First, a little secret: I’m not so into bananas. There are actually a handful of things that most people LOVE that I am not all that excited about (chocolate, whipped cream, plus I NEVER really liked bacon so when non-vegans ask me how much I miss bacon they can’t believe I say “not even a tiny little bit.”) I like bananas okay. Half a frozen banana sure can make a smoothie creamy. I’ll pack them for a picnic or road trip snack because they’re easy. But I’m not really a fan, and I’m really picky about how I’ll eat them.
Except for this. THIS I could eat all. the. time.
My mom used to make this a lot when my sister and I were little. I think we had them in our freezer all summer long. It’s just as fun and cooling as having ice cream, but much healthier.
I’m not sure what made me think of them recently, but I decided that I just had to relieve this childhood treat. So I slaved over the cutting board and made myself some frozen bananas.
1 large banana
2 T peanut butter
Peel banana and slice it down the long way. Slather the peanut butter on one of the halves, and replace the top like a sandwich. Wrap in tin foil. Once it’s frozen, just unwrap it and slice it up!
One note: this works best with firmer peanut butters. I let mine come closer to room temperature first so it would be easier to spread, but that just made the top half of the banana squish out a lot of the peanut butter. Tastes the same, but they can be prettier!
I know. I’m quite the chef, eh?