February 7, 2011 | Home >Healthy Kids >Banana Bowls
Banana Bowls
February 7, 2011 | Home >Healthy Kids >Banana Bowls

Banana Bowls

banana bowlsWelcome to B week! The week we share fun, healthy food for kids that begin with the letter B.  I love all your ideas, so keep them coming. Also, feel free to link up your ideas on the round up page!  The giveaway for this week is BOOKS! Head over to enter on the giveaway page.

We start with BANANAS!  Banana’s are such an easy fruit for kids to love. From a very young age they can start eating this fruit.  The texture is ideal for some of your babies first foods.  We decided to make these banana tarts, with a little bit of apple pie spice.  Nathan actually ate ALL of them.  He polished them off and said to me, “Sorry I ate all of your little apple pie’s.”  So, apparently, although it was made with bananas, he thought it was apple!

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  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. corn starch.
  • 1/4 tsp. apple pie spice

Simmer apple juice with corn starch and apple pie spice in small sauce pan.  Continue to stir until sauce begins to thicken. Then add

  • 1/4 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/4 tsp. butter flavoring

Mix flavorings into sauce. Remove from heat and add one chopped banana.  Spoon mixture into prepared mini whole wheat pie crust or mini Fillo shells (which only have 12 calories per cup!)


Another kid friendly banana idea comes from reader Natalie B who sent this email:

I wanted to share this dish with you. We are having a snow day here in Dallas (which is rare) so we had fun making up this dish for breakfast. It’s a banana, chocolate peanut butter, and a little honey drizzled on top. The chocolate peanut butter is from the fresh grind nut butter section at Whole Foods. Our local store has a container with peanuts and choc chips and it’s all natural. This was the best banana split we’ve ever had!! Feel free to share and enjoy.

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Linsey says:

I did banana art today for the letter B
Instructions are in my post

Amy says:

Thanks Linsey! I just added it to the Mr. Linky on the roundup page.

dawn says:

We love bananas in our house. This recipe looks good and I like the email one you got too. Good for Nathan liking them so much.

cathy says:

These seriously look like little apple pie tarts! My son hates banana (and it seems to be a legitimate dislike since he was a baby), but I wonder if I could fool him with these? Might be worth a try! 🙂

Mary says:

I like that these are sugar free. I must try them.

Kati says:

As always, a wonderful recipe used to promote better eating! Love it!

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