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Banana pop

Article author photo. Kate Scarlata, RD, LDNThis featured post is by Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN. You can follow this blogger @KateScarlata_RD.

 

I made a very nice discovery this week in the kitchen. Adding a tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter to vanilla Greek yogurt makes a nice dip. Serious yumminess. I discovered this on a whim on my mission to make frozen banana pops.

Greek yogurt is lower in lactose than traditional yogurt and the amount in this recipe per pop should not pose a problem for those with lactose intolerance.

This was a fun, delicious and easy project! First, peel and cut bananas and stick a lollipop stick in the end.
Banana on sticks
Then, mix yogurt with peanut butter and roll the banana to coat. You might need a little help with a spoon to adhere the yogurt to the banana. The lollipop stick won't be too secure, as the banana isn't frozen yet.

Add some chopped nuts and mini chocolate chips to a parchment lined tray and roll bananas to coat.Coat the banans in chocolate and nut mixture

Leave the banana pops on the tray or plate and pop in the freezer until frozen. I left them in overnight. Deeeee–lish!

 


Frozen Banana Pops

Recipe by Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN

Ingredients
2 bananas, peeled and cut in half
4 lollipop sticks
1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I use Chobani)
1 Tbsp. all natural peanut butter 1/3 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecan, peanuts or almonds)
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place lollipop sticks in banana about 2 inches in banana
  2. Mix yogurt with peanut butter and coat banana.
  3. Place nuts and chocolate chips on parchment lined tray or plate that will fit in your freezer and roll bananas in mixture.
  4. Freeze over night.


Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Well with IBS. Read her blog at KateScarlata.com and follow her on Twitter.

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