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Banana Pops for RD Day!

Happy Registered Dietitian Day to my fellow RD’s!

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This is a fun day in our profession, so I wanted to celebrate by sharing a fun dessert idea with you all–whether you’re an RD or not!

Making banana pops is a great activity to get the kids involved, too!

 

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Banana Pops

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas (I like to use perfectly yellow ones)
  • Toppings: I kept it simple with chopped English walnuts and unsweetened dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized pot, add 1 1/2 cups of water and set on stove on medium heat. Place a heat resistant bowl on top of pot to make the chocolate mixture (or use a double boiler).
  2. Add in chocolate, coconut oil, and vanilla. Stir continuously to prevent burning. **If you want to skip that step (as it takes a while), add all chocolate ingredients in a microwavable safe bowl, microwave at 30 second intervals stirring between each time until melted completely).
  3. Cut bananas in half.
  4. Dip bananas in chocolate.
  5. Top with favorite toppings.
  6. Freeze or refrigerate for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
  7. Tightly seal in container and keep in freezer for easy on the go snacks or desserts.
  8. Enjoy!

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Other topping ideas:

  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • golden raisins
  • chia seeds
  • peanuts
  • freeze-dried fruit
  • mini chocolate chips
  • chopped apricots
  • pistachios

 

What are your favorite toppings?

 

 

Until Next Time,

Happy Chewing!
Katrina Detter, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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