This is a staple treat in our household… plus it’s a great way to use up your (over)ripe bananas without making a really indulgent treat like banana bread. 🙂 These were inspired by the amazingly delicious Banana Paletas made by Mom and Pops in Austin, TX. They make some amazing, all natural popsicles here in Austin, and you can find them at just about any of the Austin farmers’ markets. (When you run across them, please try the coconut or mange chile paletas… they’re ridiculously tasty!) We tried their Banana Cinnamon flavor a few months ago and loved it… However, it does have dairy, so we wanted to make a totally Paleo-friendly version at home.
Paleo Banana Cinnamon Paletas (Popsicles)
Quantity: Full ice cube tray (12-16 mini popsicles)
Time: 5 min prep, 4 hour freeze
Paleo Grade: A (totally Paleo)
- 3-5 ripe (starting to brown) bananas
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or more to taste)
This couldn’t be easier… just peel the bananas and pop them in your food processor. Puree until smooth; add your cinnamon and continue to puree. For three bananas, I find that I like 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. Depending on how many/how big your bananas are, just continue to puree and add cinnamon to taste. Once you’ve got it how you like it, simply pour into ice cube trays, pop some toothpicks in and freeze for several hours!
A no-guilt treat that really does satisfy the sweet tooth!