These vegan frozen almond banana bites are super easy to make and so fun! Keep them in your freezer so you always have a healthy snack ready to go. And they are a favorite finger food for kids!
I have to admit that I have the best audience in the whole world when preparing food. I have tried over and over again to keep my kiddos occupied with their own toys while cooking, but without any luck.
Whenever they see me getting some food out and prepping the kitchen counter for some sort of culinary experience, they gather around me like two adorable leeches.
And let me tell you that I had extra focused kids while making these banana bites. Waiting patiently whenever they could get a bite. Well, not that patiently I guess, because a few tiny fingers grabbed and ate every drop that fell.
I originally developped this recipe specifically for children: making bite size snacks using super kid friendly ingredients sounded like the perfect toddler food. But these are so good, it would be a shame to only keep them for kids!
And I will go as far as saying that they taste just like ice cream bites! There is just something special about frozen bananas. Just like in this chocolate milkshake, frozen bananas taste and feel like ice cream. You might just have to trust me on this one.
Why are these frozen almond banana bites the perfect snack?
- Healthy: nutritious yet feels like a treat!
- Provide a boost of energy: thanks to the high carb bananas and high protein almonds.
- Convenient: make a big batch and keep them in the freezer. Then just grab one when you need a quick pick me up!
- Kid-friendly: it's the perfect finger food!
- Simple: you will only need 4 uncomplicated ingredients to make them.
- So good: I challenge you to stop after the first one!
What you will need to make these frozen almond banana bites
Only 4 ingredients!
- Almond butter
- Maple syrup
- Coconut oil
How to make them
You will start by mixing the almond butter, maple syrup and coconut oil in a small pot on the stove for a few minutes until melted and well combined.
Once softened, then using 2 forks, cover the banana slices with this mixture. Don't try to be perfect, just cover them as much as you can!
After covered, distribute the bites on a cooling rack or parchment paper. Sprinkle with shredded coconut or grated chocolate if desired. Then, pop in the freezer for at least 2 hours before eating, so it feels like ice cream!
Once frozen, transfer the bites to a container and keep it in the freezer. If using a cooling rack to freeze the bites, transfer them carefully as they might stick to it a little (parchment paper is better to prevent the bites from sticking to the surface).
Tips when making these frozen almond banana bites
- Use ripe bananas but that are still firm. Now is not the time to use your darkened soft and extra sweet bananas! If you need a recipe to use your old bananas, then check out these almond flour banana muffins.
- Give yourself enough space to work! This recipe is easy and quick, but only if you organize your space in an efficient way. Keep your chopped bananas close by, then prepare your baking sheet or cooling rack that will receive the covered bananas, then give yourself enough space to manipulate the pieces of bananas.
- Slice the bananas thick enough (about 1 inch wide) so they hold well together and ease the almond butter covering step.
- After preparing the almond butter mixture, be ready to cover the bananas. It is easier to roll the fruit in the warm and softened mixture.
- If you want to add an extra toppings, do so just after rolling the bananas in the nut butter so it sticks to the surface. You could also go bananas (see what I did there?) and roll the almond covered bananas in mini chocolate chips. Other toppings ideas are chia seeds, chopped nuts or even sea salt.
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I hope you will love these frozen banana bites as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let us know how they were.
Frozen Almond Banana Bites - Only 4 ingredients
- 3 bananas
- ⅓ cup almond butter - unsweetened
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Slice the bananas in about 1 inch wide pieces.
- In a small pot, combine the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Warm over medium heat while whisking. The mixture is ready when completely uniform, slightly warmed and the coconut oil is melted (should only take a few minutes). Do not overcook!
- Then, one piece of banana at the time and using 2 forks, dip the pieces and roll them in the almond butter mixture until covered. No need to be perfect, just cover them as much as you can! Keep going until you covered all the banana pieces.
- Transfer to a parchment paper covered baking sheet (or cooling rack) and pop in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Enjoy straight from the freezer!
- You can also sprinkle the almond butter covered bites with shredded coconut, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or sea salt before freezing them, if desired.
- If using the cooling rack to freeze them, then use a fork when removing the bites as they tend to stick to it a little (or use the parchment paper).
- After frozen, you can transfer the bites in a container and keep it in the freezer.