How to make Santa Bananas

Our super simple recipe for ‘Santa Bananas’ not only makes for a sweet Christmas treat, but gets some nutritious fruit into your baby’s diet as well!

When we think of Christmas food, most of us think of sugary candy canes, yule logs, and boxes of chocolates. How about a festive treat that is rich in fibre, potassium, calcium, iron and more! Yes, bananas are the perfect snack packed full of benefits. Unlike other rich Christmas foods, these santa bananas are easy for little tummies to digest, and provide plenty of nutrients and vitamins for growing babies.

What you’ll need:

  • Paper straw
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 2 marshmallows 
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 mini marshmallows

 

How to make your Santa Bananas:

First, you’ll need a paper straw – this will hold your santa together. We’ve opted for Christmassy striped red and green ones, but you can use any you have to hand. Remember, paper straws are much better for the environment than plastic.

Next is the banana body. Take half of your banana and push it onto your straw, leaving an inch or two at the top for santa’s hat. Make sure your banana isn’t over-ripe, otherwise you might end up with a mushy santa! 

For the hat, start by pushing a squashed marshmallow onto the straw, above your banana. Chop the top off of your strawberry and add this on top, then finish with a mini marshmallow for the bobble.

Now you can really stretch your creative muscles, as it’s time for santa’s face. We’ve decided to use chocolate sprinkles for the eyes, and a red M&M for the nose, but you can have some fun here. Try out different faces for your santas using other ingredients – icing, sweets, fruit, and more! 

Repeat on the other half of your banana and serve up to your little one for a delicious festive snack.

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