Looking for the perfect summer snack to fill you up and keep you cool? This super easy coconut banana popsicle recipe is a go-to in our house!
Every summer I get requests from my hubby for these coconut banana popsicles! Now that Flora is almost two, she checks in on hot afternoons, asking “mama pop?”. The best part is there’s no preservatives, additives, food dyes or sugar like most store bought popsicles. Did I mention they’re only six ingredients that can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes?! Creamy coconut milk for a creamy rich base, sweet bananas, texture with chia seeds, and a little crunch from shredded coconut. Plus, a little extra sweetness from some maple syrup and a little spice with cinnamon. That’s it. So simple and so delicious.
One of the reasons I love these as a guilt free snack or dessert is the coconut milk base. Not only is it creamy and dairy free, but it offers some serious health benefits. While it’s true that coconut milk calories might be higher than dairy based products, full fat coconut milk is among the best sources of medium-chain fatty acids. These fats are easy to digest, fill you up and prevent overeating and support neurological health. Not only that but with this recipe we have added chia seeds which are a fantastic source of protein, fiber, omega-3 and more.
These popsicles are light, but still rich. Perfect for a hot summer day or a cold afternoon treat. Feel free to put your spin on these and get creative we love to add mango, pineapple, or blueberries. You can even try a drizzle of chocolate for that extra dessert-y feel. Keep reading for the full coconut banana popsicle recipe!
Creamy, refreshing and super simple, only 6 ingredients and ready to freeze in minutes.
- 1–15 oz can full fat coconut milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ c shredded coconut
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 or 2 bananas, sliced
- Combine coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon and shredded coconut in a medium bowl.
- Mix well and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Slice banana and place into popsicle molds.
- Pour mixture over bananas until full.
- Place in freezer for a minimum of 5 hours.
Mix it up by trying mango, pineapple or blueberries in this recipe!
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Photography by Chase Daniel