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This week, we feature banana baby recipes. Not just your average banana recipe bread or cake idea but we have tonnes of amazingly cool ways to use up that delicious fruit. Let’s face it, we love bananas! We eat them as a dessert, snacks or for breakfast.

Why are bananas important for kids?

Bananas supply an incredible amount of Vitamin B6. This nutrient is also called pyridoxine, which helps the chemicals (like serotonin) transmit signals in the brain. Bananas are rich in potassium too which promotes energy and, folate is needed for proper tissue growth.

Here is a little trivia. Going to the earliest part of the history where bananas became famous, back in 327 B.C., Alexander the Great discovered that the fruit is grown in India. Since then, traders in the Indian Ocean carried bananas to the eastern coast of Africa. Before the second century A.D., Chinese traders introduced banana to the Polynesians.

Banana’s scientific name is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men”. Why? In India, wise men contemplate under the shady, green leaves. Centuries ago, Africans are credited for giving its permanent name because, each time there are gatherings of were introduced to them, and a new name is given.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Banana Nice Cream

The Red Velvet Pancake! A blend of softly roasted beetroot, vanilla and yumminess and the best part (so my children told me) was the banana and coconut ice cream. So creamy, so healthy and so yum!

Get the recipe here: Red Velvet Pancakes with Banana Nice Cream

Brown Bread Ice Cream Cones with Banana and Pineapple Ice Cream

These super cute brown bread ice cream cones are taking over the internet. The best part is that it’s an easy recipe to make with kids. Yummy, summer baby led weaning treat.

Get the recipe here: Brown Bread Ice Cream Cones with Banana and Pineapple Ice Cream

Bananas & Custard Ice Lollies

Bananas and custard being a childhood dessert favorite! I tested them on the whole family and am happy to confirm that they went down very well indeed, with arguments over the last one left even though we had other ice lollies in the freezer!

Get the recipe here: Eats Amazing

Healthy Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

You can also make these sugar-free by replacing maple syrup with apple sauce or banana to make them into a sugar-free treat. This recipe makes the perfect breakfast for baby-led weaning or even as a healthy snack for your toddler too.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

Easy Banana Hot Dogs

This fun healthier dessert recipe is perfect for summer party food and BBQ’s; it’s so easy to put together and a real crowd pleaser. Switch out those regular hotdog buns with sweet brioche and banana as a hotdog. What better treat to start the party than these?

Get the recipe here: Eats Amazing

Blueberry & Coconut Oat Bars

Refined sugar free healthy oat bars are loaded with blueberries, whole grains, and omega3 rich chia seeds!

Get the recipe here: Blueberry & Coconut Oat Bars

Choco Banana Breakfast Smoothie

It’s packed full of energy with oats and bananas, giving kids a natural energy boost, yet low GI too. Make their day with a boost filled with sustainable energy to make their day.

Get the recipe here: My Fussy Eater

Breakfast Banana Split

Start up the morning with this is delicious and healthy breakfast that kids are sure to love. This uses a plain Greek yoghurt with a little vanilla extract. Any yoghurt flavor is good. An awesome breakfast to begin the morning for you and the kids.

Get the recipe here: My Fussy Eater

Blueberry and Blackberry Healthy Cheesecake Jars

Give your fresh berries a boost with this healthy cheesecake jar for kids. Blueberry and Blackberry Healthy Cheesecake Jars are my new favourite obsession and one of my favourite healthy treats for kids in the world! 

Get the recipe here:Blueberry and Blackberry Healthy Cheesecake Jars

Dairy Free Banana Pudding

Here is a healthy and delectable snack for the little ones which are so yummy and creamy. My kids loved it and they became my little sweet chefs in the kitchen. Treat yourself and the kids with this awesome snack.

Get the recipe here: Fork and Beans

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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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