My ORIGINAL Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Sushi Slices with Hemp Seeds are an easy and healthy recipe made with only 3 clean, real food ingredients. They're the perfect plant-based snack that's kid-friendly and ready to enjoy in under 5 minutes!
Here's Why This Recipe Works
My top 3 favorite reasons:
- Ready In Under 5 Minutes
- Made With Clean, Real Food Ingredients
You can feel good about making my healthy, plant-based recipe because it's raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, oil-free, contains no refined sugar, and can be paleo-friendly and Medical Medium compliant by substituting the nut butter.
How To Make This Recipe: Step-by-Step Instructions
Here is how to make this recipe and I'll show you with step by step instructions below.
Before beginning, prepare the banana by peeling it and placing it on your serving dish.
Step 1: Spread On The Peanut Butter
Firstly, spread the peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter, onto the top half of the banana.
Step 2: Sprinkle On The Hemp Seeds
Secondly, sprinkle the hemp seeds on top of the peanut butter.
Other options for a topping are chia seeds, shredded coconut, or sesame seeds.
Step 3: Slice The Banana
Thirdly, slice the banana into "sushi-size" pieces and enjoy!
Karielyn's Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions
Here are some of my expert tips to make this recipe perfectly:
Banana. Since the size of bananas can vary, you may need to use a little more than (1) tablespoon of peanut butter + hemp seeds to cover the surface of the banana.
Peanut Butter. It can be substituted with any other type of nut butter. For example, to keep this recipe 100% Medical Medium compliant and paleo-friendly, use cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, etc.
Hemp Seeds. It can be substituted with sesame seeds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Did Banana "Sushi" Come From?
Banana sushi is a fun recipe I came up with for my two young boys back in 2013.
This recipe became an inspiration to many copycat recipes over the years.
Since it was such a big hit, I later created several more:
- Chocolate Banana Sushi with Pistachios
- Cashew Butter Banana Sushi Slices
- Banana Sushi with Sweet Tahini and Matcha Spread
However, this is my most kid-friendly version and my boy's favorite!
Can I Use Different Toppings?
Yes! Feel free to use your favorite toppings or whatever you have on hand. Some other ideas are shredded coconut, sesame seeds, or even cacao nibs.
How Can I Make This Recipe Medical Medium Compliant?
You can make this recipe 100% Medical Medium compliant or even paleo-friendly by substituting the peanut butter with another nut butter such as almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
Want More Plant-Based No-Bake Dessert Recipes?
Check out these:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
- Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark
- Chocolate Crunch Bars
- or my CLEAN DESSERTS Cookbook with 72 plant-based no-bake dessert recipes made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Did You Make This Recipe?
I'd love to hear about it! Please give it a rating and leave a comment below...it would make my day! 🙂
The ORIGINAL Banana Sushi with Hemp Seeds
- 1 organic banana
- 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter*
- 1 tablespoon organic hemp seeds
- Peel banana and spread peanut butter over the top half of the banana.
- Sprinkle hemp seeds on top and slice into bite-sized pieces.
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.