Satisfy your sweet cravings in a healthy way with this irresistible recipe for Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter and Munchies. They only take 10 minutes to make then freeze for 4 hours. A fabulous snack or dessert anytime of the year!
I have a quick and easy recipe for you today. This Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter and Munchies recipe is both versatile and familiar. I’m sure you’ve seen many recipes for frozen bananas. If you’ve never made these tasty and healthy treats, I sure hope you do now.
It took me a long time to make frozen banana treats. After all, how can anything this simple be good? I never said my thinking is always this best. But after seeing photo after photo for frozen bananas I finally hopped on the bandwagon and made some. And am I glad I did because they are super good!
You can make these with any nut or seed butter, which makes them allergy friendly. You can easily change the filling ingredients so that you never get tired of eating the same old thing – just another endorsement for tasty frozen bananas.
For some reason, I am forever finding ripe bananas on my kitchen counter. This is the one fruit that you never have enough of or too much of, at least at our household. How about yours?
When I see ripe bananas, that means one thing, either use them or lose them – and I’m not one for wasting perfectly good fruit. So what do you do with ripe bananas when not in the mood to make banana muffins, banana cake, or Easy Banana Nut Strawberry Bread?
You can always simple freeze them to use in smoothies, shakes, future baking, or oatmeal. Or you can quickly make this recipe and enjoy as snacks or a quick dessert for the next few weeks.
One medium banana has:
Vitamin B6 – 0.43 mg or 25% DRI (Dietary Reference Intake)
Manganese – 0.32 mg or 16% DRI
Vitamin C – 10.27 mg or 14% DRI
Potassium – 422.44 mg or 12% DRI
Carbohydrates – 26.95 grams or 12% DRI
Dietary Fiber – 3.07 grams or 12%DRI
Calories – 105 or 6% DRI
Convenient to enjoy, bananas are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are extremely low in fat. They are a good source of copper, biotin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and iodine. Soft, creamy and sweet, bananas are a favorite and convenient food for everyone.
Potassium-rich bananas help maintain normal blood pressure and heart function. They also help reduce risk of stroke, lower cholesterol and risk of heart disease, help regulate digestion and bowel function, and help prevent muscle cramps.
Bananas originated in Malaysia at least 4,000 years ago. However, they were not brought to the US marketplace until the 1860s and 1870s.
Bananas schooners from Central American docked in seacoast towns delivering their perishable cargo. With the development of refrigeration and rail transport in the 1900s, bananas became widely available.
Easy to prepare, Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter and Munchies make a tasty, healthy snack. Click To Tweet
To make Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter and Munchies, you begin by slicing 4 bananas crosswise and lengthwise, resulting in 8 pairs. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and munchies – peanuts, mini-chocolate chips, and golden raisins.
Spread one half of each banana pair with combined mixture. Sandwich the banana halves together.
Wrap each half in wax paper or Saran wrap. Put into a zip-lock freezer bag or air tight container. Freeze until solid for 4 to 6 hours. That’s it. Quick and easy! And I won’t tell if you eat one of these goodies unfrozen.
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Quick and easy to make
Convenient snack or dessert
Lots of flavor
I love making frozen bananas. They are a no-brainer to make and they are super healthy. Besides, they simply taste good anytime of the year. My kind of snack and recipe!
Substitute any kind of nut or seed butter for the peanut butter.
Use dried cherries or other dried fruit for the raisins (golden or dark).
Exchange the peanuts for any other nuts like chopped pecans or pistachios.
Use any kind of chocolate chip, dark, milk, or white. Or chop any flavored chocolate bar.
Want even more sweetness? Spread on a dab of marshmallow crème.
If you make this frozen bananas recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it and what munchies you used. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your delicious and healthy creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Need more ideas for healthy snacks and the benefits of snacking? Check out this article on why healthy snacking is important.