Banana Sushi “Tempura” Roll {Toddler Approved}


I first heard of making “sushi” out of bananas from my best friend; I loved the idea and promptly did a quick google search, which yielded a ton of results.


Many of the existing recipes call for wrapping a tortilla around the banana, but I opted to forgo the starch and stick with a thin layer of peanut butter followed by a light coating of unsweetened coconut flakes.


Unsweetened coconut flakes are more crisp than chewy, so they lend a nice textural contrast to this “sushi” roll. They’re slightly reminiscent of tempura flakes, hence the name I gave this sushi roll.


Lily took a few seconds to explore a piece of the sushi…


took a bite…


and clearly LOVED it! I shared this roll with her, but an older toddler or kid with a larger appetite could easily put away the entire thing.


I’m already brainstorming other ingredient combinations for different versions of banana sushi.

Thanks for the idea, Amanda!




Banana Sushi “Tempura” Roll {Toddler Approved}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: snack banana coconut peanut butter

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • all-natural smooth peanut butter (enough to thinly coat the banana; about 2 Tbsp for a large banana)
  • finely shredded unsweetened coconut (enough to coat the banana; about 2 Tbsp for a large banana)


Smear the peanut butter evenly over the peeled banana.

Spread shredded coconut on a plate. Roll peanut butter-smeared banana in the coconut to form an even layer. Cut into slices.

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