Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Pops make a healthy and delicious summer snack or dessert that kids absolutely adore.
Heads up! This post was first published in March 2011, before my son Luke was even born. I’ve updated the recipe and the new photos reflect the recipe changes. I’ve left the old photos, also, and the text is mostly original with a few updates.
First and foremost, I am a full-time mom. I can’t push the pause button on my responsibilities when I want to work on this blog. Many times, Meghan is around when I am snapping pictures for my posts.
That’s why her little hand snuck its way into the photo above. She was having one of the pops for her snack, but finished it before I was done getting my shots and she wanted another one.
She kept grabbing for another pop despite my efforts to ask her to wait. Patience is something we’re working on over here, but it’s a work in progress. 🙂
It turned out that the best photos of the bunch had her hand in them, so I went with it. As you can guess, she loved this snack. Even though it snowed this weekend, I’ve been on a frozen treat kick. First, it was the Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes that everyone loved, and now these Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Pops that are also delicious. Can you tell I’m ready for summer already?
If you aren’t quite in warm weather mode yet, you can just bookmark this page for those hot summer days when you want a cool frozen treat, but aren’t interested in the added sugars or artificial colors you find in regular ice cream treats or popsicles.
Edited to Add:
It’s 2018 now, and Meghan has grown from the toddler I had in the original post to a lovely 9-year-old who still loves these frozen banana pops. Luke joined the mix later that year, and now he’s a energetic 6-year-old boy who also loves this healthy treat.
I updated the recipe by using Greek yogurt instead of regular and its thickness made it easier to stick to the banana and toppings stayed better, as well. I give you toppings ideas in the printable recipe section, but the options are endless. We had some naturally colored sprinkles on hand, so I used those as a special treat. I also used chocolate chips as another special treat option. Guess which two the kids picked first?
My favorite was crushed walnuts with cinnamon. Oh my! It made a delicious treat with no sugar added!!
Let me know which one is your favorite!
How to Make Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana PopsPrint
Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Pops
These Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Pops are a healthy and delicious snack that can be made with no sugar added, depending on the toppings you choose.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 pops
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 4 bananas, cut in half
- 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 8 wooden sticks or paper straws*
Toppings Ideas: unsweetened coconut, chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, crushed nuts with cinnamon, naturally colored sprinkles, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, melted chocolate or peanut butter
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Put a wooden stick or paper straw half into the end of a banana piece and dip it into the yogurt. Roll it around so it is evenly and thickly coated.
- Roll it into a topping if you desire and then place it on the lined plate or baking sheet. Continue with the rest of your banana pieces.
- Place the tray in the freezer. Allow to freeze at least one hour before serving.
- Serving Size: 1 pop
- Calories: 55
- Sugar: 7.3 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Carbohydrates: 13.6 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
Keywords: Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Pops
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That would explain why she insisted on keeping on her warm and cozy Christmas pajamas, even though this was mid-morning snack time.
I don’t think she really cares whether her snack fits the weather outside or not.
When it tastes good, it tastes good.