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Pile of fruity skewers with a bowl of yogurt dip and a smaller bowl of cinnamon

Fruity skewers with yogurt dip

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make these yummy fruit skewers with kids. The recipe guides children through the basics of using a knife to help them build confidence in key kitchen skills

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving
low infat1g


  • 1 banana
  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • natural yogurt
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon

You’ll also need

  • chopping board
  • tea towel or kitchen paper (optional)
  • knife and optional straw
  • skewers
  • teaspoon
  • small bowl


  • STEP 1
    Step 1: lay a dampened tea towel underneath the board to stop it from slipping

    If your chopping board doesn’t have anti-slip grips, lay a dampened tea towel or sheet of kitchen paper on the work surface, then place the board on top to stop it from slipping.

  • STEP 2
    Step 2: slice the banana

    Peel the banana – for little fingers, this is easiest to do from the bottom – then, holding the knife securely and with your hand in the claw position, slice the banana. You should get about 12 rounds.

  • STEP 3
    Step 3

    Remove the stalks from the strawberries. You can do this by cutting them off with the knife or pushing a straw up through the strawberry and into the stalk.

  • STEP 4
    Step 4: slice the strawberries in half

    With your hands in the bridge position, slice the strawberries in half: hold each strawberry between your thumb and fingers, then carefully cut in half from the pointy end to the stalk end.

  • STEP 5
    Carefully push the banana slices, strawberry halves, grapes and blueberries onto the skewers

    Carefully push the banana slices, strawberry halves, grapes and blueberries onto the skewers in any order you like – you can make a pattern or do this randomly.

  • STEP 6
    Step 6: prepare the yogurt dip

    For the dip, mix the yogurt and maple syrup together in a small bowl, then sprinkle over the cinnamon and serve with the fruit skewers.

Recipe tip

Mix it up

Food tastes best when it’s in season (that means it’s eaten at the same time as it naturally grows). In the summer, berries, peaches and nectarines are at their best. In late summer and autumn, you could try making the skewers with plums, apples and pears.

Don’t waste it

Did you know you can eat cooked banana peels? Simply soak the banana peels in water for a few hours, then remove any tough or blackened spots, chop and add to a veg curry for the final 10-15 mins.

If you've enjoyed this then take a look at the Kids' Kitchen hub for more recipes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2022

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