Saturday, January 31, 2015

Icebox Banana Crunch Pops





Numerous health resolutions are attempted on New Year's Day of each year with zeal and determination; however, as the winter months drag on, it is easy to give up on maintaining exercise and good eating habits.

One way to prep and keep healthy snacks abundant is to utilize your freezer more, and pack it full of Grab 'N Go' goodies!

This was a great idea presented on Brunch with Bobby Flay...provided you like bananas, granola, Nutella, and crunchy treats in general! 

Tip: Use real popsicle sticks, not the skewers I had to resort to!

Icebox Banana Crunch Pops


Equipment:
Popsicle Sticks
Parchment paper
Baking sheet with parchment

Ingredients:
Fresh bananas, peeled and halved
1/2 c almond/peanut/cashew butter
2 Tbls honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Granola, bought or your own
Nutella, warmed to drizzle



Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Prep the bananas and skewer on popsicle sticks.


3. Combine nut butter, honey and cinnamon.


4. Spread nut butter mixture around banana halves and roll in granola.




5. Warm your chocolate sauce or Nutella for drizzling. 


6. Layer onto baking sheet and freeze.


7. Grab after the gym or on your way to class. 


This frozen banana is like smooth like ice cream and then followed with a delicious chocolate-y crunch of granola goodness.