23 Sweet and savory breakfast ideas with bananas

23 Sweet and Savory Breakfast Ideas with Bananas

Bananas are one of the most underrated fruits. They are cheap, nutritious, and delicious! If you have bananas sitting on your counter right now, then don’t let them go to waste. There are many ways to incorporate them into your breakfast routine without it being too overwhelming or repetitive. Get creative with these 23 tasty recipes for breakfast ideas with bananas!

What goes with bananas for breakfast?

1. Healthy Banana Bread!

banana bread placed on table

The healthy banana bread tastes delicious. The texture of the bread is moist and flavorful. When you bite into it, you can taste the sweetness of the banana in every bite.

2. Vegan Banana Creme Brûlée

2 bowl vegan banana creme brulee on table

The taste of vegan banana creme brûlée is a creamy sensation that takes you to your childhood. It is a nostalgic flavor that you will crave. The texture is perfect, and the flavors are rich enough to satisfy your hunger.

3. Banana Crumb Cake

a delicious banana crumb cake on plate

This crumb cake is the perfect breakfast idea for when you need a little something sweet. The layers of delicious banana cake with hints of honey, cinnamon, and toasted coconut make it truly irresistible. Fall in love with this breakfast recipe.

4. Buckwheat Banana Bread Pancake

buckwheat banana pancake plate on table

The buckwheat banana bread pancake is a nutritious and quick dish to prepare. It is gluten-free, free of refined sugars, and packed with protein from yogurt and tahini.

5. Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal

chocolate chunk banana in skillet

This Banana Baked Oatmeal dish is perfect for anybody who enjoys oatmeal and wants something different for breakfast. You can spend forever simmering oatmeal on the stovetop, or you could just pour it into a skillet and bake it. Then, add some banana and chocolate chunks, and you will have something different to start your day.

6. Apple Banana Cupcakes

a delicious apple banana cupcake

The apple banana cupcakes are moist and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The cupcakes are slightly spicy yet sweet enough to enjoy. The icing on top is a cream cheese frosting with just a touch of brown sugar, perfect when you want something not too sweet for dessert. This simple recipe proves that it is not just chocolate that tastes good in baked goods.

7. Banana Bread Bars

banana bread bars àn chocolate sauce on table

The banana bread bars are easy to make and take the idea of a gluten-free snack. The ingredients include wheat bran, dates, bananas, walnuts, cinnamon, eggs, corn starch, cooking oil. Some recipes may also use baking powder. You can replace the date with dark molasses for a different taste.

8. Banana Oatmeal Muffins

banana oatmeal muffins and banana on table

These muffins are high in potassium and fiber, which will give you the energy to start your day. They also allow the good bacteria in your system to be fed and help you digest better while promoting heart health.

Banana Cookies Ideas That Will Boost Your Morning

9. Banana Oatmeal Fitness Cookies

banana oatmeal fitness cookies plate on cutting board

Banana oatmeal fitness cookies are an excellent idea for when you need an energy boost. They are really easy to make too- all you need is two ingredients: bananas and oats.

10. Sugar-Free Banana Cookies

sugar free banana cookies stacked on plate

Sugar-free banana cookies make the perfect breakfast. They are easy to make and provide a more nutritious breakfast than other snacks like toast or cereal.

Banana Recipes For Your Busy Mornings

11. Banana Pudding Egg Roll

banana pudding egg roll with whipped cream topping

The banana egg rolls dish tastes like a classic, sweet banana pudding with an unexpected twist. The recipe also includes whipped cream frosting.

12. Banana Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits

banana coconut chia pudding and walnut on table

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits are a great make-ahead breakfast perfect for eating on those lazy mornings. The pudding ingredients are blended overnight to thicken; then, the parfait is layered with banana, oats, walnuts, and coconuts. It is a great mix of delicious fiber plus heart- and brain-boosting omega-3s delivered in a sweet beachy flavor.

