Monday, September 21, 2015

Peanut butter cinnamon sugar banana 'ants on a log'

Peanut butter cinnamon sugar banana 'ants on a log' gluten and grain free
Peanut butter cinnamon sugar banana 'ants on a log' gluten and grain free

This is just a quick recipe today, for one of my kid's favorite things to eat lately. It's the perfect quick and healthy breakfast or after school snack. Basically a fruit based version of the classic ants on a log. But stepped up a bit! 

Sometimes there's a lot of pressure as a blogger to post fancy, super intricately plated meals with trendy ingredients, but that's not always reality. Reality is that you work with what you have most of the time, like anyone else. And you work with what makes your family happy! Sometimes that's roasted veggie pitas with avocado spread, and sometimes it's bananas and peanut butter, yo. 

So today I'm not going to pretend that I whip up super fancy snacks for my kids after school every day. Sometimes I smear peanut butter on bananas because that's what I have, baby! But it's easy and tasty so I'll share it with you all.


Peanut butter cinnamon sugar banana 'ants on a log' gluten and grain free

You will need

Bananas
peanut butter (or in the case of my son, who's allergic to peanuts, almond butter)
cinnamon sugar
nuts/dried fruit (or other toppings, may I suggest chocolate chips?)

the process

Slice your bananas down the center and lay them out flat. Smear on your peanut butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and top with your nuts and dried fruit. Pretty simple! If you're sending this in a lunch you can smooth the banana halves back together with peanut butter in the middle for a 'sandwich' and wrap in tinfoil. This works really well and stays together in a lunch box. Bonus points for kids being able to help make their own (healthy) lunches!

Peanut butter cinnamon sugar banana 'ants on a log' gluten and grain free

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8 comments:

  1. Definitely chocolate chips for my kids! What a fun recipe. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Pinned!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. My son has been so picky lately it's been a struggle to get him to eat healthy food. I will definitely give this a try (and will Pin it too).

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  3. Oh yum! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  4. Yum! I love peanut butter on banana, plus the the fruit and nuts. This is a winner. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.

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  5. What a wonderful, healthy snack - and I love the variations you have suggested as well. Shared! Thank you for bringing this post to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  6. Delicious snack thanks for giving its variations and for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

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  7. Delicious and healthy my kind of combo! Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and have a great week!

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  8. Oh my goodness! I need to try this and soon!!! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-929.html

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