Banana “Sushi” with Coconut Sprinkles

I’ve been trying to get more iron into our diets so recently bought this 1kg tub of Meridian cashew butter.  It’s so delicious, and made of 100% roasted cashew nuts so really healthy too!  I’ve always wanted to buy it, so love that I had the excuse to.  It’s more expensive than peanut butter, but with more than twice as much iron, and so so yummy, it was worth it!


So I’ve been using it in everything, stirring it into our porridge, adding it to smoothies.  I’ve been using much less oil in cooking lately, so adding extra nut butters seems like a better way to get fat in our diets, as well as iron, protein and much more.


I made this banana “sushi” with it yesterday as a really quick and easy lunch.  I was having a bad day and tired and getting nothing done, and it made me feel much better to make a healthy lunch that took only a few minutes to prepare.  It also works great as a snack too.  The kids love sushi so I called this “sushi” to them, and they thought that was really funny!  As you can see in the photos below, they really enjoyed it.  It’s a really simple idea, but this is the kind of thing we eat most of the time.  Making healthy vegan food doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.  Some of the best meals are so simple.



Serves 4-6

6 small wholegrain wraps

6 large tablespoons of cashew butter (or other nut butter)

6 large bananas

A handful of desiccated coconut


How it’s made:

Spread 1 tbsp of cashew butter on each wrap evenly covering the whole wrap.

Place a banana at one end of the wrap and roll it up tightly.

Slice into 1 inch slices and serve sprinkled with the desiccated coconut.



9 thoughts on “Banana “Sushi” with Coconut Sprinkles

  1. I’d love to try cashew butter! I despise peanut butter but love almond, which is it most similar to? Also, have you visited the Happy Pear cafe? I went to the one in Greystones a few weeks ago but they have opened a new cafe in Cork since!

    • Cashew butter is lovely! It tastes like cashews really, naturally quite sweet, really nice even if you don’t like peanut butter. 🙂 I haven’t been to The Happy Pear. Would love to go! I didn’t hear about a cafe in Cork, but think they have a new one in Dublin? 🙂

  2. Wow! I didn’t know cashew butter contained so much iron! My doctor said I have iron deficiency 🙁. Starting from tomorrow, I will use cashew butter instead of peanut butter haha. Thanks for the info! And those banana sushi look amazing by the way.

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