Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 2 ways! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 2 ways!

Are you ready for easiest "recipe" ever?  I make this little nuggets all the time for my niece and I thought it would be a fun little snack idea that we like to share.  I used to work at a children's clinic that focused on healthy eating choices and exercise, so all day long I was talking about food!  You can see how this might be a problem for a foodie like me.  :)

Anyways, we would frequently need to suggest quick, healthy, kid-friendly breakfasts and snacks because that was a popular parent question.  One of the favorites was 100% whole wheat toast topped with peanut butter and banana.  Fast, simple, and filling.  :)  In fact, it became one of my "go-to breakfasts" on busy mornings!

However, nowadays I do not buy sliced bread as much (my carb of choice is pasta), but I missed my old favorite.  Then, I came up with a cute idea that is a good snack for kids and adults alike.  Here are my Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites!




Are you ready for the hardest recipe ever?  Just kidding!  It is super simple, but check out my secret ingredient below.  :)


Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 2 ways on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites
A Vintage Zest original



Ingredients
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter (or almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.)
  • Raisins, dried cranberries, etc.
  • Optional: Grape-Nuts


Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 2 ways on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Directions
  1. Slice your banana into discs.
  2. Top with peanut butter.
  3. Press a raisin onto the top.
  4. If using Grape-Nuts, flip over the banana disc and press into the Grape-Nuts.  If not using Grape-Nuts press another raisin or dried cranberry onto the banana disc.


Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 2 ways on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Finished!  Just repeat for the remaining bites.


Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 2 ways on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Personally, I love eating the Grape-Nuts version, and I make the cranberry version for my niece, although sometimes she prefers the crunch of the Grape-Nuts.  Yum!




Such a simple, delicious snack, and it probably will take you longer to read this post than it will to make the bites.  :)  Enjoy!


Do you make kid-friendly snacks for yourself?




14 comments:

  1. these look great and tasty! Perfect for a quick bite or an after school snack! Checking this yummy recipe out from project inspired link party :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  2. Perfect after school snack. I better pick up some bannanas

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  3. Ooh, some for me too? I always seem to run out! :)

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  4. I love this recipe for a fun and healthy snack for my children and myself! I'm so excited to see your project on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Thanks for linking up with us!

    ~ Ashley

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  5. This does look really tasty, especially with the cranberry. Thanks for sharing - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

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  6. Your Banana Bites look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Another Fabulous Link up from you! makes me hungry ggreat for my tea parties I do

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  8. What a neat little snack!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Sometimes I do make kid friendly snacks for myself. :) In this case, I think my kids would like it best. I don't like bananas, but everyone else in the house does.

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  10. I love little snacks like these, they look very moreish. This has been featured as the most viewed link at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Make sure you stop back tomorrow, grab a button and link up again. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Thanks so much! I'll be visiting soon. :)

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