fun eats: Frozen Banana Nut Bites

 

So, these were a COMPLETE accident today!  Little miss V kept asking for snacks, I’m thinking growth spurt?!  So being the “always quick on my feet mama”, “I don’t want to have to run to the store to get one ingredient with two little ones, hmmm let’s see what I can use right here mama”, I made these ;)

 

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Currently V is not a fan of bananas, she used to be, but not lately.  So, those super ripe bananas sitting in the fruit basket were screaming my name to do something creative with them to get her to eat bananas again.  And, it was a COMPLETE & utter success, well, after I reformed the recipe completely!

So here’s the scene, I have a kids snack recipe book and I whipped it open to make some yummy HEALTHY treats for these two little monkeys.  I followed the directions VERBATIUM – and well, they were a flop.  Sometimes I think the people who make these cookbooks never actually make the recipes (especially the ones with just illustrations, like kid ones) – argh.  So basically, the recipe has you mash up RIPE bananas, then, add chopped nuts and honey to the bananas.  You are then told to roll this mixture into balls, and then roll the balls into the remaining nut mixture – well, yeah, I have no idea how one can roll a ball of liquid into chopped nuts – and I tried, believe me!

So like a happy accident – I was determined to create something with my bowl of banana nut liquid!  And here’s what I made – V ate not one, not two, ummm yep, she had SIX & I had to cut her off (she wanted more)!





Success to the thousandth power, I’ll say – V’s eating banana’s again – wahoo!

Did you tally the score?  Mama = 1, V = 0

So here’s the mama♥miss adjusted, amazing, non liquid mush recipe ;)

 

Frozen Banana Nut Bites

These yummy little bites are the perfect little midday treat.

Ingredients

2 large, ripe bananas
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup peanuts
1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Mash up ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher (I favor the potato masher).
  2. Using a small food processor, add peanuts & cashews and chop until finely ground.
  3. Combine mashed bananas with the nut mixture; Stir until blended.
  4. Add honey to the mixture; Stir well.
  5. Spoon mixture into silicone molds and place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
  6. Once completely frozen, pop them out from the molds & into your mouth!

Notes

Store in freezer.

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Frozen Banana Nut Bites http://www.mamamiss.com ©2013

 

Frozen Banana Nut Bites http://www.mamamiss.com ©2013
You HAVE to try them!

They are V approved – so I’m POSITIVE you and your monkeys will enjoy them too!!!


Frozen Banana Nut Bites http://www.mamamiss.com ©2013

 

xx m

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Comments

  1. I LOVE nut butters and banana, so this looks like the perfect healthy treat or snack! I especially appreciate the short ingredient list. :) Pinned and tweeting!

  2. Hhhmmmm I was just wondering what to do with the pile of overripe bananas on my counter. They are a bit too ripe to throw sliced into the dehydrator. I think I may take this idea and try to make a fruit leather with it. It amazes me how timely so many posts are. Thanks for the inspiration. I think I am going to use peanut butter and almond butter instead of whole nuts.

  3. These look amazing, Melissa! Happy accidents are the best. :)

  4. I must try this soon!! I’m always looking for fun ways to use the millions of silicone molds I have so this is awesome! :)

  5. I love frozen bananas, it’s one of my favorite snacks. I’m following you via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

    • Thanks Robin! I’ll stop by soon :). I’m so awful about linkups, it’s just finding the time to do them all again – but I’ll make it over soon! Thanks for the invite :) And thanks for your kind words & for stopping by :) xx ♥ m

  6. Divine! You know I bet they’d be just as awesome without the honey, or with peanut butter, or almond butter or or or! The possibilities are endless mama miss! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • I know SERIOUSLY! So many combos – it’s seems your mind works like mine with the ideas :). Thanks for checking them out! xx ♥ m

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