Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yogurt & Granola Covered Frozen Bananas

I hike most weekends and I'm usually looking for a healthy snack when I'm done.  Last weekend I decided to chop up some bananas and freeze them as a post workout treat. Before freezing I dipped each one in Greek yogurt and homemade granola.

One bite and I was hooked, the combo was great.  Move over chocolate; I've replaced you with yogurt and granola.

Quick Homemade Granola

1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup honey, heated
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl stir together dry ingredients.  In another bowl whisk together heated honey, oil, and vanilla.

Add the liquid mixture to the oats mixture and stir until evenly coated. Firmly press mixture into an 8X8 pan that has been lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until browned at the edges but still slightly soft at the center. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.  Using the foil lift the mixture from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Peel off foil and either cut into bars or crumble.


  1. My daughter would love these - actually our whole family would love these! :-)

  2. Looks like the perfect post workout energy booster!

  3. Frozen Bananas really help to curb my insatiable sweet tooth. When I am craving ice cream but don't want all the calories, I'll freeze up some bananas! I love that you put granola on them as well! Gives it a crunch!

  4. Love this idea! It's not only a great post workout snack, it would be good for after school or even for a light dessert.

  5. Looks like a great hiking treat!

  6. This does sound like a delicious combo - and so healthy. Win-win!

  7. yum! I bet you could slip a popsicle stick into each banana for a little ice pop type treat, too!