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Breakfast Banana Pops

These easy-to-make breakfast banana pops are like summer on a popsicle stick!

Breakfast Banana Pops - Easy snack idea for summer, from @choccoveredkt... Ingredients: 4 peeled bananas, popsicle sticks, 3 tbsp chocolate chips, 1/2 cup... Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/06/20/breakfast-banana-pops/

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It’s a super-kid-friendly recipe as well.

When I was little, we’d make these “nana pops” weekly during the summer months, rolling the bananas in anything from cinnamon and sugar, to granola and raising, to crushed chocolate chip cookies! The recipe is also great for people who hate to cook – it’s pretty much foolproof!

If you’re anything like me, or if your weather is anything like the weather in 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. For more no-bake healthy snacks:

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These banana 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: Eggless Breakfast Scramble.

 

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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.

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Side note: 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!)

Breakfast Banana Pops - Easy snack idea for summer, from @choccoveredkt... Ingredients: 4 peeled bananas, popsicle sticks, 3 tbsp chocolate chips, 1/2 cup... Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/06/20/breakfast-banana-pops/

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(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.

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Published on June 20, 2012

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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!

    • 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.

    • The Blissful Baker says

      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 @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com

      • 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!

    Thanks!

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. Kara @Nutritious-n-Delicious says

    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.

  8. B @ Crags and Veggies says

    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.

  9. Janae @ Bring Joy says

    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.

  10. Shannon French says

    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!

      • :) 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
        🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. 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.. 😀

    P.S
    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.. 🙂

  15. 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!!

  16. Lisa @ The Raw Serenity says

    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

  17. 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?

  18. 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 🙂

  19. 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!!

  20. Another Sarah says

    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

  21. Melissa (Better Fit) says

    Wow, looks amazing!

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

    • Melissa (Better Fit) says

      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! 🙂

  22. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says

    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 🙂

  23. 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!

  24. Angela @ HomeCookedHealthy says

    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.

  25. 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

  26. [email protected] says

    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!

  27. Suzanne Perazzini says

    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.

  28. 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!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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!).

  29. 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. 😀

  30. 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!

  31. 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 :)!

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. 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!
    -Dallas

    • 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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! 🙂

  37. 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…

  38. 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)

  39. 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 🙂

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