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Breakfast Banana Pops

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It’s like summer on a popsicle stick.

How amazing are these Breakfast Banana Pops from @choccoveredkt?! These make breakfast FUN for the kids and are a sure way to fill their bellies in the morning. Instructions here:

Kid Friendly!

Today’s post is especially great for kids or people who hate to cook. These banana pops are pretty darn easy to make. When I was little, we’d make these “nana pops” weekly during the summer months, rolling the bananas in anything from cinnamon-sugar to crushed chocolate-chip cookies!

yogurt covered bananas

How amazing are these Breakfast Banana Pops from @choccoveredkt?! These make breakfast FUN for kids and are a sure way to fill their bellies in the morning. Instructions here:

Breakfast Banana Pops

(2 bananas makes 4 pops)

  • bananas (Or try this idea with strawberries, pineapple, etc.)
  • yogurt of choice (Wholesoy, Almond Dream, Silk, etc.)
  • granola of choice, or crushed cookies or Healthy Graham Crackers
  • add-on ideas: mini chocolate chips, coconut shreds, cinnamon sugar, raisins, etc.
  • popsicle sticks or silverware to insert in the bananas

Procedure: Pour granola into a very shallow dish or plate. Peel bananas, cut in half, and insert popsicle sticks. Dip into yogurt (or coat with a knife), then roll into granola and add-ons. (I stuck the chips on by hand, after rolling in the granola.) Place on a parchment or wax-lined tray and freeze. Keep uneaten pops in the freezer.

View Banana Pops Nutrition Facts

breakfast banana pops

If you’re anything like me (or if your weather is anything like Texas’), you cringe at the thought of heating up the oven when it’s so hot outside. That’s why I’ve been focusing so much on the no-bake recipes lately.

MORE RECIPES HERE: Over 50 Healthy Recipes – NO oven required

banana pops

yogurt covered bananas

These pops are great for snack or as part of breakfast. For a balanced breakfast (especially good for cooling off after a hot morning workout), I recommend serving with something savory.

Such as one of my favorite recipes:

tofu scramble

Eggless Breakfast Scramble

Did you like helping out in the kitchen as a kid?

I especially liked doing dishes! :)

I also rolled cookies (and ate the dough), stirred ingredients, peeled carrots… and my sister and I would always fight over who got to mash potatoes. But mostly… I liked eating the cookie dough. Big help I was.

Side note: I know a lot of people have asked about the boy, and I’ll write more about it later this week. I wasn’t sure how to introduce him, and I guess I picked an awkward way of doing it. Also: I currently have over 7 pages of unanswered recipe questions from readers, so if you asked a question and haven’t heard back from me, please know I’m doing my best to answer as many as possible in a timely manner. I know it sucks to type out a question and never receive an answer. (If you ever know the answer to a question someone’s asked on one of my posts, please feel free to jump in and answer!)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Morgan @ Crazy 4 Oats says:

    Yum! Those look like the perfect summer treat! They remind me of a healthier alternative to s’mores (which is my favorite dessert!)

  2. Juliana says:

    I love these!!! :) So glad I have plenty of bananas ready!
    And I’ve always loved helping out in the kitchen (I’m only 15, but my family already jokes that the kitchen is “mine”). I think it runs in my blood!

    1. Dallas says:

      i also looooveee baking in the kitchen, but i don’t think my family is so enthusiastic about everything i make :) for some reason, even when i follow recipes my food comes out sort of lumpy, sometimes tasty, and… unique.

    2. This comment made my day! I started taking over my kitchen when I was about your age too! My family said they couldn’t wait to get me to college so they could have a chance at our kitchen 😛

      Check out my latest recipe @

      1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

        Yay! we’re the same age!
        Except I hate helping in the kitchen. ANd cooking does NOT run in my blood by any stretch of the imagination :)

  3. Dallas says:

    looks great for a simple, healthy morning breakfast. and it’s nice to get away from all that cereal…:)

  4. Kimberly says:

    I am bananas about bananas!

    Sorry about that horrible joke – but, seriously, bananas are my favorite! Definitely going to try this out!


  5. Sophie says:

    Those things are so cute!

    I’m going to have to try them soon with bananas and strawberries.

    Thanks for the awesome idea!

  6. Samantha says:

    Good morning! 7 pages of unanswered questions…I got tired on your behalf just thinking about it.

    I did laugh about the boyfriend comment. Eh, your blog, your life. you introduce however you guys wants. :)

    Have a great day, and love the cute banana idea!

