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In three simple steps you can make the perfect after school snack. This snack packs a one-two punch: not only is it tasty, this recipe for Banana Sammies is healthy, even gluten-free, too.
Sweetened with honey and creamy cheese, these bit sized treats can feature any nut butter you prefer: almond butter, peanut butter or chocolate nut butter. And, for a special frozen treat, simply freeze these mini morsels after putting them together. Like little ice cream sandwiches, these Banana Sammies are the perfect alternative to the sugar and fat found in ice cream.
Easy to prepare and with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, this recipe for Banana Sammies are the perfect healthy snack for your children and even for those that are still children at heart.
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons nut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Mix together nut butter, cream cheese, honey, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl until creamy.
2. Peel bananas and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
3. Place a dollop of nut butter mixture between two slices and freeze for 30 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Nutrition Development Coordinator, Jen Perry, 2013
Jen Perry has been the Nutrition Development Coordinator since June 2010. Jen has been involved with the programs of The Open Door since 2004, filling many roles in that time such as the Community