Banana sushi is one of those snacks in my mom toolbelt that is always a home run. My kid happily gobbles down this simple snack and this simple peanut butter and banana snack sticks with her a little longer. Have a kid coming home from school starving? Make this banana sushi for a simple but quick and easy snack that keeps them full.
Banana Sushi- A Super Quick Kid’s Snack
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Peanut butter at our house tends to be something we have at home but is a definitely a staple in many kid’s diets. Quick and easy for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack.
I’ve heard the combination of peanut butter and banana called “The Elvis Presley” before because one of Elvis’ favorite treats was a banana and peanut butter sandwich. (Sometimes he added bacon, I’m not sure how I feel about bacon and peanut butter together!) No need to fry with this easy no-cook snack. I bet you could have this snack on the plate before your kid can even turn up the music.
This is also a great snack for busy nights when we have sports or other activities. The kids can have this by itself after school or you can add a few more sides like raw veggies and fruits, crackers, yogurt and whatever else you have on hand in your fridge. (Try a sprinkle of my homemade crunchy cranberry maple granola in this banana sushi snack, delicious!)
If you happen to have a pair of kid-sized chopsticks it makes things even more fun. (and perhaps interesting depending on how skilled they are!) I bet your kid would love trying to pick up their sushi pieces with trainer chopsticks, mine does! Here are the cute cat chopsticks we have.
Banana Sushi- A Super Easy Kid’s Snack
- 1 Small tortilla
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter nutbutter or nutbutter alternative
- 1 Banana
- Lay tortilla on the plate. Spread peanut butter all over the tortilla.
- Peel banana, then place on the edge of the tortilla on top of peanut butter.
- Roll banana in a tortilla and peanut butter so that the tortilla covers the entire outside of the banana. The peanut butter will stick to the banana holding your roll together.
- Now slice your snack into rounds. Enjoy!
When I made this post, I made more than one banana sushi for photos and such. My kid gleefully gobbled every single one (sometimes I had insisted she not grab one from the plate while I was taking the pictures. Can you see that in the photos? Ha!)
This ended up being dinner that night for her. I would say that’s a hit, and maybe she needed someone to share that with for next time!
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So have you ever tried making banana sushi? What are some of your favorite quick kid’s snacks?