Monday, October 1, 2012

Peanut-Butter Dipped Banana Pops


Welcome to vegan mofo, everyone!  This week is peanut butter & banana week on my blog.  I'm starting off simple with these peanut-butter dipped frozen bananas, which are great to keep in the freezer as a healthier alternative to ice cream.


The Ingredients:
5 bananas
10 popsicle sticks
1/4 c smooth peanut butter
1/4 c coconut oil
1 T agave
1/4 t vanilla
a pinch salt

The Process:

  1. Cut bananas in half, and spear each half with a popsicle stick. Place in a waxed-paper lined container or wrap in waxed paper and place in a ziplock bag. Freeze until frozen solid (somewhere between a couple hours and overnight).
  2. In a microwave-safe container, heat peanut butter, coconut oil, agave, vanilla, and salt on low heat, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted and lump-free.
  3. Pour peanut butter mixture into a skinny glass. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper.  Dip a banana in peanut butter, let drip for a couple seconds while the peanut butter shell hardens, then place on waxed paper and repeat with remaining bananas.
  4. Store in the freezer.

dipping bananas

15 comments:

  1. I've wanted to make these but they are usually chocolate dipped and my kiddo loathes the stuff. This will work perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. wow, I've never met a kid who loathes chocolate, but I'm glad I could offer an alternative.

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  2. You had me at peanut butter. Then you added another favorite combo nana and PB. Great start to MoFo.

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    1. Thanks, GiGi. I'm looking forward to seeing what antics you come up with for Mofo this year.

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  3. Awesome idea and recipe! PB&Ban week, sweet! How did we miss each other last year? Anyway, glad to find you, I love MoFo for making new blogger friends!

    XO
    Dawn
    Vegan Fazool Blog

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    1. New blogger friends are one of my favorite parts of Vegan Mofo. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. These look amazing! I'll definitely have to make them sometime! :)

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  5. Coconut oil, genius! What a fabulous idea, I know my toddler will adore these!

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    1. I tried these a few different ways but couldn't get the dip to solidify until I added coconut oil.

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  6. YUM! I added it to my “to try” Vegan MoFo Pinterest Board: http://pinterest.com/vegangela/vegan-mofo-2012/ :)

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    1. Thanks for the pin. That board makes me drool.

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  7. I love the idea of dipping frozen bananas in pb instead of the classic chocolate - these look perfect for summer!

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  8. OMG!! These are delicious, I'm eating one right now!! :o)

    Tania

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