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Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops: A Healthy Dessert for Toddlers (and Their Grown Ups)

By Jean Van't Hul |

After the Halloween sugar overload this past week, our family needed a way to wean off the candy craziness. Rather than go cold turkey on sweets, I whipped up this healthy, yet surprisingly decadent, dessert: frozen yogurt banana pops. I like that the main ingredients are bananas and yogurt. My kids like the festive sprinkles and the ice cream-y texture and flavor.

Here’s the recipe as well as step-by-step photos with additional commentary for you visual folks:

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Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops: A Healthy Dessert

Assemble your ingredients and tools

You'll need bananas, Greek yogurt, honey, sprinkles or other toppings. Also, a bowl, rubber spatula, cookie sheet, parchment or wax paper, and popsicle sticks. Oops -- the popsicle sticks didn't make it into the photo!

Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops with Sprinkles

Frozen yogurt banana pops are a healthy treat that everyone from toddlers to adults can enjoy. This recipe makes 14-21 delicious banana pops, but you can easily modify the amounts to make fewer.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 Bananas
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Large tub of Greek yogurt (I used a 17.6 oz tub of Total)
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey
  • Toppings of your choice (chocolate sprinkles, jimmies, chopped nuts, and/or sweetened coconut all work well)

Instructions

Peel and cut bananas into halves or thirds.

Push popsicle stick part way into the cut side of the banana.

Mix honey into Greek yogurt. Taste and add more honey if desired.

Dip the banana into the yogurt mix. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to help cover the banana evenly with the yogurt.

Lay the yogurt-covered bananas on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Freeze for one hour.

Pour sprinkles or other topping(s) in shallow bowl(s).

Remove yogurt-covered bananas from freezer and roll in sprinkles or other toppings.

Freeze on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet for another hour, then store in freezer bags.

Eat! Yum!

We’ve been eating these as afternoon snacks, but they would also make great party treats.

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Looking for more healthy toddler food ideas? Try muffin tin meals.

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About Jean Van't Hul

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Jean Van't Hul

Jean Van't Hul is a writer at Artful Parent, and author of The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity. She has contributed DIY and children's arts crafts ideas for Babble, and continues to do so on her website. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and two children.

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  1. Beth says:

    Wonderful, thank you. Do you have some more information on calories and nutrition?
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