    You know my greater helping out in the kitchen memory is not so much with my mom as with my Grammy. I think I was in the way with my mom (our kitchen was tiny).

  7. Debbie says:

    These look great! I just ran out of bananas yesterday, this is a great reason to go get some later. I loved helping out in the kitchen when I was younger. I had my own little stool so I could reach the counter and be in on all the action.

  8. Omigosh! Those sound delicious & pretty easy to make! Mmmm!

  9. I feel ya about not wanting to turn on the oven in the summer… I live in Minnesota (yes I know shocker it gets hot here too!) and I don’t have air conditioning, so its a whooping 90 degrees in here! It kills me not to ba able to use the oven, so I’ve been working on some no bake recipes too (Cookie Butter!!). Love the idea of covering the bananas in yogurt. Chocolate covered bananas are my favorite, so I’ll have to try this out. :)
    As for cooking when I was younger…I LOVED IT! My sister and I were always videoing our own cooking shows. They are pretty funny to look back on. Was anyone into using their EasyBake Oven as much as I was? I once made my mom a 11 layered cake with it. You know how long that must have taken? Haha. Good times.

  10. I love this idea! How cute and tasty! I loved to help out when I was little. I think that’s one reason I love to cook now. I also ate a wider variety of foods by helping out in the kitchen because I saw what was being made and got to test it all the way from prep to finished meal.

  11. what a fun treat for summer!! yum! they look delicious!

  12. Cute idea. :) I actually didn’t really like helping in the kitchen as a kid, which is funny because now I love being in the kitchen!

  13. I always wanted to help out in the kitchen as a kid, but my mom was far too practical for that (kids make messes!). Now I like to have my kids help out with the cooking as much as possible. My 3 year old just helped me make some pancakes this morning! She loves to cook & I want to encourage her inner chef as much as possible.

    Beautifully simple recipe Katie, my kids will love it! Thank you.

  14. AH those are awesome! WHY did it take this long for those to come into my life?? Making them pronto. Also, I can’t imagine what you could be saving for the cookbook when the blog posts are this great. thanks katie!

    1. Aw thanks, Shannon. It’s really hard… I can’t even tell you how much I want to post the cinnamon rolls :-?.

      1. :) says:

        No… there are cinnamon rolls.. no… why would you say that… I hate to make it worse, but please post the cinnamon rolls…now I’m just trying to figure out what they’re made of… I now it’s hard for you not to post the recipes… but think about how hard it is for me now that I know there are cinnamon rolls… :S…I”m going to eat my bananas and dream about cinnamon rolls.. :D..The banana idea is great .. I’m going to try it NOW. xo

  15. Lauren says:

    I hated helping in the kitchen when I was young. I always did like cooking and watching my mom bake though!

  16. OH MY GOSH!!!! Those are SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 I love frozen bananas — I am so glad that we bought some more today at HEB. :)

  17. Janet says:

    What a great way to use up all those bananas that are getting too ripe too fast. I usually throw them in the freezer to use in a banana bread or to grind up in my Magic Bullet to eat as banana “ice cream”. I just have to find the room for them in my freezer!

  18. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

    Funny… my sister just thought about making our usual “naner-pops”! Great minds think alike. Well, we’re talking about my sister here…so… never mind :)
    And my sister and I fight about who HAS to help my mom. We both hate it fiercely.
    And like Shannon said above… what on earth is in the cookbook?!?! especially after the chocolate cake the other day. You have a hard time on your hands now :)

    1. It’s especially hard when people keep leaving comments, criticizing what I’m posting. I want to scream: Trust me, people. There’s a lot more! 😉
      I wish I could post it all!

  19. How fun! ….What a great snack! I think I’ll cover my banana in marshmallow cream and then dip in gram crackers and chocolate chips. Yep—taking it a step too far! :)
    I’m going to blame that on being pregnant!

  20. Such a simple, yet brilliant idea!

  21. Such a simple yet genius idea! I grew up in Houston and my Mom would practically not let me bake at all in the summer :)

  22. I LOVED helping out! Haha my mom probably found me as more of a nuisance though!

    1. I’m betting my mom did, too. Especially when I ate the dough 😕

  23. Julia says:

    My kid will love these! Great idea, Katie!

  24. Beth Berens says:

    what a genius idea! I love bananas, yogurt, and oatmeal, and I LOVE frozen bananas. I usually grind it up with yogurt, to create an ice cream type of dessert, but this is fantastic as well. Easy on the go, on a hot day. I’m already thinking of vaiations and add-ons I’d like to do – most of them involve peanut butter.
    Thanks for the great idea!

