Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

In case you hadn’t noticed already, I’m a great lover of snack recipes that allow me to quickly use up over ripe bananas. These recipes started with one in Feeding the Whole Family.

My husband says┬áBanana Milk┬átastes like a thin milkshake without the ice creamy goodness. (He’s a master of the backhanded compliment, but I still love him.) The kids’ favorite was the Egg Noggy Banana Milk version (see the last recipe below).

1. Honey Banana Milk Recipe

1 1/2 cups milk
1 ripe or over ripe banana, peeled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey

Pour the milk into a blender along with the banana, vanilla, and honey. Blend until smooth. Serve.

Yield: 2 cups
Prep-time: 5 minutes

2. Malted Banana Milk Recipe

1 ripe or over ripe banana
1 1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 teaspoons malted milk powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Process the banana, milk, malted milk powder, and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Serve.

Yield: 2 cups
Prep-time: 5 minutes

3. Egg Noggy Banana Milk Recipe

1 ripe or over ripe banana, peeled
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

Process the banana, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg in a blender until smooth. Serve.

Yield: 2 cups
Prep-time: 5 minutes

Related posts:

  1. Banana Julius
  2. Banana Dogs
  3. Oatmeal Banana Blueberry Muffins (a.k.a Nirvana Muffins)

5 Comments

  1. Heidi
    3:42 pm on December 20th, 2010

    Mmm, I’ll have to try this – especially that egg nog one. Have you ever made banana soft serve before? An over ripe banana, frozen then put in the blender/food processor with just enough milk to get it blending. You can add vanilla, a spoonful of peanut butter, a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder, a little bit of from fruit(blueberry and mango are ones that work well). It’s so good! :)

  2. Chole
    9:23 pm on January 13th, 2011

    Hi! I just found your site through raising healthy eaters and you have some great ideas! Love them.

    I also was going to suggest freezing your banana first. Even if you don’t add anything to it, it adds a welcome amount of thickness and creates more of a “milkshake” texture.

  3. You’re right Chole. Thanks for the idea. And thanks for dropping by!

  4. Peggy
    9:23 am on January 28th, 2011

    Genius! I usually bake with overripe bananas but that is more work and more calories. My kids love this. I did use thawed frozen bananas (just because that is what I had) and leftover peach yogurt from the snack they did not finish and it was very delicious.

  5. Peggy, I’m so glad they liked it. I almost feel guilty posting a recipe so simple. But those are exactly the kinds of recipes I need most of the time!