Ok, ok, so by “Healthy Breakfast Banana Split,” I really mean a banana split minus the ice cream, the chocolate, the whipped cream, the sprinkles, and the cherry on top … and instead replaced with yogurt, jelly, fresh berries, nuts, and coconut chips. But there’s still a banana … and it’s split in two! And, it’s delicious! Plus, it’s better for you than a regular dessert banana split and you can have it for breakfast! I love eating dessert-like foods for breakfast, so this is a healthy way to do just that!
So this year, I’m really working on “organizing” my entire life which also includes cleaning up my eating habits. Basically, I’m trying to eat healthier. This healthy breakfast banana split is a great substitute for what I normally like to eat for breakfast (which is typically a carb and butter heavy toast or a bagel).
To be honest, I’ll probably also make a half version of this as a dessert, too! I’m trying not to eat dessert as much this year (the kitchen is “closed” after dinner), but sometimes on the hard days after juggling the needs of two tiny toddlers, work, home renovations, and general life duties, I just need a little something extra and rewarding myself with half of a banana topped with yogurt, fruit, and nuts is so much better for me than a cookie!
Ready for the recipe? It’s below! Here are the ingredients, but you can substitute any brand/type of yogurt and top it with your favorite fruits, berries, and nuts. And the coconut chips come as plain toasted coconut chips, or chocolate covered, or even yogurt covered if you want to do even MORE yogurt!
But don’t just take my word for how yummy this is! My husband and in-laws all taste-tested my Healthy Breakfast Banana Split and all them gave rave reviews for the overall taste, how yummy the yogurt was, and surprise at how much they enjoyed the coconut chips!
- 1 banana
- 1 vanilla yogurt
- 2 Tbsp jelly, jam, or preserves (your flavor of choice, I used a mixed berry)
- 1/2 cup fresh berries
- 2 Tbsp dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut chips
- 2 Tbsp crushed pistachio nuts
- Slice the banana in half.
- Top with yogurt.
- Drizzle jelly, jam, or preserves on top.
- Add fresh berries and/or dried fruits like cranberries or raisins.
- Top with coconut chips and crushed pistachio nuts.
What little changes are you making this year to eat healthy while on a budget? Let me know in a comment!