Banana Split for Breakfast

Quick Post: I just had to try this when I saw it. I’ve been looking for creative ways to make healthier breakfasts lately and I thought this would be a fun one to try. This recipe has it all – protein, fiber, healthy carbs, healthy fats – there is so much going on. I might even convince the kids to try this because it’s so different and I would feel good about giving them something that’s not their preferred sugary cereal. Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Banana Split for Breakfast – adapted from Naturally Ella

  • 1 banana, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup to 1/2 ┬ácup cottage cheese
  • 1 -2 Tbsp all-fruit preserves (*I used strawberry)
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chia seed

Other options: add nut or seed butter or in place of the preserves, shredded coconut, replace cottage cheese with high-protein Greek yogurt, sprinkle with cinnamon, raisins, other fresh fruit, goji berries etc!


1. Place two banana halves in serving dish or bowl. Add scoops of cottage cheese on top of banana. Drizzle with fruit preserves and garnish with flax, chia and chopped nuts.