How to make frozen banana pops
ParentMap and PCC have partnered to produce an exciting new web series called Healthy Kids Cook, designed to encourage families to make a healthy habit of cooking fresh food together in the kitchen. Each month, PCC Chef Jackie Freeman hosts families in the PCC kitchen to create a healthy and fun-to-make recipe featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables. In this episode, 5-year-old Sameeksha and her mother Padmaja learn how to make frozen banana pops (see full recipe below) — a delicious, nutritious and fun-to-make recipe that even very young children can master.
Recipe: Frozen Banana Pops
A perfect anytime treat, these pops are packed with protein and fiber; yet, they’re so fun and tasty, your kids will love snacking on them!
2 organic bananas, peeled and cut in half
4 Popsicle sticks
½ cup nut butter, hazelnut-chocolate spread or plain or flavored yogurt
½ cup topping of choice (see note)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Carefully insert a opsicle stick into each banana piece. Use a butter knife to cover the banana with the nut butter, spread or yogurt.
Place your toppings in a shallow bowl or plate. Roll the banana in the toppings, using your hands, if necessary, to make sure the banana gets well-coated. Place the coated banana on the parchment paper; repeat with the remaining bananas.
Freeze for 3 hours. Enjoy or store in a sealed bag in the freezer for one week.
Note: Some of our favorite toppings include:
- Granola or cereal (You’ll find a wide selection of granola in our bulk department, including options that are kid-tested and –approved through our PCC Kid Picks program.)
- Crushed nuts or pretzels
- Shredded coconut or other dried fruit (such as raisins and cranberries)
- Sunflower or sesame seeds
Recipe by Jackie Freeman, PCC Chef
PCC has created a Kid Picks program that encourages children to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.
Our new web series Healthy Kids Cook uses that same concept and brings it one step further: To home, where you get to cook all that delicious and nutritious food! Time together in the kitchen is one of the best ways to lead your child down the path of lifelong healthy eating habits!
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