Chocolate-Coconut Breakfast Banana Split

Eating dessert for breakfast has never been easier, thanks to this twist on a classic banana split. We swap in strained yogurt (e.g., Greek-style or skyr) for ice cream, but you'll still get the same ice-cream-scoop look because the yogurt's thicker consistency helps it hold its shape well. Plus, strained yogurt has more protein for staying power. Pineapple and coconut give this banana split tropical vibes.

breakfast chocolate coconut 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 whole-milk chocolate strained yogurt (see Tip)

  • ½ cup diced pineapple

  • 4 tablespoons granola

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut


  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 chocolate yogurts among the bananas. Drizzle the almond sauce over the yogurt. Divide pineapple, granola, chocolate chips and coconut 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)

514 Calories
26g Fat
60g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 514
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 36g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Vitamin A 346IU 7%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Vitamin D 10IU 3%
Vitamin E 4mg 27%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 94mg 22%
Potassium 664mg 14%
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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