Ice-Pops for Breakfast? Yes You Can!
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Published on July 27, 2021

banana and peanut butter pops

Ice-Pops for Breakfast? Yes You Can!

These delicious and surprisingly nutritious ice pop recipes make for an easy, filling snack or breakfast when you’re on the go.

Note: Not a fan of Greek yogurt? Regular yogurt can be substituted in these recipes! If substituting regular yogurt, you can reduce (or eliminate) the milk from the ingredients. Regular yogurt often has a thick-but-pourable consistency already. These recipes are a great way to get creative and get the kids involved in snack-making.

Roasted Banana and Peanut Butter Pops

Ingredients

  • 4 unpeeled bananas
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup 2% milk

Directions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400 degrees F. Wrap the bananas in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Roast for 30 minutes, or until very soft. Let cool.
  3. Once cooled, peel roasted bananas and place in a food processor or blender. Blend until almost smooth. Add the yogurt, peanut butter and milk. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among 6 molds, each holding about 4 ounces.
  5. Add a stick to each mold and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours.

Notes

If you don’t have time to roast the fruit, you can also use over-ripe bananas.

Parfait Pops

Ingredients

  • 3 cups berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup granola

Directions

  1. Combine berries and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the mixture has thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Whisk together yogurt and milk. The yogurt should be thick but pourable.
  3. Scoop out a quarter-cup of the yogurt and mix it with the granola.
  4. Assemble: Add a heaping spoonful of yogurt to the bottom of 6 molds, each holding about 4 ounces. Layer on top a scoop of granola and berries to each. Continue layering, yogurt, granola and berries until molds are full
  5. Insert sticks into each mold and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours.

Notes

If you don’t have time to make the berry mixture use a pre-made fruit spread.

Milk and Cereal Pops

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or flavored)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup dry cereal

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor blend banana until smooth. Add in yogurt and milk blending until smooth.
  2. Add the cereal and stir by hand to avoid crushing it
  3. Pour into 6 (4 ounce) molds.
  4. Insert stick into each mold and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours.

Notes

Anything goes with flavor combinations. Try vanilla yogurt with strawberry milk and Fruity Pebbles for a fun, pink ice pops. Use chocolate milk and cocoa-crisp cereals for the chocolate lovers. Use fruit-flavored yogurt and granola for a more grown-up version.

Lauren Cornay, RD, LN is a registered dietitian with Avera Heart Hospital. Learn more about nutrition and great ways to make healthier meals.

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