Who says you can’t eat dessert for breakfast? This Healthy Banana Split Breakfast Recipe is proof that you actually can. Bonus, it’s good for you too!
You could even make this a fun banana split breakfast bar for a weekend brunch idea.
And if you didn’t think chocolate for breakfast is a good idea, check out this chocolate overnight oats recipe.
Are you a morning person? I am NOT. Do you like eating breakfast, or even eat breakfast?
We all know it is an important meal of the day, yet so many of us seem to skip it. Homemade granola bars are great for helping you not skip your first meal of the day. Somedays I just will eat a banana for breakfast as I run out the door.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this banana breakfast can be found at the bottom of this post.
Unfortunately, most of us cannot run on the weekend brunch schedule. We have jobs, kids, businesses to run, or just daily routines that force us to wake up and get at it.
What’s In A Healthy Banana Split?
Healthy breakfasts are not that difficult, and this banana split recipe can be made for breakfast in a matter of minutes. I have even made this ahead of time as well. Works great!
- cottage cheese
- Greek yogurt
- fresh berries
I am all about having breakfast ready and waiting for me to eat when I get up. If you are one of those busy morning families, you will appreciate anything that helps make your morning easier. A simple healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
My blog has lots of great make-ahead breakfast ideas. Breakfast casserole, breakfast bowls, and even breakfast donuts are just a few of the healthy ideas to start your day on the right track. Smoothies are great for breakfast or lunch.
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How To Make A Breakfast Banana Split
Classic banana splits are made of bananas, ice cream, and toppings. A banana split for breakfast is the same, just using healthy ingredients.
We all know that bananas for breakfast on their own are delicious and healthy. Combine them with other ingredients like cottage cheese, yogurt, and nuts, to make a “dessert type” meal that is perfect for breakfast or lunch.
Preparing this banana split is so easy, even the kids can do it!
- Peel and slice the banana.
- Layer on the ingredients.
Let your imagination get you salivating and play with these ingredients. Mix and match to your heart’s content.
- Cottage cheese can be full fat or fat-free. Don’t like cottage cheese? Add more yogurt.
- Greek yogurt is so thick and rich. Skyr yogurt works great too. You can even use any flavour you like.
- Jam can be any flavour you like. Blueberry and cherry are other great options. If you need to watch your sugar, sugar free jam is perfect for this recipe.
- Peanuts can be replaced with any variety. If you cannot eat nuts, try chia seeds or hemp hearts. You can even use granola as a topper.
- Fresh berries as garnish are optional but totally delicoius. Any berry works here.
Let the kids have some fun designing their own breakfast banana split. I guarantee getting them to eat a healthy breakfast will not be a chore anymore, and will be EXCITED about it.
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Banana Split Breakfast Recipe
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup cottage cheese (I used 1%)
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons strawberry jam (less sugar the better)
- 1 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts (I used unsalted/unseasoned)
- fresh berries for garnish (optional)
- Peel the banana, cut in ½ lengthwise and place in a shallow bowl. Alternately you can cut the banana into chunks and place in a bowl.
- Top banana with the cottage cheese and yogurt.
- Add the jam on top (you can warm the jam up if you wish).
- Add the peanuts.
- Garnish with fresh berries (optional).