Bluth Frozen Bananas (Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Frozen Bananas

I hope your a fan of Arrested Development. If your not interested in Arrested Development references, then you might just want to skip to the bottom for the recipe.

I’ve talked about mine and Ash’s love for TV shows before, and Arrested Development is one of our all time favorites (it’s tied with Always Sunny in Philadelphia). We’ve waited a long time for it to return, so its kind of surreal for it to be coming back.

To celebrate the new season of Arrested Development being released on 26th May (this Sunday), I’ve healthified the famous Bluth bananas so you can make them at home. You could serve these up at your viewing party. Unfortunately George Michael won’t be serving them up to you, but you can always be awkward, and make this mini paper banana stand. So it’s kind of the same. Plus, you can be top banana, and pretend to be Mr. Manager of your own banana stand.

A frozen banana that won’t make you sick and kill you. That’s how good these frozen bananas are.

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Let’s see some bananas and nuts!


The frozen banana inside tastes like vanilla ice cream, yet theres a smack of banana to it. All wrapped in a hard, dark chocolate shell and crispy peanuts – it’s enough to make your banana stand.

If you don’t want to make your own raw chocolate, just melt about 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Bluth Frozen Bananas (Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan)
A healthy raw and vegan version of the famous Bluth frozen bananas.
Yield: 5 frozen bananas
  1. Stick skewers or pop sticks in bananas and freeze for at least 12 hours, longer if possible.
  2. Add chopped peanuts to a shallow, wide bowl.
  3. If coconut oil is solid, place in a glass bowl into a larger bowl with boiling water in it, stir coconut oil until it melts.
  4. Whisk coconut oil with maple syrup and cacao powder.
  5. Dip frozen bananas in chocolate mixture, using a spoon to cover the banana. Sit banana on a clean surface. Repeat with all bananas.
  6. Dip frozen bananas in chocolate mixture again, let it dry for a few seconds and then dip into the bowl of chopped peanuts. Sit banana on a clean surface. Repeat with all bananas.


These make quite the cost effective dessert – depending on how much bananas are where you live.

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15 comments on “Bluth Frozen Bananas (Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan)

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  2. Love all the references, but we just call it manager. I am in charge of making the GOB (double dipped banana that needs 2 sticks) at our viewing party. AD woohoo!

    • Hi Jennifer, its on Netflix, so you will need a subscription at Netflix to watch it or just wait awhile till it comes out on DVD. x

  3. Made these with my friend on Saturday, although did thick chunks of banana on cocktail sticks frozen for a few hours (maybe 6 or 7), then double-dippped in melted chocolate and rolled in either chopped nuts or dessicated coconut. Absolutely yummy and fun!!!

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  5. Everything about this post is genius! I practically watched all of season 4 in one sitting. I just wish I’d found this recipe first so I could have the full experience. I’m thinking a re-run is in order, this time with one of these bad boys in tow!

    • Oh you have to watch season 4 again! It’s so much funnier the second time because you get all the jokes that didn’t really make sense the first time. We are on our third watch now. Plus, it will be much better with some Bluth bananas ;). Your site is GORGEOUS by the way!

    • Hi Nicole, mine doesn’t, but I would suspect different brands of coconut oil have different flavour strength, and also it would depend on your individual taste 🙂

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