Not Your Average Banana
Lately I’ve been re-evaluating my snacking habits. I kid you not, “snack time” is absolutely one of my favorite phrases, and it’s starting to show. Cookies, chips, candy.. somehow all the things I love to eat are also super bad for me! So, consider this the first (probably of many) snack recipe of my Snack-a-lution.
First of all, did you know that bananas are technically a berry!? I don’t know what I thought they were before, but I distinctly remember touring a grocery store as an elementary schooler and being wide-eyed when the produce man broke it to me. Somehow this random fact makes bananas seem cooler than the average fruit. So much so that even though I don’t typically like bananas, I decided to make this recipe and incorporate them into my diet…. even if that means they are frozen and coated with some delicious chocolate. 🙂
Honestly this snack is SO quick and easy, I made it in all of 15 minutes. I’ll break it down for you in just 3 easy steps and you’re good to go!
Step 1- Get It Together
First things first, you need to get all of your ingredients ready. And when I say all of your ingredients I really only mean bananas, chocolate, a little bit of oil, and the toppings. I like to set everything up in an assembly line because it makes less of a mess and keeps me organized.
Step 2- Dunk’n’Dip
Now for the messy part! I like to use about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for one medium sized banana, but you can adjust it depending on your taste. First I melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the package, making sure to add just a tiny bit of canola or coconut oil in with it. This helps the chocolate to stay liquidy for longer be a nice, thin consistency for dipping. Cut the banana into bite-sized pieces and completely coat them in chocolate.
Step 3- Freeze and Enjoy
After that, put all your bananas on a tray of some sort, top them with whatever you have around the house (for me that was sprinkles and coconut), and let them sit in the freezer for about 45 minutes. That’s it! Isn’t that so easy? So now I can have my daily chocolate wihtout feeling AS guilty as when it was just straight candy. It’s all about the baby steps:)
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Serves: 3 (4 bites per person) Cook Time: 15 minutes Calorie Estimate: 100
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate
- 1/4 tsp canola or coconut oil
- 1 Banana
- 2 Tbsp garnish (I used 1Tsp coconut and 1 Tsp sprinkles)
1- Combine chocolate and oil, melt chocolate as instructed on package.
2- Cut banana into bite-sized pieces. Coat banana completely in chocolate and lay on a small baking tray.
3- Top bananas with garnish and place promptly in the freezer and freeze for 45 minutes. Remove bananas from tray and enjoy! For long-term storage, I recommend to store in snack-sized portions.