Kiwi-Granola Breakfast Banana Split

We take a classic dessert and put a breakfast-friendly spin on it by swapping in yogurt for ice cream. The thicker consistency of the strained yogurt (e.g., Greek-style or skyr) helps it hold its shape and mimic scoops of ice cream. Plus, it has more protein for staying power than regular yogurt. Lots of seeds and nuts are a nice textural counterpoint to the soft banana.

kiwi granola 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

  • 1 cup low-fat coconut strained yogurt

  • 1 cup low-fat cherry strained yogurt

  • ½ cup diced kiwi

  • 4 tablespoons granola

  • 1 tablespoon shelled unsalted roasted pistachios

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed


  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 coconut and cherry yogurt among the bananas. Drizzle the almond sauce over the yogurt. Divide kiwi, granola, pistachios, pepitas, chia and flaxseed among the banana splits. Top with the whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

584 Calories
30g Fat
65g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 584
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 37g
Added Sugars 10g 20%
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 448IU 9%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Vitamin D 10IU 3%
Vitamin E 5mg 31%
Folate 51mcg 13%
Vitamin K 13mcg 11%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Calcium 237mg 18%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 126mg 30%
Potassium 915mg 19%
Zinc 2mg 18%

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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