Love bananas? This is a favorite treat that big and little kids will enjoy.
Granola Banana Pops
(makes 2 servings)
1 heaping cup of dark chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
Slice the banana and place the slices on tray. Put the tray in the freezer until the bananas are frozen solid (about an hour).
Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Microwave for another 15 seconds and stir again, until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. Put it back in the microwave for another few seconds, if necessary. Don’t overheat. Set the chocolate aside to cool.
When the bananas are frozen, dip them into the cooled chocolate and coat on all sides. Let any excess chocolate drip off before rolling on crushed granola; set the slice down on parchment or waxed paper. Insert a popsicle stick. Put the slices back in the freezer right away. You can store the slices in a freezer baggie once the chocolate has hardened.
Variations: add a dab of peanut butter on top of the frozen banana before you dip it.
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland food and lifestyle company.
Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Local Flavors Shoppe www.localflavors.net
Rittman Orchards and Farm Market www.rittmanorchards.com
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport www.clevelandairport.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Mister Brisket www.misterbrisket.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
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