A breakfast banana split with berries makes a wonderful breakfast. Not only is this one of the best healthy breakfast ideas for kids but it’s one for the grownups too. Banana and fresh berries makes an easy no cook breakfast which is a nutritious alternative to a smoothie bowl. This bright and colourful dish is easy to assemble and no cooking is required!
If you have some bananas that need to be used up now, a breakfast banana split with berries is ideal. Once the bananas are past their ‘perfect’ point (black and mushy in places) they’re pretty much banana bread fodder!
Banana bread is a great way to use up overripe bananas but this recipe is for ripe ones. As well as the bananas, you will need berries, granola and Greek yogurt. Yep, that’s all, it’s a super-easy 4 ingredient recipe.
How to Make Breakfast Banana Split with Berries
This easy no-cook breakfast takes 5 minutes to prepare. This makes it ideal if you’re looking for healthy breakfast ideas for kids that don’t require much work. Cut the banana in half lengthwise when you’re ready to make this banana and fresh berries breakfast.
Rinse the berries. Now you can arrange both banana halves on a serving plate and add the yogurt on top. Add the granola and berries to finish it off! This alternative to a smoothie bowl will take you 5 minutes tops!
Breakfast Banana Split Variations
This is one of the most tweak-able recipes I’ve ever made. Once you have your banana, you can top it with literally anything. Although a conventional banana split is more of a dessert recipe, switching the cream for yogurt makes it breakfast-worthy. I love vanilla Greek yogurt. You can use another flavour of Greek yogurt, maybe strawberry or even plain.
Any berries work just fine when making healthy breakfast ideas for kids. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries – those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Cherries are also good.
I like to use fresh berries because thawed or canned ones aren’t firm. If that’s all you have then stir the berries into the yogurt instead of arranging them on top.
As for the granola, you can use literally any kind of granola, and the stores tend to carry a lot. You could even use muesli if you prefer a softer texture without clusters. I love the way granola crunches though and the crunch contrasts well with the softer ingredients. So I would say the crunchier the better for me!
Optional ingredients include honey, maple syrup, chocolate chips, chia seeds, jam, chocolate or fudge syrup, and chopped mixed nuts. These aren’t all healthy choices but a drizzle of honey is so good over this easy no-cook breakfast.
More Ideas for Bananas and Fresh Berries
A breakfast banana split with berries is always a good call but there are more ways to serve this. What about parfait style? That means you would chop the bananas instead of slicing them lengthwise.
Add a layer of banana slices to a tall glass, top with yogurt then top with fresh berries and granola. You can make as many layers if you want or just add one layer or each ingredient. This would taste exactly the same since it’s still yogurt, granola, banana and fresh berries, but it’s fun to make.
Another idea would be to prepare waffles or pancakes and serve the fruit and other ingredients on top. It all depends what you’re in the mood for and how much time you have to prepare breakfast.
It also depends whether you’re looking for an easy no-cook breakfast you can whip up in 5 minutes or you want something extra. Maybe it’s the weekend and you feel like treating yourself! Either way, this alternative to a smoothie bowl is going to leave you feeling happy and it’ll keep you full until lunchtime.
Today I used blueberries and raspberries but another day I might be in the mood for strawberries. I love that you can make this easy no cook breakfast with whatever fruit you have. I bet chopped peach would be amazing, either with or instead of berries.
This colourful breakfast banana split with berries couldn’t be easier to prepare. As long as you have some fruit, granola and yogurt (which I always keep on hand) you can make this healthy breakfast. Try it with different toppings and see which is your favourite. Add a cup of coffee and you have all the makings of a nutritious and delicious breakfast.
Healthy Breakfast Banana Split with Berries Recipe
Healthy Breakfast Banana Split with Berries
- 1 Banana cut in the direction of the length
- 3 Tbsp. Greek yogurt plain or vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. granola homemade or store bought
- 5 blueberries fresh
- 5 raspberries fresh
- Slice a banana down the middle and place in a bowl or sundae boat. Spread two pieces apart slightly.
- Place granola between the banana pieces and then top the granola with the yogurt.
- Top with your favourite fresh berries.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Let me know if you try to make this breakfast banana split with berries. You will love that it is an easy no cook breakfast and a great alternative to a smoothie bowl.