Transform your morning routine with a delicious and nutritious Banana Split Breakfast Parfait! This easy-to-make breakfast combines the fun of a dessert with the health benefits of a balanced meal.

Packed with fresh fruits like bananas and berries, creamy Greek yogurt, and crunchy granola, this is a delightful way to start your day. Not only is this breakfast parfait simple to assemble, but it also offers flexibility with ingredients to cater to various dietary preferences, including vegan and gluten-free options. Perfect for busy mornings, this Banana Split Breakfast Parfait is sure to become a favorite for both kids and adults alike.

Banana Split Parfait Ingredients

  • Banana. Rich in potassium, bananas support heart health and blood pressure regulation. They also offer a quick source of energy and are good for digestion due to their fiber content!
  • Greek Yogurt. Packed with probiotics, Greek yogurt can help to support gut health. It’s also high in protein, which is beneficial for muscle repair and growth, and calcium, essential for bone health.
  • Granola or Trail Mix. Depending on the mix, granola or trail mix can provide a good source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and energy. Nuts included may offer omega-3 fatty acids, important for heart health. However, it’s important to be mindful of the sugar content, as some granolas can be packed with added sugars.
  • Berries. High in antioxidants, berries such as blueberries and raspberries can help fight inflammation and promote heart health. They’re also fiber-rich for healthy digestion!
  • Peanut Butter. A good source of protein and healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats. It can help with feeling full and provides energy. Mostly though, it just tastes good…
  • Honey. Though high in natural sugars, honey has antioxidants and can offer antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits, and it’s a perfect way to add a touch of sweetness to this breakfast.
  • Cherry. For deliciousness. It’s a banana split after all!

How to make my Banana Split Breakfast Parfait.

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!

1 Slice your banana

Start by slicing your banana lengthwise to form two long halves, and place them into a shallow bowl to create the base for your parfait.

2 Add some berries

Add in an assortment of your favorite berries between the banana slices, I went with sliced strawberries and blackberries here.

3 Scoop on your yogurt

Use an ice cream scoop to add your Greek yogurt between the two banana halves, creating the classic ice cream appearance of a traditional banana split. Substitute dairy-free yogurt if you want to make this vegan.

4 Add some MORE berries!

Scatter on some additional berries! I used a mix of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

5 Sprinkle on some granola

Now sprinkle on your granola of choice for a delightful crunch and nutritional boost!

6 Add peanut butter and honey

Gently melt peanut butter until it reaches a slightly thinner consistency, then drizzle it over the parfait along with honey for a glossy, sweet finish. You can substitute the honey with maple syrup if you’d like to keep this vegan.

8 The cherry on top (literally)

Last but not least, top it with a cherry! This adds such a classic touch and an extra bit of sweetness.

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!

Banana Split Breakfast Parfait

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  • 1 banana
  • 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.
Serving: 1banana split breakfast parfait, Calories: 431kcal, Carbohydrates: 69g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 27g
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