Froyo Banana Pops: 7 Ways!

One fruit. Seven different flavors. Yes, SEVEN. It may seem a little excessive, but last I checked there are 7 days in the week.

These froyo banana pops make healthy eating fun– they’re naturally sweetened, packed with fiber and protein, and SO easy to put together!

Froyo Banana Pops: The EASY How To

You’ll be happy to know that the process of making banana pops is EASY, like kiddie-friendly easy. Here’s the basic lowdown:

1. Cut a banana in two and insert each half with a popsicle stick. Pop in the freezer until hardened up.

2. Pick a flavor (or seven!) + whip together the easy peasy coating.

3. Dunk those frozen bananas in yogurt before bejeweling them with edible goodies! Return to the freezer for a wee bit longer.

4. Pat yourself on the back for filling your freezer with ready-to-go, NUTRITIOUS snacks, and happy healthy munching!

Okay, time for the flavor unveiling:

Almond Caramel Chew

This one’s for all you fellow caramel-toffee-butterscotch feigns!

It’s flavored with creamy almond butter, sweetened with maple syrup, and studded with CHEWY caramel protein bits! Swooon. (This may be is definitely my favorite flavor).

Matcha Funfetti

This banana pop IS a party.

It’s flavored and vibrantly colored with matcha, an antioxidant-rich Japanese tea powder. If you’d rather make a caffeine-free pop, simply swap the matcha for freeze-dried berries or beets.

And don’t forget to let the little kiddie in you (or an actual kid, if you have one) run wild with the rainbow sprinkles!!

Cinnamon Raisin

Raisins seem to get a bad rap wherever they go– they’re cursed at for hiding in people’s cinnamon rolls, and scolded for not being more like chocolate chips when they’re found in cookies– but not here!

When combined with almond butter, cinnamon, and homemade muesli, raisins are given the chance to shine like the deliciously CHEWY dried fruit they are.

Coconut Vanilla

Creamy vanilla coconut that’s high in protein, low in sugar, and bursting with FLAVOR! The secret? Well, there’s two:

1. A little bit of vanilla pea protein powder. It goes a long way in adding vanilla flavor + sweetness without the need for heaps of added sugar.

2. Plenty of toasted coconut chips. Toasting the coconut may seem like a cumbersome extra step (that takes less than 1 minute!), but don’t take shortcuts this time– the golden coconut adds an incredible oomph of flavor!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch

This one’s a classic: peanut butter + (DOUBLE) chocolate + banana + plenty of CRUNCH = ‘Nuff said?

Blueberries N’ Cream

Like blueberry banana cream pie on a stick. Only there’s no need to break out the sugar– ground wild blueberries + vanilla protein powder do the trick.

You can also mix in some chia seeds for an extra nutritious crunch + collagen for an added skin boost.

OH, and don’t forget to add the finishing touches to your masterpiece– i.e., plenty of chopped white chocolate!

Chocolate Cookie

This flavor will probably win you over whether you’re 5 or 35– creamy chocolate froyo + chewy cookie crumb.

If you’re a vanilla > chocolate kinda person (*gasp*), simply leave out the cacao powder and use vanilla-flavored yogurt instead!

I hope you have a blast making these frozen banana pops (and more importantly, eating them up!). They’re perfect for:

✔ Satisfying afternoon sweet cravings
✔ PARTIES
✔ Post-workout re-fueling
✔ Days when you lounge around the house and raid the kitchen (it helps to stock it with something healthy in advance!)
✔ Days when you’re just.too.busy.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and rating below if you give them a try or make a variation to one of the flavors. I’d love to hear from you!

Froyo Banana Pops: 7 Ways!

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By Whollyum Serves: 14 frozen banana pops

These froyo banana pops make the best fun + easy healthy snack! You (and your friends and family) will be so glad you stocked the freezer with them.

Ingredients

  • Note:
  • It's best to use lightly speckled bananas for optimal sweetness and flavor. If there's a greenish hue to your bananas they will probably taste starchy and bland. The amounts listed for each flavor will make enough for ONE ~medium-large banana (TWO pops). Simply double or triple the ingredients as needed for more.
  • Almond Caramel Chew:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt* (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter
  • 2-3 tsps maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice (add to taste, or omit for less sweetness)
  • 1 chewy caramel protein bar, or several caramel candies, chopped (I used Nothing Naughty's toffee chew bar)
  • Drizzle: 1 heaping tbsp almond butter + 1 heaping tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener) + pinch of salt.
  • Matcha Funfetti:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 2-3 tsps matcha powder (add to taste; amount will depend on the flavor/strength of your matcha)
  • Powdered sugar or stevia/erythritol to taste (optional, omit if you'd prefer less sweetness)
  • ~4 tsps rainbow sprinkles
  • PB Chocolate Crunch:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter
  • 2-3 tsps maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice (add to taste, or omit for less sweetness)
  • ~3-4 tbsps crushed roasted peanuts
  • ~2 tbsps cacao nibs, mini chocolate chips, or chopped/grated chocolate
  • Sauce: ~3-4 tbsps chopped chocolate of choice, melted
  • Coconut Vanilla:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 1-2 tbsps vanilla pea protein powder (add to taste; amount will depend on the flavor/sweetness of the brand you use)
  • Powdered sugar or stevia/erythritol to taste (optional, omit if your protein powder is sufficiently sweet!)
  • ~3-4 tbsps coconut chips, toasted
  • Cinnamon Raisin:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter (or sub other nut butter for a different flavor)
  • 2-3 tsps maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice (add to taste, or omit for less sweetness)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ~2-3 tbsps dried raisins
  • ~2-3 tbsps muesli
  • Blueberries N' Cream:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 1-2 tbsps vanilla pea protein powder (add to taste; amount will depend on the flavor/sweetness of the brand you use; or sub other sweetener)
  • 2 heaping tbsps wild blueberries, finely ground (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tsps chia seeds + 2 tsps water (optional, add for a bit of crunch + a blueberry-jam look)
  • ~2-3 tbsps dried blueberries (or sub fresh blueberries)
  • ~1-2 tbsps chopped white chocolate or chips
  • Chocolate Cookie:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened thick Greek or dairy-free yogurt (preferably full-fat for optimal creaminess)
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • 2-4 tsps cacao powder (add to taste; or sub chocolate pea protein powder!)
  • 2-3 tsps maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice (add to taste, or omit for less sweetness)
  • ~2-4 crushed cookies (airy/crunchy cookies can be quite porous and will soften in the freezer, so I recommend choosing a chewy/dense cookie)
  • Sauce: ~3-4 tbsps chopped chocolate of choice, melted

Instructions

1

Cut a speckled banana in two and insert each half with a popsicle stick. Freeze until significantly hardened up (~1-2 hours).

2

Prepare the yogurt as the bananas freeze. Combine all of the flavor ingredients in a narrow glass to make dunking easier. If you don't have a narrow glass, simply mix the ingredients in a small bowl and "frost" the bananas with a knife!

3

Before coating the bananas, line a plate, pan, or re-usable container of the appropriate size with parchment paper (this will help minimize stickage when freezing).

4

Dunk the frozen banana halves in the glass of yogurt, giving them a good spin to coat. Use a knife to spread down the sides and make the coating more even and neat. Pop on the toppings. Gently lay the banana pops on the parchment paper, and set in the freezer until the coating is no longer soft to the touch.

5

The pops will be quite frozen straight from the freezer, so you will want to thaw them for ~10-15 minutes before enjoying! Keep covered to avoid freezer-burn.

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