Bananas are known to have numerous health benefits because it is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese which strengthen your immunity and give you a supple skin. Bananas are also rich in potassium which is essential for your heart health and blood pressure. Because of the many nutrients that your body can get from bananas, it is a good habit to regularly consume this fruit. You won’t have any trouble asking your kids to do so because the great thing about bananas is that you can make it into different sweet snacks that can truly be irresistible.
To start with, you can simply dip bananas in some yogurt, coat it with some cereals, and pop it into the freezer. Instantly, you would be able to serve frozen banana cereal pops. Aside from this, below are some other recipes you can make.
You can make bread from bananas and your kids will immediately delve into it. Something useful about banana bread is that it takes less effort to make than you might think. For sure you need ripe bananas, but aside from this, you only need some butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Adding in some cinnamon or nuts in your recipe is only optional. After properly mashing up the bananas, you just need to combine all the ingredients, put the mixture in a baking pan, and pop it in the oven. It won’t be too long before you smell the aroma of freshly baked banana bread.
Banana Cream Pie
Another sweet snack that you can make from bananas is banana cream pie. For this, you will need to cook and thicken some sugar, flour, and salt mixed with milk. Once this mixture is thick and bubbly, you need to stir in some egg yolks and allow the mixture to boil gently. After this, remove the mixture from heat and add some butter and a few drops of vanilla. This mixture will be the creamy filling of your pie. Make sure to slice up some bananas because this will make up the base of your pie crust.
Caramel Banana Muffins
Muffins are always a big hit for kids. Add to this a gentle caramel touch and your sweet tooth won’t get enough of this snack. To make these muffins, you need to combine mashed bananas and vanilla with cream shortening, sugar, and eggs. You also need to add some flour and baking soda. Pour out this mixture in muffin cups and bake it in the oven. For the caramel glaze on top of the muffin, melt some butter and stir in the brown sugar and milk.
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Pancakes are not only good for breakfast but they are also filling snacks too. You can actually make pancakes using ripe bananas which are mashed. You don’t even need any flour for this recipe. Nevertheless, you can spruce up your banana pancakes with some oatmeal and walnuts. You just need to mix everything together and cook as you would a normal pancake batter. Drizzle with your kid’s favorite syrup and they will surely love this sweet snack.
Berry Banana Crepes
Make your crepes more delectable with a touch of bananas and some berries. You will need some softened cream cheese and whipped cream for the filling. Beat these ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture. After cooking the crepe batter as you normally would, spread spoonfuls of the filling on each crepe and arrange some banana slices and berries alternately before rolling the crepe up. Better yet, top the rolled crepes with more banana slices and berries before sifting some powdered sugar on top.