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Breakfast Banana Split

Breakfast Banana Split

Who says you can’t have a banana split for breakfast? Not this girl. I say it’s totally legit.

To make a breakfast banana split, all you have to do is swap out the ice cream with some yogurt and swap the chocolate sauce for a fruity sauce made with fresh blueberries and strawberries. It’s one of those things that I think I could eat for breakfast or even as a dessert. Who doesn’t love having a dessert for breakfast? I love this breakfast banana split because it is so simple to make and I love the cold yogurt with the cold fresh fruit. It’s not going to weigh you down.

Breakfast Banana Split

Feel free to get all crazy with the toppings. Any yogurt will do, you can use walnuts or almonds, and any fruit topping will work! If you plan to eat breakfast in a hurry, you can make the sauce the night before and just store in your fridge for the week!

Breakfast Banana Split

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Breakfast Banana Split

Yield: 1 split

Prep Time: 10 minutes


For the blueberry strawberry sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

For the banana split:

  • 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (you can plain yogurt or any flavored yogurt as well)
  • 1/4 cup shelled walnuts, toasted
  • blueberry and strawberry sauce
  • fresh fruit, sliced


For the blueberry strawberry sauce:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Heat on medium heat. Stir in the blueberries and strawberries and stir well. Bring the mixture to a light boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. Pour the mixture into a food processor (or blender), puree until smooth. This will give you more sauce than you need for one banana split, but I like to store the left over sauce in the fridge so I can use it again another time.

For the banana split:

  1. Arrange the sliced banana on a plate. Scoop the yogurt on top of the bananas. Drizzle with some of the blueberry and strawberry sauce. Sprinkle the the walnuts on top along with some additional sliced fruit and serve!

Breakfast Banana Split


25 Responses to “Breakfast Banana Split”

  1. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 31, 2013 at 9:23 am

    What a fun idea for breakfast!

  2. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

    This looks so delicious, Stephanie! I love how you lightened up a classic favorite and turned it into a yummy breakfast!

  3. #
    Kristi — July 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I love this idea. Definitely a keeper for the kids.

  4. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 31, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I love it! This is a perfect breakfast or dessert!!! I’m going to make this recipe and soon! Just need banana’s! :)

  5. #
    Ashley @CenterCutCook — July 31, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Such a simple, yet fun idea. What a great way to add a little excitement to breakfast!

  6. #
    Ramona — August 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    What a clever breakfast banana split…. I think I prefer this to the ice cream version. :)

  7. #
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — August 2, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I love all of that fresh fruit! Beautiful presentation :)

  8. #
    Angie — August 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Made this recipe this morning and I was surprised how it is practically a dessert! Creative and cute idea! Thank you for the yummy eats

  9. #
    Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook — August 4, 2013 at 2:49 am

    A banana split I can eat in the a.m.? Sign me up! That’s almost too good to be true.

  10. #
    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — August 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    What a cute idea!! I’d love it for dessert too.

  11. #
    Jennie — August 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Steph, this is such a clever idea, and I love you for it. I can’t wait to tell everyone that I’m eating a banana split for breakfast.

  12. #
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal — September 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Fabulous! I make a similar one except with some differences of course. Great minds think… similarly? :P

  13. #
    Joann Woolley — June 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I want this for breakfast tmw! Healthy – yet very much like a dessert!

  14. #
    penny — July 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Try it with fat free cottage cheese as well – also yummy!!

  15. #
    Robin Pagel — October 3, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I just made this and it is delicious. Would be great for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.


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