Are you after a quick, satisfying and wholesome snack that's as fun to make as it is to eat? Enter these quick banana boats! Topped with creamy peanut butter, shredded coconut and a light drizzle of honey, they're the perfect balance of flavours and textures, and a great family-friendly snack.
When it comes to everyday snack ideas, my regulars are those that are tasty, nutritious, and convenient, whether in time or ease of prep. This banana, peanut butter and coconut snack boat ticks all the boxes.
With just four simple ingredients, and a few minutes to make, it comes together effortlessly. So much so, it barely warrants a recipe!
It’s nutritious too, offering a good balance of macronutrients. Banana provides energy and fibre from its carbohydrates, peanut butter offers both protein and healthy fats for satiety and sustained energy, and coconut brings extra fats (and epic texture) into mix.
As a Registered Nutritionist, I’m all about flexible recipes that you can take and tweak to suit your needs. This snack uses a smaller banana which, when combined with peanut butter, works for a snack. But you can totally dial up the size, along with the other ingredients, to make it more energy-dense. You do you!🥜
Topping-wise, feel free to veer off course💃. Swap out peanut butter for another nut or seed spread, like almond, cashew or sunflower butter; or trade the shredded coconut for hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs or finely chopped dark chocolate.
You’ll only need a few kitchen tools: a chopping board and sharp knife to slice the banana, and a teaspoon or measuring spoon to transfer the peanut butter from the jar to the banana.
Here are tips and tricks to help your kitchen skills grow while improving the outcome of this dish:
These healthy banana boats are best enjoyed immediately. However, if prepping ahead, you could sandwich the halves back together, slice down the middle (like you would cut a long sandwich in half) and then pack to take on-the-go. Just be mindful the peanut butter doesn’t ooze out!
What is the nutritional benefits of bananas? The humble banana is deliciously nutritious – and nature’s ultimate fast food! It offers:
Thanks for reading! Looking for more easy snack ideas featuring peanut butter? Try these apple and peanut butter donut rings🥜.