy this summer.
Be sure to try this recipe out and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Enjoy your healthy, frozen treat!
Frozen Banana Granola Pops
- 4 bananas
- 3 tablespoons Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola
- 6 ounces dark chocolate chips or shards
- 8 Popsicle sticks
• Peel, cut bananas in half crosswise and insert Popsicle sticks. Place on a parchment-lined tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 3 hours.
• Place Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola into a shallow dish. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over low heat, constantly stirring. Pour the chocolate into a tall glass.
• Dip each banana into the chocolate and roll in the granola straightaway. Place on a parchment-lined tray.
• Serve immediately or wrap individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap in the freezer.