13. Vegan Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Wrap

Peanut butter wrap plate on table

This Banana Granola Wrap treat is just so perfect for busy mornings! Mix peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. Spread a tortilla with a thin layer of the peanut butter mixture and sprinkle with granola. Add a sliced banana for a vegan twist. Roll up the tortilla and enjoy!

14. Banana Thai Curry

3 banana Thai curry and bananas on table

The Thai banana curry is a food with the main ingredients of bananas and cashews, a popular dish in Thailand. The dish has other various ingredients such as quinoa, sugar snap peas, and chickpea. This dish is excellent for those who want to eat more vegetables and decrease the fat and calories.

15. Blueberry-banana Wraps

blueberry banana wraps recipe

The blueberry-banana wraps are a healthy breakfast possibility that will keep you going all morning. They provide a filling option that is not too sweet or heavy because of the bananas. This meal is an excellent idea for a grab-and-go breakfast.

16. Waffle with Honeyed Yogurt and Bananas

waffle with honey and banana topping

This dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch, party food, or any day you need a little energy. These waffles are made with protein-rich buckwheat, but you can use whichever whole-grain batter or pancake mix you prefer. The honeyed yogurt adds just the right touch of sweetness to balance out the tart qualities in the yogurt and bananas, while the slivered almonds add a satisfying crunch.

17. Syrupy Banana-Nut Overnight French Toast

French toast with banana on top

One of the most famous breakfast dishes is banana french toast. It is made by dipping bread into egg and milk batter, then frying it in butter. The dish is flavored with vanilla extract, cinnamon, or other spices like nutmeg or lemon zest.

18. Caramelized Banana Split

caramelized banana split plate on table

Caramelized bananas are one of the simplest and best ways to enhance the flavor of your favorite ice cream sundae. You can caramelize them before splitting or while they are in the dish; either way, they will taste rich and sweet with a hint of cinnamon. A single banana split is enough for one person but feels free to multiply the recipe if needed.

19. Berry – Banana Overnight Oats

Healthy and delicious oats breakfast

It is so simple to prepare – just mix ingredients in a jar at night, refrigerate overnight, and you will have warm oats to eat in the morning. There are many variations possible. This recipe uses frozen blueberries with almond milk, walnuts, banana, oats, honey or maple syrup, and chia seeds.

Banana Smoothie Recipes

20. Banana Almond Smoothie

banana almond smoothie glass on table

Banana almond smoothie is often refreshing and creamy. You can make it by combining bananas, almonds, milk, honey, or brown sugar, ice cubes, and your favorite toppings like chocolate chips or whipped cream. The best part about banana almond smoothies is that they are customizable to suit any taste buds!

21. Mango Banana Smoothie

2 glasses of mango banana smoothie and fruits on table

The mango and banana smoothie is a delicious alternative to the traditional breakfast drink. The fruit is rich in vitamins and provides essential nutrients. Coconut water and yogurt also provide carbohydrates for energy.

Ripe Banana Breakfast Recipes

22. Pazham Pori recipe

Pazham Pori plate on table

Pazham Pori is a typical snack in the state of Kerala. This dish is made with ripe bananas. The bananas are peeled and mashed before being mixed with maida or all-purpose flour. The batter is usually deep-fried.

23. Pan-fried Cinnamon Bananas

Pan-Fried cinnamon banana recipe

Pan-fried cinnamon bananas are easy to make and a great way to get rid of overripe or brown bananas. You can make this recipe in less than ten minutes with only three ingredients: cinnamon, sugar, and bananas.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, you should try some of these banana-based recipes to make your mornings a little more interesting. From sweet pancakes and waffles to healthy overnight oats or on-the-go smoothies, there are many ways to add bananas into your day without making them too high in calories. The next time someone tells you that eating fruit is bad for weight loss – just show them this article! If you’re looking for more ideas, explore my breakfast ideas with tortillas and breakfast ideas with eggs and sausage articles.

Jennifer Glover