Bananas are a convenient, natural and portable snack that can be found year-round; however, this easiest and healthiest banana snack is a great upgrade compared to just a plain banana.
It’s naturally gluten-free and vegan if you use the vegan version of the Healthy Nutella. Don’t wait any longer to add it to your Healthy Meal Plan.
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What do I need to make this banana snack
This recipe calls for only four ingredients and three of them can easily be substituted if you don’t have them at home. Have a look at the recipe card notes to gather some ideas.
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How to make this banana snack
STEP BY STEP PICTURES ON HOW TO MAKE THIS BANANA SNACK
Slice the banana in half horizontally.
Spread the Nutella.
Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds, cut it into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces and enjoy!
WATCH HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY AND HEALTHY BANANA SNACK (45 sec)
Some tips to make this banana snack perfectly
Since the banana is slippery once cut in half, it might be hard to spread the Nutella evenly. You can use a second knife or piece of cutlery to help you with that, as shown in the video.
Why do I consider this banana snack to be healthy
According to a study published in 2016, “Banana contains several bioactive compounds; such as phenolics, carotenoids, biogenic amines, and phytosterols, which are highly desirable in the diet, as they exert many positive effects on human health and well-being. Many of these compounds have antioxidant activities and are effective in protecting the body against various oxidative stresses.” 
What we need to keep in mind, however, is that bananas are a starchy fruit that contains sugar. The riper the banana, the higher the amount of sugar.
When we ingest any food that contains sugar, it provokes a spike of sugar in our blood. Depending on the type of food, this spike can be more or less rapid.
However, ingesting a type of good fat together with that food, it helps to get a smaller spike and gives the time for our body to slowly absorb it.
In this recipe, the Healthy Nutella has a certain amount of fat coming from the hazelnuts and, as for the sesame seeds, almost half of its macronutrient quantities are fat.
Can I make this banana snack with different ingredients?
Absolutely, yes! If you don’t have Healthy Nutella ready at home, you can use any nut butter instead (if you choose peanut butter, make sure to use organic).
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use cinnamon instead.
Finally, you can sprinkle sunflower seeds instead of sesame, or any crushed nuts like walnuts, almonds, pistachios.
Bananas are a natural sweetener; they make a great base for many healthy desserts and keeps them moist.
Those are more recipes where you can use bananas as a sweetener:
Your turn now: Do you like bananas? Have you ever tried a banana snack like this? Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.
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Bananas are a convenient, natural and portable snack that can be found year-round; however, this easiest and healthiest banana snack is a great upgrade compared to just a plain banana. It’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, if you use the vegan version of the Healthy Nutella. Don’t wait any longer to add this recipe to your Healthy Meal Plan.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 min
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Healthy
2 or 3 tablespoons of Healthy Nutella**
¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice***
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds****
- Peel the banana.
- Slice the banana horizontally in half.
- Spread the Nutella.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds and pumpkin pie spice.
*Use the banana you prefer, overripe or not.
**If you don’t have Healthy Nutella ready at home, you can use any nut butter instead (if you choose peanut butter, make sure to use organic).
***If you don’t have pumpkin pie spices, you can use cinnamon instead.
****If you don’t have sesame seeds, you can use sunflower seeds instead, or any crushed nuts like walnuts, almonds or pistachios.
Keywords: banana, snack, gluten-free, easy
Claudia Canu is a former junk and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life and achieve big goals.
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