  25. Destinie says:

    Awesome!! But it won’t let me pin it :(

    1. Really? That’s weird… Can you tell me what error message you’re getting?

    2. I think there is something going on with the pinterest site in general, because I am trying to pin this recipe and a few others from different sites and it says “this author does not allow pins” which is untrue because I have pinned from these sites before.

      1. Weird… but then again, Pinterest has a lot of glitches. It’s telling me I’m following over 40,000 people, and even the support team doesn’t know why!
        In any case, you can always try re-pinning it from here:

  26. These are so adorable! I am totally keeping this in mind next time I baby-sit 😀

  27. Banana-addicted chocoholic says:

    Great idea. It’s a good thing I absolutely LOVE bananas. My only problem with them is that they’re not chocolate… so .. I just add them to chocolate. I’m a banana addicted chocoholic.. and with the chocolate chips this recipe is just for me or Maybe I should make chocolate pops with banana pieces… hmm… or maybe I should just make chocolate pops with chocolate pieces and eat my banana later.. yep that sounds good… LOL.. great idea I’ll be trying it out soon. Ohh.. and btw I’d run if I were you because if you really are chocolate-covered there’s a pretty good chance I’m going to eat you.. 😀

    Sorry for all the chocolate jokes, I just can’t describe how much I love chocolate and your blog. I make a lot of the recipes for my mother too and she never believes me when I tell her that what she’s eating is actually healthy. Have a nice day.. :)

    1. Sorry for talking about chocolate? You should never say “sorry” and “chocolate” in the same sentence.
      Unless, of course, you’re saying, “I’m sorry I don’t have more chocolate.” :)

  28. so much fun! I know a lot of these kinds of craft/cooking recipes are meant for kids but I find I enjoy food so much more when I have fun prepping it haha!

  29. Smisteph says:

    Hmmmm…I’m thinking I need to spread the bananas with peanut butter, or better yet, Nutella instead of yogurt! Then add granola, coconut and, of course, a little more chocolate!! Great idea!!

  30. Robyn says:

    I love this idea! I have a current obsession with Banana and Granola and chocolate never fail to please! Will have to give this a try when we have some good yoghurt in the house! ( and some popsicle sticks!)

  31. Tanya says:

    Wow, Katie!!! You do have almond yogurt in the US?
    I so regret not living there anymore =(

  32. jenn a. says:

    would peanutbutter work in place of yogurt? just another thought…

    1. Peanut butter would always be good! I don’t think it’d freeze well, but maybe if you used my recipe for PB magic shell? I like your idea!

      1. jenn a. says:

        ooh magic shell is a nice meeting point! i will definitely try!

  33. These looks great.
    When I was younger we made banana pop dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkles so this is def a healthier option!
    7 pages of unanswered questions! is that just about cooking!?
    Love your work Katie x

    1. Pretty much. And many of the questions are exactly the same. I think I need to make separate FAQ pages just for the Deep Dish Cookie Pie, 3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars, and Chocolate Frosting Shots :-?.

  34. Kara says:

    Yummmmm! Granola without banana is no granola at all.
    Hey I was thinking the other day – and maybe you’ve already thought to put something like this in your cookbook, if so I apologize – but have you ever considered experimenting with indulgent-yet-healthy granola or muesli cereal recipes?

    1. I do have a granola recipe for the book. But I love your idea for muesli… I haven’t had muesli in so long, but I used to love it. :)

  35. Moni Meals says:

    These are so awesome Katie. My type of breakfast any day or a anytime snack, thanks!

  36. My kids would love this… they see Bananas as a “treat” food and I have to hide as if it were chocolate because they LOVE bananas… my 2 year old would eat them peel and all if I let him!!

  37. Erin says:

    I made these today – they were really good! Though I had some difficulty because all I had on hand was greek yogurt, which is much thicker (and less liquid-y) than regular or soy yogurt. It still worked all right though :)

  38. Crystal says:

    What a GREAT idea for kids!! I am going to make this for my kids this weekend for a special breakfast treat!! I think I will omit the chocolate (since it’s for breakfast) and add unsweetened coconut and maybe some crushed nuts!! YUMM!!

  39. I LOVE bananas! This recipe looks like the perfect treat! Thanks so much for the post and great pictures!

    Check out my latest recipe @

  40. Never really thought to do this! It’s an awesome idea. I got an extra banana that I might coconut-ize :) Thanks for the idea!!!

