Roasted Banana Paletas

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Author Notes: Adapted from Fany Gerson's Paletas. Nicholas Day

Makes 8 to 10 paletas

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinammon
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Individually wrap the bananas in foil, without peeling them, and roast for about 30 minutes, until soft.
  2. Once the bananas are cool enough to handle, peel and mash in a bowl, adding the brown sugar and stirring until it dissolves. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and add the remaining ingredients, plus a pinch of salt. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Divide the puree among ice pop molds (or paper cups with wooden sticks) and freeze until solid. Lick.

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about 1 month ago Anne B

These were awesome. I loved the cinnamon. I used full fat greek yogurt and they were very creamy.


about 1 year ago barb48

I have some bananas in the freezer. can I use them in this recipe?


about 1 year ago Maddie and Cady (Hungry Curious)

Oh my, these look incredible. Can't wait to try!


about 1 year ago Laura Nugent Mohr

I have a young niece coming in a few days that can not have milk. What could I use instead of greek yogurt?


about 1 year ago Stacye

Laura I would suggest either plain soy yogurt or plain almond milk yogurt or plain coconut milk yogurt, which ever you can find.


about 1 year ago Zensister

I have a dairy allergy as well. I'm going to try these with coconut milk yogurt. I think that would have the most compatible flavor profile with the bananas. It's not as tangy, though, so a squeeze of lemon might be in order.


about 1 year ago Jef

Many folks who can't do dairy are ok with goat products still. goat yogurt has some tang to it and would work pretty well. We've substituted goat yogurt and kefir very successfully in our kitchen and our dairy allergy kids do just fine. You would want to strain the yogurt with cheesecloth to get the greek yogurt texture if you used it.


about 1 year ago Ange B

Plain Greek yogurt?


about 1 year ago Ange B

Plain greek yogurt?


about 1 year ago BavarianCook

I had ripe bananas on hand but was just thinking I should make a banana bread when I came across this recipe - thank you! The bananas are roasting now and I am excited to make this!


about 1 year ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Food52, please (pretty please!) tell me: Where do you get those wonderful molds for frozen treats on sticks? I've seen them on the Corn Pop recipe, jestei's Strawberry Shortcake Bars, etc. and now these. Thank you. ;o)


about 1 year ago Iris9

Hi Antonia,
I was wondering the same thing. After a lot of googling, I came up with a website based in Minnesota that says the moulds are Williams-Sonoma -- or at least the ones on the following website are from there. There's a link in the blog to Amazon that sells similar ones. Check it out here: http://www.whiteleycreek...


about 1 year ago Alana Kysar

Best part of the recipe: Lick. Can't wait to try this!


about 1 year ago Ellenw

Is that lemon extract or lemon juice


about 1 year ago Nicholas Day

Juice -- thanks for the catch.