Frozen treats don’t have to be full of sugar. These Banana Popsicles are easy to make and loved by kids of all ages.
Ripe bananas are the main ingredient in these healthy homemade banana ice pops. With the addition of peanut butter, cocoa and avocado these turn into super healthy popsicles.
Do you make homemade popsicles? I have only done this in the last couple of years. Once the grandchildren came along, gramma is always looking for healthy ways to treat the kiddos. This healthy banana popsicle recipe is one of their favourites! It’s like a fudgsicle but a whole lot better. Makes me feel so good when I give them NUTRITIOUS treats not full of sugar.
My grandson always asks me to make him pudding. Banana Chocolate Roundup is one of his favourites. Since he loves it so much, I decided to turn it into a kid-friendly popsicle, perfect for hot summer days (or any time of year).
Homemade popsicles are so much fun to make. Get creative with flavours and ingredients. Blackberry Lemon Tea Pops or Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles are flavours you can’t buy in the store. Remember popsicles are not just for kids. Us adults like them too.
HOW TO MAKE BANANA POPSICLES
With a few simple ingredients (that are a staple in most kitchens), it is really easy to make these healthy frozen banana treats.
- ripe bananas (I even use frozen bananas)
- avocado (fresh or frozen)
- peanut butter (any nut butter/peanut free butter)
- milk (any kind including non-dairy)
If you have kids (or grandkids) it’s almost a guarantee you have these ingredients on hand ALL the time. I sure do, and use them all the time.
Place all the ingredients into a blender, and blitz away. You can try using a food processor or immersion blender. Since most times I am using frozen avocado, my Vitamix blender works wonders here.
The best thing about these homemade banana popsicles is that YOU can make them nut free and dairy free. They are already gluten-free. How much better does it get? With no added sugar, these banana flavoured popsicles are a win all around.
So, once you have your popsicle mixture blended, pour it into some popsicle molds. I will have a link below with a few that work really well. Place in the freezer until frozen, and you are ready to give ALL the kids (yourself included) a healthy frozen banana treat.
BEST POPSICLE MOLDS
There are so many molds to choose from. Different sizes and shapes. I like to check they are BPA free and food safe. Here are a few to choose from:
When it came to creating a name for these banana flavoured popsicles, I did a bit of digging to see what people were looking for. Like all SEO research, it is like playing in the stock market. I wasn’t sure if I was going to call them chocolate banana popsicles, peanut butter banana popsicles, banana ice pops, or even peanut butter banana ice pops.
Thank god I don’t let my husband do my SEO research (but oh how I wish he would learn). He thought I should call them BANANICLES or BANANSICLES. After I stopped laughing, I explained to him that I was actually trying to RANK on Google, and he was NOT helping my efforts here.
So, Banana Popsicles Homemade Healthy Treat it is. We will see if I chose correctly or not. Please Google cut me some slack. Either way, give these a try. ALL your kids (and YES to the grandkids) will love these healthy and nutritious banana flavoured popsicles. My grandson has already told me I have to make these ALL year long.
FYI, my grandson is my biggest food critic (he is 6 years old LOL). He and his sister LOVE helping me in the kitchen. On a sleepover weekend, we made some no-bake peanut butter cookie balls. We try to keep things more on the nutritious side, but sometimes we have to sneak in a few treats too. Have you ever tried a healthy banana split? This happens to be his favourite breakfast (especially on school days).
What is your favourite popsicle flavour?
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Banana Popsicles Homemade Healthy Treat
- 2 bananas
- 2 ounces avocado
- 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (can be nut free)
- 1/2 cup milk (can be non-dairy)
- Place all ingredients into a blender, and blitz until smooth.
- Pour into a popsicle mold.
- Place in freezer until frozen.