  41. Emma says:

    I love how creative your recipes are Katie! You always surprise me xx

  42. Jessica says:

    This looks soo good I’m on my way to try it right now! (Hahaha breakfast? Too far away)

  43. This is so genius for having fun with kids! AND getting them to eat healthy snacks~~~

  44. I really dislike bananas, so I might try them with something else. Maybe they would work with something like coconut milk (mixed with cocoa) 😀 I really want to like bananas, but I just can’t seem to :(

    I really liked healping mommy inthe kitchen, but we hada really small one so I was mostly in the way. Now we have a bigger kitchen with a lot more space, but it’s still a bit small for two, so I don’t get to help out a lot.

    7 pages, gives me a headache just thinking about it :S

  45. Kara says:

    These are so adorable!! Can’t wait to hear more about the boy!

  46. Elizabeth says:

    This is a wonderful idea. My two will gobble these up in no time at all. Thank you so much.

  47. I didn’t learn how to boil water until I was 18.

    These quick treats look great! I’m on such a banana kick lately and have all the ingredients on hand at home I’m sure I’ll make these this week!

  48. LOVE this idea. I have done these by freezing the banana first then dipping in cacoa chips melted in coconut oil, then refreeze = chocolate covered banana pops. These are a favorite treat of mine. Like the idea of dipping in yogurt too – have to try this out. Thanks for the idea.

  49. Melissa (Better Fit) says:

    Wow, looks amazing!

    Yes, I wondered about the boy! I thought I maybe missed something :)

    1. whoops- accidentally sent early…

      I loved helping out in the kitchen when I was younger. I was a big help licking uncooked dough off the beaters. SUCH a big help! :)

  50. I’ve done a similar thing with banana’s, but never thought of adding chocolate chips! I love it!!

  51. Jaime says:

    GREAT Idea Katie!!! I am going to sub the yogurt with a cashew yogurt and make these for my girlies! Have I told you how much I LOVED this blog??? I seriously can’t wait until your book comes out! <3 <3 <3

  52. I think anyone who loves bananas would love these! Thanks for sharing…

  53. I love this idea! No bake treats are about all I can handle in this heat too. It’s in the 90’s and humid in NY. Oh, eating raw cookie dough/ cake batter was about all I was good for in the kitchen as a kid :)

  54. Megan says:

    These look delicious, and so easy! I love all the variations you could do to this recipe. My mom used to buy these frozen banana pops when I was little, and they were literally just bananas dipped in chocolate and frozen…not very ingenious, but sooo good. And I’m still a kid, but yes, I LOVE helping out in the kitchen. My favorite part of cooking is getting to taste-test. Last week I had a cold and I couldn’t taste anything, but I still had to sample everything; cooking just wouldn’t be the same without sampling!

  55. now that summer is officially here (!) I’m going crazy for food on a stick, I just bought some popsicle molds and I think there will be a lot of experimenting in my kitchen over the next few weeks!

  56. Kay says:

    OOOOO!!! I’m always finding new ways to eat bananas. This is PERFECT!

  57. I lived on a farm growing up and the baking day was Saturday and the aim was to fill the tins for the following week. Farmers need a lot of calories and that was one way to get them in. I helped out on this most exciting of days and learned to bake very early on.
    Those banana pops look very healthy and could fool a kid into thinking they were eating something decadent.

  58. Sara Dane says:

    I love chocolate covered frozen bananas as a summer treat! I used to get them at the baseball games and summer festivals but my friends made fun of me for eating such a provocative looking treat. Your recipe looks so much less dirty then a plain chocolate covered banana, thanks!

  59. Lyns says:

    Peas and thank you did this same thing last month

    1. Yes, someone else told me this yesterday. I didn’t know about her post when I posted mine. Sarah is a good friend of mine, so obviously I wouldn’t have taken her idea knowingly (especially since it’s a little embarrassing that I posted so soon after her!).

  60. Kiersten B. says:

    Frozen bananas? Sounds yummy! Mango has the same creamy texture when you freeze them too…or maybe that’s peaches, haha

    I was the same when I was younger. Whenever my mom let me wash dishes I was always eager to do it. It was the same with eating the cake batter left in the bowl. Yum! My mother would be sure to scrape out as much as possible and then me and my brother would attack the bowl. 😀

  61. Kelly says:

    Katie, thank you so much for this awesome idea! I coach swim team early in the mornings and I am always looking for convenient (and healthy) snacks to take with me for breakfast! I made these today and it was so much fun. I love them!

