Snack time has never looked so good! Make your kids banana sushi with their favorite nut butter and toppings for a healthy, filling snack. It is fun to make and fun to eat!
As a grown adult, I’m constantly trying to find ways to be creative with my snacks. I often find myself thinking about the things I would have wanted to eat as a child. While REAL sushi definitely wasn’t one of those things, banana sushi was! Bananas are sweet and yummy, and with fun toppings make a tempting snack for kids. The combination of the carbs in the banana, and the protein from the nut butter is a snack that will keep your kids going strong for a long while! We love to serve this snack in the afternoon so that it tides them over until dinner.
Banana + Nut Butter + Toppings = LOVE
Really, you can’t go wrong with this Almond Butter Banana Sushi Recipe. Even the pickiest of eaters will gobble this up! It can also be a great dessert! You can mix up the toppings for a fun after dinner treat!
For this banana sushi recipe I used almond butter, hemp seeds, and dairy free chocolate chips. If your child has an allergy to a certain nut or any of the toppings, you can easily sub for another! If your child is allergic to nuts, sunbutter made from sunflower seeds is a super yummy alternative to almond or peanut butter.
This is also a great snack to work on hand eye coordination and teach the kiddos how to use chopsticks! They will thank you later in life.
Almond Butter Banana Sushi
- 1 medium banana
- 2 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, semisweet
- First, peel your banana.
- Then, cut off the two ends.
- Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter on top of your banana and then sprinkle with hemp seeds and chocolate chips.
- Slice and serve!
- Optional: mix together 1 teaspoon coconut oil (melted), 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder for a dipping “soy” sauce.
Lee Hersh is the writer and photographer behind the healthy food blog, Fit Foodie Finds.