Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Banana palm trees recipe

These cute little banana palm trees are a great way to make fruit interesting for your kids. They will forget that fruit is healthy! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 banana
  • 1 mandarin
  • 2 kiwi fruits


Peel the banana and cut it down the centre lengthways. On a chopping board cut each half into 1.5 cm slices. Slide your knife underneath the banana slices and place them onto the plate. Arrange them as two tree trunks.

Peel the mandarin, and separate the segments. On the plate, place the segments in rows below the banana to create an island.

Peel the skin off the kiwi fruit and cut into small segments. Place above the banana ‘tree trunks’ to look like palm leaves.


  • To encourage your children to eat more fruit, you can get them to help you make this recipe. Just give them a chopping board and a plastic knife and encourage them to eat any pieces they cut up.
  • This recipe was created by Chantelle Ellem for Kidspot,  New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Chantelle on Fatmumslim or on Facebook or Twitter.

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