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Banana Almond Butter Popsicles

After a brief blogging hiatus, I’m finally back and couldn’t be happier! I was just taking some time to reassess where my blog was going and how I wanted to move forward and I think that I’ve finally gotten a better grasp on it all. I’ve also officially moved to hosting my own site to get more creative freedom and so far I am truly loving how it has been going and am so excited for what the future holds. So with that being said, and to celebrate my return to the world of blogging, I bring you a super simple, super delicious recipe for these awesome Banana Almond Butter Popsicles!

I remember when I was a kid, my mom used to make me and my siblings this amazing milkshake that had nothing but bananas, peanut butter (Skippy, of course), milk, ice and a little sugar for sweetness and we literally went bananas for it! 🍌

The sweetness from the bananas and sugar, the slight saltiness from the peanut butter, and the creaminess from the milk created a taste sensation like no other and I could’ve literally had a glass every. single. day.

DSC_0021Nowadays, peanut butter seems to have become so passΓ© (even though I love the stuff and could eat it on just a spoon, no problem) and the variety in the types of nut butters available in stores is immense. Just the other day, I saw a nut-free variety made completely from soy, but I think I’ll take a pass on that for nowΒ 😐

Anyhow, after acquiring a jar of Justin’s Almond Butter the other day, I thought it would be amazing to recreate my most beloved of childhood milkshakes with just a few tiny tweaks. I swapped the peanut butter with almond butter, the milk with almond milk, and the sugar with honey, and instead of a milkshake, I made popsicles because they’re fun, and it’s hot, and why the hell not?

So have fun with this recipe and go nuts or bananas! Maybe add a dash of cinnamon or chunks of bananas to get fun chewy bits throughout or maybe even try a different nut butter entirely like hazelnut or cashew or even pistachio, the possibilities are endless!

I’ll always hold the original near and dear to my heart, but these popsicles are definitely a close second.

DSC_0011I’m also using these popsicles to make my triumphant return to Fiesta Friday #80!! It’s been way too long and I know that I’ve missed seeing all of the amazing recipes each and every week and I’ve also missed out on so much, like the passing of a beloved blogger, Selma from Selma’s Table whose motto was “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful” which is something I couldn’t agree with more. So here’s to Selma, aka Diva Sparkle, whose shine I hope is never dulled wherever she is now.

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Banana Almond Butter Popsicles

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Milk (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Honey

Preparation

  1. Add the 2 cups almond milk, 1/4 cup almond butter, 1 banana, and 1 tablespoon honey to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Carefully pour the mixture into desired popsicle mold (or drink as is!) Don’t forget the popsicle sticks!
  3. Allow to freeze at least overnight, remove from mold, and enjoy!

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline | carolinescooking
    August 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Welcome back to Fiesta Friday, and some great popsicles to share with us – they look and sound so delicious!

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      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I hope you’ll make these to cool down one of these hot nights haha πŸ˜€

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    NancyC
    August 8, 2015 at 12:45 am

    These sound like a wonderful summer treat!

    • Reply
      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 8, 2015 at 1:54 am

      Thank you! It is! πŸ™‚

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    Naina
    August 8, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Welcome back!! The new site looks wonderful! I moved to a self-hosted site last month too and look forward to the new challenges and opportunities πŸ™‚ These popsicles look like the perfect summer treat! Happy FF!

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      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Naina! So far I’m loving being self-hosted and your site is so beautiful as well πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!

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    Dini @ The Flavor Bender
    August 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    YUM! Love those popsicles! I am on SUCH a popsicle and Ice Cream binge these days… Summer definitely has something to do with it!
    The combo of Almond Butter with Banana (or anything for that matter!) is fantastic! I think this would be a HIT at my home, but also need to send this to my sister! She would love this! πŸ™‚

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      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks so much, Dini! I literally ate maybe 3 or 4 of these just on my own, that’s how much I loved these. I’ll definitely be making more. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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    Judi Graber
    August 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I love the sound of your popsicles – a new way to use my almond butter! I bet they are good – just need to get some molds πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you! And absolutely! Almond butter has become my new obsession and even if you don’t have popsicle molds, you can still add all of the ingredients to the blender with a little bit of ice and it’s just as tasty πŸ™‚

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    tentimestea
    August 9, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Welcome back! The smoothie sounds delicious, and so do these popsicles! I’d imagine the almond butter not only contributes some delicious flavour but also a lovely texture to the popsicles as well πŸ™‚ (These popsicle moulds are really cute, where did you find yours?)

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    Julie is Hostess At Heart
    August 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    These popsicles look delicious! Very creamy and yummy. I am a peanut butter lover and haven’t ventured out to trying the other nut butters.

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      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 10, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Thank you, Julie! I’m a total newbie to new nut butters, but so far I’m loving it πŸ˜€

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    Julie Garcia
    August 9, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    YUMMY!

    • Reply
      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 9, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Lol thanks!

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    Sarah
    August 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I love this idea! Normally I think of Popsicles as just fruity, but I love this combo so much. Pinned!

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      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 11, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! I love popsicles for the fact that you can really make them however you see fit πŸ˜€

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    Rachel @the dessert chronicles
    August 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

    These are so much fun! I love bananas with almond or peanut butter so I know I would go crazy for these!

    • Reply
      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, Rachel! I probably ate way more of these than I should’ve haha

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    Maya @ Treats and Eats
    August 14, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Oooh, I love this idea! Sounds perfect and it’s always good to sneak a little protein into your desserts πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      bornandbredinbrooklyn
      August 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Absolutely! I love when something is both yummy and good for you πŸ™‚

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