Banana Split Breakfast Sundae Bowl – Dessert for breakfast?! Well, not quite, but this deliciously clever combo of yogurt and fresh fruit just might fool you!
Who wouldn’t want to start their day out right with dessert for breakfast? Even better, with ice cream for breakfast! I know my kids would be on board with this idea, but ice cream isn’t exactly a mom-approved breakfast option… Or is it?
For today’s recipe I made a Banana Split Breakfast Sundae Bowl. The secret to this breakfast treat is in the yogurt. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried whipped yogurt before, but it’s basically regular yogurt that’s been fluffed up until it’s light and airy. When whipped yogurt is frozen it magically transforms into an ice-cream-like consistency. This frozen, whipped yogurt has endless possibilities as a lightened up treat and as a healthy way to enjoy “ice cream” for breakfast.
One of my favorite ice cream treats is the classic banana split, which has some serious breakfast potential. In my Banana Split Breakfast Sundae Bowl I swapped strawberry and pineapple sauces for fresh fruit and I decided to substitute peanuts with granola. At the end of the day I decided that the whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and rainbow sprinkles just had to stay. But I think we can get away with this little indiscretion as this recipe has got it all; protein, whole grains, and fruit. This breakfast ice cream treat is SO mom approved! In fact, I think mama’s gonna go and make herself one right now! 😉
- 1 whole banana
- ¼ C honey granola
- 2 oz vanilla whipped yogurt
- 2 oz strawberry whipped yogurt
- 2 oz chocolate whipped yogurt
- ¼ C finely chopped fresh pineapple
- ¼ C finely chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 Tbsp chocolate sundae syrup
- 3 Tbsp whipped cream
- 3 maraschino cherries
- rainbow sprinkles for garnish
- The night before making the breakfast bowls place your yogurt in the freezer. Be sure to purchase whipped yogurt as it develops an ice cream consistency when it's frozen.
- To assemble the breakfast sundae bowl, begin by placing a layer of granola at the bottom of the dish. Next, cut a banana in half and place each half on either side of the bowl to create the traditional banana split look. Add one scoop each of the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla yogurt that you froze the night before.
- The next step is to add all the tasty toppings. Top the chocolate yogurt with chocolate syrup. Then top the strawberry yogurt with fresh strawberries and the vanilla yogurt with fresh pineapple. For the final touches, place a dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top of each scoop. Garnish with LOTS of rainbow sprinkles.