Heaped with delicious vanilla yogurt, a drizzle of Nutella, fresh fruit, and crisp granola, this tummy-pleasing breakfast banana split is an amazing start to your day! Filling, flavorful, and maker-friendly, these come together in less than 5 minutes! The best part is that these are easily customizable for any preference your family might have.
School is officially back in full-swing and this mama is back in the grind of making breakfast and lunches everyday. Anyone else out there get tired of coming up with new ideas that are both nutritious and simple?? Oh, and ones the kids will eat? Hopefully this is one more option to add to your breakfast arsenal. A breakfast banana split is quick, nutritious, and easily tailored to any taste at your kitchen table.
What if I don’t like yogurt?
That is no problem at all! There are a ton of other options you can use. Great substitutions for yogurts are chia pudding, oatmeal, apple sauce, fruit spread, peanut butter- anything that sounds good and is spreadable.
Is Nutella nutritious?
I hate to answer this one for you ;( Although Nutella contains a little bit of calcium and iron, it is not nutritious. Nutella contains cocoa, milk powder, hazelnuts, palm oil and sugar…lots of sugar. (There are 20 grams of sugar in 2 TBS!) In short, it’s pretty high in calories, sugar and fat. Peanut butter is still a healthier alternative, since it is lower in sugar, higher in protein and lower in the unhealthy fats. But like they say, everything in moderation.
Ingredients for Breakfast Banana Splits
- Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
- Chocolate Chips
- Fruit Spread / Jams / Jelly
- Fruit pieces
- Coconut Flakes
How to prepare a Breakfast Banana Split
The first step is to pick out your banana, peel it, and cut it in half, lengthwise.
Next you lay it out on a plate.
Top with your yogurt! You can always substitute in almond butter, peanut butter or anything else that sounds pleasing to you!
Once you layer your base on creamy goodness on the banana, top with a good, crunchy granola. To keep this as healthy as possible, opt for anything with low sugar content (if that’s important to you!).
Sprinkle with berries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips – whatever you have on hand to create the perfect breakfast.
Enjoy it! The beauty with this simple breakfast is the ability to make it ANY way you want with no fear of getting it wrong.
It’s always a balancing act in our house when deciding on things the kids like that are also mom-approved. This breakfast banana split is a no-brainer. Small variations based on your kids or families preference are super easy to make to keep everyone at the table happy. My son doesn’t like Nutella (insert gasp) where as my daughter loves it. So he gets a little smeared peanut butter and she gets all that chocolatey goodness!
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- 4 Bananas
- 1 cup Yogurt
- 1 cup Granola
- 40 Blueberries
- 12 Strawberries
- 16 Raspberries
- 4 TBS Honey
- 4 TBS Peanut Butter
- Nutella (optional)
- Slice banana length wise and place on a plate or bowl
- Spoon yogurt of your choice between two banana slices.
- Top with all of your favorite toppings! We like to use granola, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and coconut.
- Drizzle with your choice of honey, peanut butter or Nutella... choose one or all 3!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 9gSugar: 52gProtein: 13g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)