9 Banana Breakfast Recipes for a Sweet Morning Treat

9 Banana Breakfast Recipes for a Sweet Morning Treat

If a banana is one of your favorite grab-and-go breakfasts, why not take some time to slow down while still enjoying this simple fruit? For an even better way to start the day, try one of these delicious banana breakfast recipes including crumbly banana muffins, banana pancakes, and even banana breakfast cookies. If you’re not up for baking first thing in the morning, we’ve got banana oatmeal recipes and banana smoothies to fill you up, too.

Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Andy Lyons

This banana breakfast idea is sure to make for a delicious morning. Start with a banana and cream cheese filling, then dip French bread slices in cinnamon, sugar, and peanuts for a sweet, crunchy finish.

Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Bits and Raspberries

Jason Donnelly

Few things complete a lazy Saturday morning like a thick stack of banana pancakes. Mix chopped chocolate into the pancake batter for a sweet upgrade. Raspberries provide a tart twist to every bite.

Protein-Packed Smoothie

Peter Krumhardt

A healthy, flavor-packed smoothie is a quick way to boost your energy in the morning. Plain fat-free yogurt and a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter provide 10 grams of protein per smoothie.

Buttermilk-Banana Waffles

Jason Donnelly

Our Test Kitchen developed this banana breakfast recipe with busy mornings in mind. Take some time to whip up these delicious banana waffles and freeze them so you can just pop one in the toaster instead of getting out the waffle maker.

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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon Oatmeal

Andy Lyons

To make a basic oatmeal recipe extraordinary, it’s all about the toppings. A sliced banana makes a sweet complement to salty bacon and peanut butter atop a steaming bowl of your favorite oatmeal.

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Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins

Jason Donnelly

Here’s a healthy banana breakfast idea that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, and shredded zucchini add protein, antioxidants, and fiber all in one little banana muffin.

Toasted Oat Muesli with Banana

Jason Donnelly

Skip the sugary store-bought cereals and opt for making your own. Oats, almonds, flaxseed, dried banana chips, and a hint of cinnamon get nice and toasty in just 25 minutes. Enjoy the banana-based breakfast with your favorite milk or non-dairy milk.

Dark Chocolate-Banana Smoothie Bowls

Jacob Fox

Chocolate and banana are already a magical combo, but turning it into a smoothie bowl feels like you’re having ice cream for breakfast. A cup of soft tofu in the mix is our secret ingredient to provide you with a protein-packed breakfast to start the day.