Following on from the hugely popular frozen fruity yoghurt bites recipe from my easy recipes for kids series, today I’m sharing a new version of the recipe with a yummy banana twist – frozen banana yoghurt bites. This version of the recipe has been a massive hit with Small Child – it’s a little sweeter than the original, with one of his favourite fruits, and it’s still extremely simple to make with just three healthy ingredients – check out the video at the end of the post to see just how easy it is!
As with the original recipe, I used reusable silicone muffin cups for this project as they are sturdy and eco friendly, but you could also use paper cupcake cases if you have some you’d like to use up. Why not experiment with different shaped silicone cups if you have them – flowers shapes for spring, star shapes for Christmas or heart shapes for Valentines day would work nicely.
Frozen Banana Yoghurt Bites
- 1 large ripe banana
- 150g Yoghurt of your choice (we used natural yoghurt)
- Handful of dried banana chips (optional)
Lay out approximately 12 cupcake cases or silicone muffin cups on a small baking sheet or tray (this will need to fit in your freezer, so it may be worth checking it for size before you start).
Peel the banana and pop it onto a plate. Mash up with a fork until most of the lumps have gone. Young children might find this step easier to do with a potato masher if you have one.
Tip the mashed banana into a bowl and dollop in the yoghurt. Whisk together until well combined.
Using a spoon, dollop some yoghurt and banana mixture into the bottom of each cake case until all the yoghurt has gone. Top with the banana chips if wanted. We topped half of ours with whole ones and half with broken pieces, I think both ways looked great!
Place the cups (still on the baking tray) into the freezer and leave to freeze for a couple of hours until set solid. Once frozen through, remove from the cases and serve (or bag up and pop straight back in the freezer to eat later).
These are great to munch on straight out of the freezer as a healthy snack or dessert, or for a fun breakfast idea you could throw a few into a bowl of granola or cereal, yum! You could even pack these in a lunch box – the yoghurt will melt enough to eat with a spoon by lunch time but it will still be lovely and cool and make a tasty and healthy dessert. Just be sure to pack them in a leak-proof tub or compartmented lunch box like the Yumbox.
I’ve also made a quick video tutorial of this recipe for you. If you have any trouble loading the video below, click here to watch it on YouTube, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Eats Amazing YouTube channel while you are there for lots more fun food ideas, recipes and tutorials!
If you’d like to print off a child-friendly copy of this recipe for yourself, click on the picture below to download the PDF file.