Banana Sushi Recipe

This banana sushi recipe is a great way to pack a filling and nutritious lunch or snack in your child’s lunchbox!

Kids can be picky eaters. Especially when it comes to lunch where you have no control over whether they actually eat their food or not. I used to work in a school and I’ve seen first hand how many perfectly good, homemade lunches end up in the trash. It’s wasteful, and the kids end up running on fumes until they get home. So packing lunches they will actually eat is important.

A side view of these Banana Nut Butter Sushi Rolls packed in a bento-style lunchbox.


In my experience, most kids will eat fruit, so it’s often a nutritious place to start. Dips are helpful for vegetables and such, but fruit usually gets eaten without too much fuss. However, keeping that fruit interesting day after day is another matter.

Bananas are a fantastic option if your child likes them. Most kids won’t be allergic to them, they are exceptionally portable and keep well with a simple ice pack in their lunchbox. So coming up with different ways to serve them bananas really becomes the only obstacle. But I’m here to help!

An overhead view of a bento style lunchbox packed with veggies and Banana Nut Butter Sushi Rolls.

You can easily make bananas for lunch in several tasty ways. Making banana wraps is a good start, or banana poppers for a bit more creativity. But banana sushi is typically well received by most kids. It’s nutritious with the right bread, and best of all, it’s quick and easy to make.


  • Simply lay your bread on a flat work surface.
  • Cut your banana in half lengthwise.
  • Spread the peanut butter over the bread, making sure to get the edges so the roll will stick together easily.
  • Place half the banana at one edge of each slice of bread.
  • Roll up the bread like sushi and slice into bite-sized pieces

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A side view of these Banana Nut Butter Sushi Rolls packed in a bento-style lunchbox.

Banan Sushi Recipe

A fun way to get some fruit into those little tummies!
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 209kcal


  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter (any nut or seed butter will work)
  • 1 medium banana (sliced in half lengthwise)


  • Spread nut or seed butter on bread, making sure to get the edges of the bread.
  • Slice bananas in half lengthwise and place on one edge of each slice of bread.
  • Gently roll the bread like a sushi roll and cut into bite-sized pieces.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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