Classic Breakfast Banana Split


Pretend you are having dessert for breakfast—complete with whipped cream and a chocolate "sauce."  We chose strained yogurt (e.g., Greek-style or skyr) over regular for two reasons—it has more protein for staying power and its thicker consistency holds its shape for ice-cream-scoop vibes. Vanilla, strawberry and chocolate are a classic combo here.

classic breakfast banana split
Photo: Carson Downing
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ¼ cup almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise

  • cup low-fat vanilla strained yogurt

  • cup low-fat strawberry strained yogurt

  • cup whole-milk chocolate strained yogurt (see Tip)

  • ½ cup pitted cherries

  • 4 tablespoons granola


  1. Whisk almond butter, cacao powder, water and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a small bowl until smooth.

  2. Whisk cream and the remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a small bowl until soft peaks form.

  3. Arrange 2 banana halves on each of 4 plates. Use an ice-cream scoop to divide vanilla, strawberry and chocolate yogurts among the bananas. Drizzle the almond sauce over the yogurt. Divide cherries and granola among the banana splits. Top with the whipped cream.


To make your own chocolate yogurt, stir 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder into 2/3 cup vanilla strained yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
21g Fat
59g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 37g
Added Sugars 10g 20%
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Vitamin A 518IU 10%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Vitamin D 23IU 6%
Vitamin E 5mg 31%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 89mg 21%
Potassium 701mg 15%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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