Banana Nut Dessert Sushi with Cherry Dipping Sauce (vegan)

by | Updated: February 8th, 2017

Sushi for dinner is nice. But sushi for dessert is even nicer. Show your Valentine how truly one-of-a-kind he or she is with a treat just as unique. This sweet spin on sushi combines healthy ingredients such as almond butter, strawberries and bananas to create an aesthetically pleasing dessert dish. Plate it to look like your favorite sushi roll and pair it with a delicious, cherry-red dipping sauce.

Whether you’re celebrating this day of love with your spouse, child or best friend, this light dessert recipe is a great dinner chaser for your Valentine’s Day menu. (For dinner inspo, check out our pink heart-shaped sushi with spicy vegan mayo.)

Banana Sushi Roll for Dessert Topped with Nut Butter, Seeds and Granola |



2 bananas, peeled
2 Tbsp. strawberries, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Vitacost Smooth & Unsalted Almond Butter
2 Tbsp. Vitacost Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini-Chips
2 Tbsp. Vitacost Organic Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Vitacost Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

Dipping sauce
1/2 cup pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
2 Tbsp. raw coconut nectar
Handful Medjool dates, pitted


  1. With butter knife, spread almond butter along top of each banana.
  2. Pour shredded coconut on plate. Roll bananas in coconut until covered. Transfer bananas to serving plate. (Keep remaining coconut for topping.)
  3. Layer chocolate chips and dried cranberries on top of almond butter; gently pressing in. Top with strawberries. Lightly sprinkle remaining coconut on top if desired.
  4. Slice bananas into bit-sized sushi pieces. Serve immediately with chopsticks or freeze for an hour for an ice-cold treat!
  5. To make dipping sauce, combine sauce ingredients in blender until completely smooth. Spoon into small bowl for dipping.

Additional tips:

  • To make dipping sauce less creamy, add a few tablespoons of water or coconut water to blender, one at a time, and pulse until desired consistency is reached. (This will create more of a soy sauce-like consistency.)
  • Feel free to pile on more toppings such as pumpkin seeds, cherries, kiwi, raisins and homemade granola.