Kick your old-school breakfast yogurt parfait up a notch with this banana split breakfast parfait! Woah now…a DESSERT for breakfast?! It’s every kid’s dream!! Well, that dream has finally come true.
There’s so much nutritious fuel in this healthy banana split breakfast parfait—it’s the perfect way to start your day. And you get to enjoy the sweet and satisfying taste of dessert, WITHOUT the guilt!
A Healthy Breakfast DESSERT?!
Now, this isn’t your average banana split. I’ve swapped out the traditional ice cream and chocolate syrup for yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola! Basically, take your traditional yogurt parfait ingredients and serve them up dessert style. The banana split bowl is totally optional, but it definitely makes this breakfast dessert more fun!
Slice your banana in half like you would for a classic banana split, then scoop on your favorite yogurt like ice cream. Top it all off with a drizzle of peanut butter and honey if you like! And, of course, no banana split is complete without the classic cherry on top.
But, don’t be afraid to switch up your banana split breakfast parfait recipe with different fruits, toppings, and mix-ins that you enjoy. I love the naturally sweet and tart flavors of fresh berries, and they give my body an awesome antioxidant boost!
Also, be sure to read the nutrition label on your granola and choose a low-sugar variety. (This is a BREAKFAST dessert after all—not just dessert!) Or, try one of my easy homemade granola recipes, like my traditional granola or my grain-free low-carb granola.
Packing Fuel into Your Breakfast Banana Split Parfait
This beauty is loaded with satiating fiber from the berries and the banana, and you can pack in the protein with Greek yogurt. (Or use cottage cheese if you like!) But, you can also turn this into a gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, or vegan banana split breakfast parfait—whatever suits your lifestyle!
Just use a dairy-free yogurt option, like almond milk yogurt or coconut milk yogurt. Also, there are some store-bought grain-free granolas out there, if you can find them. But, you could also just use a mixture of your favorite nuts and seeds as a topping instead!
There are SO many ways to use wholesome, fuel-filled ingredients in new and fun ways to shake up our healthy eating routines. You don’t HAVE to stick with the same meals every day to be healthy.
And, we’re more likely to KEEP eating healthy foods if we get creative and have some variety in our diet. Treat yourself to a banana split breakfast parfait and keep healthy food interesting!
½-1 cup Greek yogurt, coconut cream, coconut yogurt, or cottage cheese
¼ cup healthy granola or trail mix
~1 cup mixed berries
1 Tbsp peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
drizzle of honey or maple syrup
cherry on top
Slice banana in half lengthwise and lay in shallow bowl.
Add some berries in between the banana halves to create a cavity.
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop yogurt into the middle of the banana boat.
Distribute fruit and sprinkle with granola, or whichever toppings you like!
Melt peanut butter and drizzle on top with honey.
Serve topped with a cherry (or a few) if desired!
Yields 1 banana split breakfast parfait.
*Nutrition calculated with ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt and 2 tsp honey.