Breakfast Treat

by May 27, 2021Food & Drink, North Brunswick

Wake up your morning routine with a healthy option that looks like a dessert.

A banana split for breakfast? It sounds decadent, but don’t let it fool you: This is a healthy breakfast option that tastes just as good as it looks.

Sometimes it’s all about the presentation, and changing things up a bit can make the same old thing feel new and special. Maybe you have seen the videos of what appears to be an apple but it turns out to be cake or what looks just like pizza but it is made entirely out of chocolate … well, this recipe is something like that.

We go to the mountains every year with friends, and we divide up who brings and prepares each meal so no one is stuck doing it all. This year we were in charge of breakfast. In years past we have had the traditional bacon and eggs, pancakes, waffles and French toast, but this year I wanted to offer something that was healthier and didn’t take too much time in the kitchen. This one came together in less than five minutes.

When our friends came in to get their breakfast bowls, they were surprised to see what appeared to be a banana split. “Ice cream for breakfast?” they asked. They were delighted to discover it was yogurt instead of ice cream, and they devoured this healthy and filling breakfast before we started on our hike.

This recipe is very versatile, and you can substitute any of the ingredients. If you don’t like yogurt feel free to use cottage cheese. You could even use frozen yogurt. Maybe you prefer plantains to bananas, strawberries or orange slices to the berries used here. If you don’t like coconut, get a different type of granola, maybe some with chocolate chips. The options are endless.

Offer your friends and family a unique twist on the banana split and create a healthy version for breakfast. Trust me: Kids are especially excited to see this one in the morning!

Photography by James Stefiuk

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Banana Split Breakfast
Breakfast Banana Split
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
Keyword banana, berries, yogurt
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
Keyword banana, berries, yogurt
Servings
people
Ingredients
Breakfast Banana Split
Instructions
  1. Cut each banana in half lengthwise and place in your selected dishes.
  2. Divide the yogurt between the two dishes on top of the bananas.
  3. Divide the raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and almonds between the two dishes on top of the yogurt.
  4. Drizzle the honey on top of the berries, making sure each dish gets half.
  5. Divide the granola between the two dishes; it will likely stick to the honey.
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