You’ll “Go Bananas” for This Sushi

Kitchen Craft for Kids! Banana Sushi Bites
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The kids are home from school alllll summer. Which means the house is chock-full of kinda bored kids alllll summer. No worries! With this quick kitchen craft, they’ll be so happy creating and snacking, you won’t even hear a peep out of them!

When it comes to snacking, it’s always fun to find a simple new way to munch on whole foods. Banana Sushi is a win-win for both parents and kids. Made with organic bananas as the base, it’s a great way to show kids how delicious real food is. Plus, the one-bite finished product is so irresistible, even picky eaters will love these eye-catching eats.

Though you can make just one banana for your tot, there are so many simple variations, we’re planning on serving a Banana Sushi Bar at my daughter’s next birthday party, inviting her friends to make their own sushi, then sharing it all family-style from sushi platters.

Whether you’re serving them for a party of your own, or simply keeping your kiddos busy in the kitchen for a few precious minutes of edible crafting, here’s how to make these easy peasy treats.

Easy Banana Sushi Bites
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Step 1: Peel the Banana

Yellow bananas with a touch of green work best for this recipe. They’re just firm enough to hold up well to the rolling and slicing, but sweet enough to taste like a dessert.

How to Make Banana Sushi Bites
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Step 2: Slather Your Spread

Use a butter knife to spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the outer part of your banana. This part is a little messy, so I recommend spreading on a piece of parchment or plastic wrap for cleanup ease.

Other Flavor Favorites:

  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Marshmallow spread
  • Greek yogurt
  • Honey
How to Make Banana Sushi Bites
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Step 3: Roll in Toppings

Coat your covered banana with flavorful toppings. Fruity Pebbles is one fun way to roll a slice of Banana Sushi, but there are dozens of fun dip-ins!

Try These Toppings:

  • Chopped pistachios
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chopped honey-roasted peanuts
  • Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Granola
  • Sprinkles
  • Graham cracker or cookie crumbs
How to Make Banana Sushi Bites
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Step 4: Slice and Enjoy!

With a very sharp knife, slice your banana into 1-2” pieces. Arrange on a sushi plate. Serve immediately with chopsticks. Try making these treats with all sorts of flavor twists … the options are endless!

Combos We Love:

  • Banana + peanut butter + chia + sliced strawberry on top
  • Banana + Nutella + honey roasted peanuts + sprinkles
  • Banana + cream cheese + Fruity Pebbles
  • Banana + chunky peanut butter + mini chocolate chips
  • Banana + marshmallow spread + Cocoa Krispies
  • Banana + Greek yogurt + granola (try freezing this version!)
  • Banana + Nutella + graham cracker crumbs + sprinkles
Easy Kitchen Craft for Kids! Banana Sushi Bites
image source: brooke mclay

Banana Sushi

Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, almond butter, or Nutella
  • 2-4 tablespoons Fruity Pebbles, chia seeds, crushed nuts, sprinkles, hemp seeds, or Rice Krispies


  1. Peel banana and slather a thin layer of preferred spread around the outside of the banana.
  2. Roll in topping. Slice into 1-2” slices. Serve on sushi platter with chopsticks.
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