Bananas are a rich source of potassium and dietary fibre, which makes them a nutritious addition to your morning routine. Enjoy them in whichever way best suits your needs with the help of these healthy and tasty banana recipes.
Skinny banana bread
When you think of bananas for breakfast, there’s a good chance that banana bread quickly comes to mind. But many versions are loaded with oil and sugar, which aren’t the healthiest ways to start your day. Instead, make your morning a nutritious one with this low-sugar, low-oil, gluten-free skinny oatmeal banana bread from Oatmeal with a Fork. It’s all the flavour in a completely guilt-free way.
Feel like dessert for breakfast? We’ve all been there! Fortunately bananas make it easy to feel as though you’re digging into a sweet treat while still doing right by your body. This power parfait from A Life Including Cake might look and taste like a decadent dessert, but it’s loaded with healthy goodies, like quinoa, bananas, peanut butter and yogourt. What a luxurious way to start your day!
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Chocolate chip banana pancakes
When you wake up feeling a little out of sorts, the right breakfast can go a long way toward perking you up and getting you back on track. And what better way to lift your spirits than with a beautiful stack of chocolate chip banana pancakes? This batch from Living Healthy with Chocolate is paleo, gluten-free and filled with nutritious ingredients, so you can feel good about treating yourself.
Sometimes you simply don’t have time to sit down to enjoy your breakfast, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it. Instead, whip up a batch of these nutritious oatmeal cookies from Averie Cooks that you can take with you on the go. They’re loaded with oats, rice cereal, peanut butter and mashed banana for tasty flavour and big-time nutrition.
Banana cream smoothie
Smoothies are a quick, easy, healthy and delicious way to start the day, and bananas add extra flavour and creaminess to any smoothie recipe. See for yourself when you whip up this banana cream smoothie from Pick Fresh Foods. It’s a convenient way to load your body up with key nutrients that will have you feeling ready to tackle any challenges that come your way.
Overnight banana berry pudding
Digging into a bowl of comforting pudding is always a nice treat, and you can make this dessert-style dish a healthy start to your day with the help of this overnight banana berry pudding from Healthful Pursuit. The best part is that you prepare it the night before and let it sit in the fridge so it’s ready for you in the morning.
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For long weekends and lazy Saturdays, an indulgent banana breakfast is in order. So the next time you’re able to sit back and relax in the morning, treat yourself to these baked crepe-wrapped bananas from Travel for Taste. They’re the perfect tasty reward for all the work you take on during the week.
Banana almond butter muffins
Muffins make for a quick and easy breakfast because in a pinch you can take them with you. But some muffins can be a little boring without the benefit of a flavourful spread such as butter or jam. Fortunately that won’t be an issue with these banana bread muffins with almond butter filling from Nutritionist in the Kitch. Almond butter is baked right into the middle for a burst of flavour as well as nutrition.
Banana bread oatmeal
Craving banana bread but don’t have the time to bake a whole loaf? You can enjoy the warm, comforting goodness of banana bread in minutes thanks to this banana bread oatmeal from Girl Makes Food. It’s such an easy, healthy and delicious alternative, you might find it surpasses traditional loaves as your go-to banana breakfast.
Peanut butter banana waffles
You might not think of Belgian waffles as being healthy, but that’s simply because you haven’t encountered these vegan, gluten-free peanut butter banana waffles from The Vegan Chickpea. They’re naturally sweetened, a source of protein and a deliciously filling way to begin your morning.