  62. What a perfect cooling and refreshing post run snack 😀

  63. Hazyy says:

    Katie thank you for this idea!
    I modified it, I cut the banana into small pieces (1/2 – 2/3 inch each), dipped in acid soy yogurt, used homemade granola (bran, oats, sesame seeds & cereal). and then i covered them with the magic shell of hot chocolate butter artisana cacao bliss style 😉 i threw shredded coconut and sprinkles on top. then I kept them in the fridge. my 1 year old goddaughter loved them!

    I also used the hot chocolate butter for a mint-chocolate dessert I made with tofu and banana :)
    thanks again! I am happy I could give to my very good friend and her daughter (my goddaughter) completely vegan yummy food :)!

  64. I love this idea! These sound like a coated ice cream popsicle. Looks delicious!

  65. Dara says:

    Hey Katie,
    I just wanted to tell you that I am working at a weight loss camp for teenagers over the summer and culinary/nutrition classes are going to be offered to the campers. We are using the banana pop recipe as a dessert for the kids. They will be able to make the dessert and then enjoy them.
    Thank you for the great recipes. Keep them coming please!

    1. That really makes me so happy to know. My favorite part of blogging is when someone shares the recipes (or in this case I can’t really call it a recipe ;).) Thank you!

  66. mamak says:

    awesome! My boys love frozen nanas. Sometimes I coat w/ a little honey and roll in coconut, but I love the yogurt/granola idea. Great way to use up the little bit of leftover granola or cereal.

  67. Dallas says:

    i LOVE this site!! i come on at least five times a week to check out your original, HEALTHY, fun recipes. i think i’m going to be in the kitchen EVERY DAY this summer, trying out all of these mouth watering foods.
    just one question – my mom doesnt really like me using the blender/food processor (it’s messy and hard to clean). is there any way to make your blender needed recipes without one?
    or am i gonna have to toughen up, make the delicious food and deal with cleaning my mess?
    😉 thanks again for sharing your talent!

    1. Alanna says:

      I don’t think you can do a lot of the recipes without a blender or food processor, but if you use a Magic Bullet, I think the cups are dishwasher safe! A blender is definitely easier to clean than a food processor, if you have to choose… I usually run mine briefly with some water after making something and rinse right away to keep things from sticking and drying on before I can properly wash it. The recipes with all soft ingredients (nut butters, oatmeal pudding, fudge) you can usually get away with just mashing and stirring to combine. Hope that helps!

  68. summer12 says:

    Hey Katie did you post the winners for the Vitamix yet? This recipe looks so good!

    1. Alanna says:

      Yes she announced it a while ago… I think it was someone named Leslie who won.

  69. Yum! I love bananas, though I might skip the granola and go straight for chocolate dipped 😉

  70. Barbara says:

    I used to make banana pops for my kids when they were young, but I frozen them then dipped them in melted dark chocolate and sometimes chopped pecans. They were a real hit, and a healthy one, too. I think I’ll have to do that again soon…….thanks for the reminder!

  71. Alanna says:

    I liked helping in the kitchen only when helping meant taste-testing, lol. My brother and I used to take turns doing the dishes, and I hated it because someone would always dump coffee grounds in the sink and they’d get all over the rest of the dishes. That and no one pre-rinsed! I don’t mind as much now because I’m kinda OCD and try to pre-clean as much as possible (and it’s just me, so not too many dishes unless I’m on a cooking/baking spree).

    These sound fun and yummy! I need to try once I have more yogurt on hand. I’m guessing it’d work better with bananas that are not fully ripe? Seems like if they’re too soft they might fall off the stick. I think I found an excuse to try your magic shell! :)

  72. jackie says:

    sooo yum. i crave it!

  73. Lynne says:

    This idea would be great also using peanut butter or soy butter as the ” glue”. My little guy can’t have dairy so…

  74. eliza says:

    Love this idea
    I am the chef in my family and i’m only 11.

  75. Brenda says:

    Hi, i would like to share and translate your banana idea on my blog, is that ok? Of course i will share your post as a link.
    Regards, Brenda (from Holland)

    1. yes… thanks for even asking :)

  76. Michelle says:

    WOW what a great idea!! I am going to try these out today and share them on my blog if that’s ok :)

  77. Emily says:

    Instead of coating with yogurt what about with peanut butter or Nutella??

  78. Emily Harper says:

    in looking at the recipe, how to you get the yogurt to stick to the banana or other fruits.

  79. Dolores Welch says:

    I would like the French toast in a mug

  80. Kamal Elias says:

    Great ideas for healthy foods and snacks especially for kids.