Breakfast Banana Split


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This breakfast banana split combines your breakfast favorites like fruit, granola, and yogurt into one fun, tasty, and beautifully presented breakfast.

A breakfast banana split in a bowl next to toppings.

Two Reasons You’ll Love This Breakfast Recipe

I’m always looking for healthy breakfast ideas that are quick and easy to whip up – and this breakfast banana split is one such recipe! It takes the approach of a classic dessert-style banana split but swaps up the ingredients to be breakfast appropriate. Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • It’s simple and healthy. It doesn’t get much easier than wholesome fruit, yogurt, and nuts (or granola). There’s no cooking involved and it’s really versatile with whatever seasonal fruit you have on hand.
  • It’s quite pretty. I love to serve this up when I have guests over, as it plates beautifully. And that makes it a wonderful, simple breakfast for holidays, and especially Mother’s Day. But it’s also simple enough that you can enjoy a stunning breakfast all by yourself on the regular.
Ingredients to make breakfast banana split on a table.

Breakfast Banana Split Ingredients

  • Banana: Make sure to grab one that’s perfectly ripe. You don’t want one overly ripe and soft, as it will be harder to slice lengthwise and stay together.
  • Yogurt: I’m using Greek yogurt, but you can use your favorite flavored or styled yogurt for variety. You could even use dairy-free!
  • Berries: I often enjoy this recipe in summer when berries are fresh and in-season, but you could also use mandarin slices in the fall or winter.
  • Crunchy Topping: Again, you can choose from a wide variety of nuts, seeds, or granolas. I love to use my chai spiced granola and don’t forget about my honey oat granola or maple almond granola in my cookbook!
A banana sliced in half.

How to Make a Breakfast Banana Split

  • Slice the banana in half. Grab a sharp knife and slice the banana in half lengthwise, then place it on a plate.
  • Add your toppings. Top the banana with a few dollops of yogurt, a handful of berries, and a sprinkle of nuts. If you want to be a little extra, you can drizzle some honey, maple syrup or almond butter on top. It’s really that simple!
Several breakfast banana splits in bowls with toppings.

More Easy No-Cook Breakfast Recipes

I hope you love this simple breakfast recipe as much as I do! If you make it, let me know what you think about it in the comment box below. Your review will help other readers in the community.

Breakfast banana split on a plate.

Breakfast Banana Split

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Lisa Bryan


This breakfast banana split combines your breakfast favorites like fruit, granola, and yogurt into one fun, tasty, and beautifully presented breakfast.


  • 1 banana, sliced in half
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • ½ cup berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, chopped nuts, or granola
  • Optional: a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or nut butter


  • Slice the banana. Slice the banana in half lengthwise, and place on a plate.
  • Add toppings. Top the sliced bananas with yogurt, berries, and nuts, then enjoy!


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Split for Breakfast, Breakfast Banana Split
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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    1. Hi Susan – Happy to hear this breakfast banana split worked out perfectly for Mother’s Day!

  1. It’s a winner for sure, first had it at a little bistro in central California, about two years ago .. been go to Sunday mornings ever since , we have drizzled with , honey, maple syrup , tahini and chocolate…5 stars