So, how did I decide to make frozen bananas on a stick? True story: Picky toddlers will eat anything you put on a stick. Well, at least mine will. Sometimes it’s just switching up the presentation. And I needed to make a particular sad, fussy boy happy.
Another True Story: Teething is a terrible thing. It’s always been bad. But the “I” Teeth really suck. My son has never been so miserable and drooly. I have spent hours looking for magic cures and teething tips.
Banana pops. AKA frozen bananas on a stick. They are easy (yay for mom), a great shape for little teeth to gnaw on AND the stick keeps little hands from getting too cold (mine is very sensitive to holding cold things).
These are also a great way to cool off during hot summer months!
Making Frozen Bananas on a Stick
All you’ll need are bananas and popsicle sticks. I like to cut my banana into thirds and put each third on a popsicle stick. Then, I lay them on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in the freezer, or stand them upright in a tall glass with the banana outside the glass (the banana will freeze to whatever it’s touching). You can even try dipping them in melted coconut oil or plain yogurt, then rolling them in chopped nuts, wheat germ or other favorite toppings. I’ve even heard of folks dipping them in melted dark chocolate! That sounds like a luxurious treat, too.
Depending on the ability level of the eater, the bananas may need to thaw and soften a bit before serving. Gnawing may not be easy for some tiny teeth.
Frozen bananas on a stick – a nutritious treat, great way to cool off during the hot summer months and a tasty teething remedy! Try it out and let me know what you think.
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