The Easiest and Healthiest Banana Snack

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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 it to your Healthy Meal Plan.

Easy and Healthy Banana Snack

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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.

As for the tools, you don’t need anything special, but a spreader might be useful and it’d look great if it’s one of this colorful set.

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.” [1]

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.

Easy and Healthy Banana Snack

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. 

More recipes where you can use bananas as a sweetener are: 

Gluten-free Muffins

Baked Donuts Filled With Healthy Nutella

Chocolate Cakes

Oatmeal Cups

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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Happy Healthy Eating!

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Easy and Healthy Banana Snack

Banana Snack

Easy and Healthy Banana Snack

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
Scale

Ingredients

1 banana*

2 or 3 tablespoons of Healthy Nutella**

¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice***

1 teaspoon of sesame seeds****

Instructions

  1. Peel the banana
  2. Slice the banana in half horizontally.horizontally in half
  3. Spread the Nutella
  4. Sprinkle sesame seeds and pumpkin pie spice

Notes

*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

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10 responses to “The Easiest and Healthiest Banana Snack”

  1. Noelle says:

    This is a crazy delicious recipe! Such a sweet treat

  2. Jennifer Q says:

    A yummy banana snack that’s good for me is so handy to have ready in the afternoons when I need a little pick me up. It gives me some energy with some of my favorite flavors.

  3. Elaine says:

    OK, everyone loves bananas and everyone have them throughout the week. But not everyone has your recipe! So until they find out, I am going to grab it and enjoy this delicious snack.

  4. Sharon says:

    I am always looking for delicious and easy healthy snacks, I love this one! Nutella and bananas are just made for each other.

  5. Julie says:

    Such important and interesting information about bananas. The recipe sounds delicious. too.

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