This vegan banana sushi with dark chocolate and pistachios makes such an easy and delicious snack! If you like bananas, you will LOVE this banana sushi!
I just love sushi although I suck pretty much at rolling it. I don’t know how people get them to look all neat and accurate. Probably I should really take a sushi rolling course or something like that. Haha! So after our last sushi rolling disaster (they tasted amazing but didn’t look very nice), Flo came up with the idea of making sweet sushi. I first thought of exotic fruits in rice paper rolls, but then we ended up with these easy banana sushi rolls that are covered in chocolate and topped with pistachios, coconut flakes, chia and sesame seeds. No rolling required! ;-)
How To Make Banana Sushi:
The banana sushi rolls are really easy to make and are sooo delicious! All you need is three bananas (or of course more if you like), peanut butter, dark chocolate, pistachios, coconut flakes, and chia and sesame seeds. First coat the bananas with peanut butter, then cover them with melted chocolate and sprinkle them with the above named toppings. Let the chocolate harden for a couple of minutes, this will take about 5-10 minutes depending on how warm it is in your kitchen.
On hot summer days, put them in the freezer for a few minutes. To avoid chocolatey fingers, I sticked toothpicks in both ends of the bananas, so it’s easier to hold them while you cover them with chocolate. Then cut them into bite-sized sushi pieces with a sharp knife and you’re done. I told you it was super easy, didn’t I?
Chopped nuts like almonds or peanuts are also great toppings. You can either eat the banana sushi right away or freeze it for an hour and two and enjoy it as easy vegan ice cream bites. I love having them wait for me in the freezer, so I can just get one once in a while (or every other hour) as a little treat. :-)
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make these banana sushi rolls I’d love to hear from you how you liked them. :-) Hope you all have a great weekend!
- 3 bananas
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter I used unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 3.5-ounce package vegan dark chocolate
- 3 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Peel the bananas and coat them with the peanut butter.
- Melt the chocolate (either by using a microwave or place it into a heatproof bowl and put it over a pan of barely simmering water).
- Cover the bananas with the melted chocolate and sprinkle them with the above named toppings.
- Let the chocolate harden for a couple of minutes, this will take about 5-10 minutes depending on how warm it is in your kitchen. On hot summer days, put them in the freezer for a few minutes.
- Cut them into bite-sized sushi pieces with a sharp knife. You can either eat the banana sushi right away or freeze it for an hour and two and enjoy it as easy vegan ice cream bites.
Does anyone else have the same problem as me? When I dip the banana in the melted chocolate it comes out lumpy, not
Nice and smooth like the picture.
Hi Cindy, I’m sorry to hear that they didn’t turn out as planned. Did you maybe not melt the chocolate long enough? Or maybe you could also try using a spoon to cover them with chocolate instead of dipping them into the melted chocolate. I really hope that helps! :-) I’ve never had this problem before. What kind of chocolate did you use?
Interesting recipe..i loove..i have to try it this weekend
Thanks, Gathoni! Let me know how you liked it. :-)
Michaell | Foodscape
Yaass! Great idea for a simple dessert. I love the peanut butter in it too! Also, my trick for rolling sushi is to always use a soft, wet ingredient, like sweet potato, avocado, beets, etc., where you usually place the rice. So much more pliable when it’s wet nori! If you haven’t seen my sweet potato sushi, I have a rolling guide…
This is such a cute idea and looks delicious!
Thanks, Katie! :-) So glad you like it!
Yay for healthy dessert sushi! I adore regular sushi, but I definitely wouldn’t mind having some of this! <3!
I do too, Farrah! But this one is so much easier to prepare than regular sushi. :-)
This sounds really good! I bet my son would like it..will have to give it a try! I love when treats can be healthy too! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Cindy! :-) I don’t have kids myself, but I’m sure this is a great treat for them!
Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations
I love this so much! I have seen people make dessert sushi, but it always seems to be out of candy and stuff, this is such a better idea! It looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Justine! So great to hear that you like it! I’ve heard of fruits in rice paper before, but banana sushi is actually even easier to make. :-) I also love eating it frozen.
Heather @ The Deans List Blog
This is such a fun and easy idea – not to mention healthy! Love it! I’ll have to make this soon!
Thanks, Heather! :-) So glad you like it. Let me know how it turned out! :-)
Megan - The Emotional Baker
Oh, I’m sure it would be a disaster if I tried rolling sushi! This is such a creative and easy treat. Can’t wait to try soon!
Thanks, Megan! Haha! Well I guess the most important thing is that they taste good, right? :-) But I still think I should take a sushi rolling course some day. :D
These look like a perfect party snack! And so simple to make!
Thanks for sharing Sina x
Thanks, Justyna! So glad you like the recipe! It really is super simple to make! :-)
What a brilliant idea. Love the thought of keeping them in the freezer for hot summer days. I was hopeless at rolling sushi too, but I did a little workshop and think I’d be much better know – only I haven’t actually tried!
Thanks, Choclette! :-) I love eating them as little ice cream bites on hot days too. They’re so easy to make! I think I should also do a sushi workshop to improve my sushi rolling skills! ;-)
Melissa @ vegan does it
I love this idea! So great for the kids. They can help make it and then enjoy a nice little healthy treat! The photos are beautiful too, Sina!
Thanks, Melissa! So glad you like the recipe! :-) Oh yeah, I bet kids would love making this! And of course also eating it. :D
Lucie @ WIN-WIN FOOD
Such a fun snack Sina! Perfect for the sushi rolling impaired like myself :D plus I’ll take anything with chocolate over sushi any day
Haha! I guess we both suck at rolling sushi, Lucie! ;-) So glad you like it!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
What a creative dessert, Sina! I love the idea of banana sushi! Sounds so delicious and easy to make!
Thanks, Gayle! :-) So glad you like it!
Michele @ Two Raspberries
this is seriously such a cute idea! totally something I would have a blast doing with my nephew! love this pinning it to try! ;-)
Thanks, Michele! :-) Oh yeah, I’m sure kids would love making (and of course also eating) this!