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Banana Crunchos

Posted by Lesa McPeak | August 12, 2019

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large, ripe bananas
  • 3 whole graham crackers
  • Orange juice

Live Well Tips


  • Learn how to create this delicious recipe with this video!
  • Put kids in charge—let them make their own snacks!!

Directions

  1. Peel bananas and cut into chunks. Lightly drizzle orange juice over
  2. Place graham crackers in plastic bag and crush. Place banana into bag, shake, and enjoy!

Cook Together! Making Banana Crunchos with Kids

Kids love to cook. Invite them to help prepare food. It provides a great time for parent-child bonding. Younger kids enjoy making these fruit-based snacks.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment.
  • Count crackers and bananas needed.
  • Peel bananas.
  • Use table knife to cut bananas into chunks.
  • Place banana chunks in bag of crushed crackers.
  • Shake closed bag to coat banana with crumbs.

Intermediate Tasks

  • Drizzle orange juice over bananas.
  • Place crackers in plastic bag and crush into small crumbs.
  • Seal plastic bag before shaking to coat bananas.
  • Place Banana Crunchos on serving plate

Difficult Tasks

  • None.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size ½ banana: Calories–300; Protein–4g; Carbohydrate– 63g; Total Fat–4.5g; Saturated Fat–1g; Fiber–4g; Sodium–200mg; Vitamin C–35%; Vitamin A–2%; Iron–10%; Calcium–2%

Adapted and reprinted with permission from Food, Fun & Reading Curriculum University of Vermont Extension