Bananas are definitely loved a whole lot at my house.
We usually stick to using them in our breakfast oatmeal, pancakes, and smoothies. I also use them a lot for baking since mashed banana makes a great egg or oil substitute.
Obviously, we love them for dessert, too. Banana “nice cream” anyone? Over the weekend we decided to try something different after seeing a photo of banana sushi on the internet. (I don’t know who the photo belonged to or I would link to them!)
We had a lot of fun picking out toppings and figuring out the best way to get the peanut butter to stick to the bananas! It’s a messy task. I bet kids would love making these!
We had several toppings to choose from rice crispy cereal to cacao nibs. While I definitely recommend sticking to healthier toppings like chopped pecans, unsweetened shredded coconut, and cacao nibs, sometimes you just need some mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. That’s cool, too!
Delicious and Simple Banana Sushi
- bananas (less curved bananas are easiest to work with)
- toppings of choice
- chopped nuts
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- goji berries
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- cacao nibs
- rice crispy cereal
- vegan sprinkles
- vegan chocolate chips
- nut or seed butter of choice
- peanut butter
- sunflower seed butter
- almond butter
- cashew butter
1. Add nut or seed butter to a shallow dish such as a pie dish or a plate. You have the option here to microwave the nut or seed butter to for about 15-20 seconds to make it a little softer and easier to work with.
2. Spread out toppings on a plate.
3. Holding the banana at both ends, roll banana through the nut or seed butter, generously coating all sides. Use a knife or spoon to spread it if needed.
4. Tap the coated banana through your choice of toppings. You can also use your hands to sprinkle it on instead.
5. Set the banana on a plate and slice.
Note: We made several “rolls” so we ate some and put the rest in a container to freeze. The frozen version makes for a great snack or treat option when you need just a little something sweet.