Banana Sushi

This recipe is so much fun to make and even more fun to eat. Kids and adults alike will love the whimsy, and banana sushi may even be the gateway to getting them to like actual sushi!

どうぞめしあがれ or “Enjoy your meal!”

Banana Sushi

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Rest time: 1 hour

To start: Peel three bananas and place onto a baking sheet. From here you can make three different varieties:

Peanut Butter Wild Orange Sushi

  • 1 banana
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Dark chocolate chips, high quality
  • Shredded coconut
  • Flaked sea salt (finishing salt)
  • 1 drop Wild Orange essential oil
  1. With a spoon, spread peanut butter over top half of banana.
  2. Sprinkle sea salt and then coconut.
  3. Melt small amount of chocolate chips in microwave, stirring occasionally until glossy.
  4. Put 1 drop of Wild Orange essential oil into chocolate, stirring to mix.
  5. With a spoon, drizzle chocolate over banana.

Raspberry Lime Sushi

  • 1 banana
  • Fresh raspberries, sliced in half Good quality
  • white chocolate (not the waxy wafers, the good kind!)
  • Chia seeds
  • 1 drop Lime essential oil
  1. Melt a small amount of white chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring occasionally until glossy.
  2. Put 1 drop of Lime essential oil into chocolate, stirring to mix.
  3. With a spoon, carefully spread white chocolate over top half of banana.
  4. Sprinkle chia seeds, then gently press raspberries over the top, convex side up, flattening slightly to look like nigiri.

Dark Chocolate Chia Cardamom Sushi

  1. Melt dark chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring occasionally until glossy.
  2. Put 1 toothpick dipped in Cardamom essential oil into chocolate, stirring to mix.
  3. With a spoon, carefully spread chocolate over top half of banana.
  4. Sprinkle chia seeds, then chopped pistachios. Add flaked sea salt if desired.

To finish: Place bananas in the freezer and freeze for about an hour. Transfer sushi to serving platter and slice, removing pointed ends. At this point, the sushi can be served or placed back into the freezer for later consumption. When serving, make available pairs of chopsticks and little dishes of “soy sauce” and other sushi “condiments,” such as chocolate, caramel, almond butter, raw sugar, chia seeds, raw honey, and so on. Be creative!

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