These frozen bananas are a simple and satisfying summer snack. Coat them in fun toppings like chopped nuts, sweet granola, or coloured sprinkles!
- 3 large bananas (ripe but firm is best)
- Popsicle sticks
- ⅓ cup natural smooth peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, divided
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- Toppings of choice: chopped nuts, granola, Qi'a™ Superfood, chia seeds, matcha powder, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, vegan caramel sauce, sprinkles, etc.
- Peel the bananas and slice in half widthwise. Push a popsicle stick into the bottom of each banana half.
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the peanut butter and 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Stir until melted and smooth. Coat each banana half in the peanut butter mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a small tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.
- Create a double boiler by filling a small saucepan with 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cover with a metal bowl so it is snug but doesn’t touch the water. Add the chocolate chips and remaining 2 teaspoons coconut oil and stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Coat each frozen banana in the melted chocolate mixture and immediately cover with desired toppings. Place back on the parchment-lined tray and freeze until chocolate is solidified, at least one hour.
Tip: Try adding Qi'a™ Superfood as a delicious topping for your banana pops!
Nicole Axworthy is a Canadian recipe developer and food photographer. She is the author of DIY Vegan, a cookbook that teaches you how to make your own vegan staples from scratch, and host of the popular food blog, A Dash of Compassion. Nicole holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.