These banana breakfast recipes are perfect for starting your day off right. From pancakes to breakfast cookies to french toast and more, these are healthy, quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love.
The natural sweetness of bananas makes them a favorite ingredient to include in breakfast recipes. They pair well with other fruits as well as with chocolate and nuts.
Bananas are also an amazingly versatile ingredient. You can bake with them, freeze them, blend them and use them in their natural state.
From muffins to puddings and from banana bread to smoothies, these recipes will give you a variety of breakfast options made with bananas.
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Pro tip: Always keep frozen bananas in the freezer for quick smoothies or other blendable recipes, like ice cream. Just peel ripe bananas, break or cut them into one-inch chunks and place them in a reusable silicone bag and freeze.
Easy Breakfast Recipes With Bananas
You'll appreciate these easy banana breakfast recipes that you can make quickly or meal prep. And bonus: many of them are snack and dessert-worthy, too!
Paleo Instant Oatmeal
You'll love this no oats version of an instant oatmeal recipe that uses almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, ground cinnamon and sea salt as a delicious way to make a quick, warm and healthy morning breakfast.
Just add mashed bananas to the bottom of your bowl, add the "oatmeal" mix and top with cashew milk. Stir it, microwave it for a minute or two, and enjoy a warming bowl of hot cereal.
How To Make Paleo Oatmeal Mix
Plan ahead with this handy meal-prep tip and make a large batch of this easy n’oatmeal that you can quickly access when you need it. It's an oat-free blend of unsweetened finely shredded coconut, almond flour, ground cinnamon and sea salt. Just stir it together, store it in a sealed glass container and keep it in the fridge.
Add a scoop of it to a bowl of mashed bananas, top it with your favorite plant-based milk, and heat it in the microwave for an instant oatmeal-inspired breakfast that's filling and healthy, just like you had when you were a kid.
Almond Flour Banana Bread
A delicious banana bread recipe that's gluten-free is a must-have in your repertoire of easy recipes because it can double as a breakfast item or a dessert offering. With minimal ingredients, the batter comes together in minutes using almond flour as a base.
For easy breakfast meal prep, bake these in mini loaf pans and freeze a few of the baked loaves for future use. Slices can be easily toasted and spread with ghee for a satisfying breakfast along with a cup of coffee.
Easy Banana Pancakes
This homemade pancake mix can be whipped up quickly in your blender and spooned into your frying pan in just minutes. Wholesome ingredients of coconut flour, eggs, banana, vanilla extract and salt keep these banana pancakes grain-free.
Fry them up over medium heat in a little coconut oil, and flip them once, ensuring both sides are cooked and golden brown. Enjoy them drizzled with maple syrup or your favorite toppings. It's a simple and hot breakfast that you can make quickly, even on busy mornings.
Almond Flour Banana Muffins
You can whip up these banana muffins in one bowl and have them in and out of the oven in 30 minutes. Made with a base of gluten-free almond flour, the batter includes a scant tablespoon of coconut sugar while the ripe bananas add natural sweetness and flavor. Egg, baking soda, lemon juice and avocado oil round out the other pantry-staple ingredients.
It's easy to make a batch or two of these almond flour banana muffins to stash away in your freezer for those super busy mornings when a grab-and-go option makes for an easy breakfast.
Blender Banana Muffins
There's nothing easier than adding all your ingredients to a blender and flipping the switch, which is all you need to do with these easy low-carb banana muffins. With just 5 ingredients, they're a naturally sweetened and grain-free breakfast option that's perfect for making ahead of time and freezing.
Eggs, bananas, coconut flour, coconut oil and baking soda are all you need to whip these up and pour into your muffin tin. Enjoy them warm or cold; they're delicious either way.
Banana Blackberry Muffins
Perfect for summer, these easy banana muffins get a juicy addition of fresh blackberries for a fruity touch. Coconut flour, bananas, eggs, coconut oil and baking soda make up the quick blender batter.
Once the batter is poured into your muffin tin, you can add those plump blackberries by just tucking a few down in the batter of each muffin. Bake up these berry muffins for a scrumptious low-carb breakfast or snack option.
Banana Gingerbread Muffins
You'll want to make these muffins during the holidays and beyond with their warming spices of ginger, cinnamon and allspice. The rich flavor of molasses enhances the coconut flour, banana and egg batter that's easily mixed in a blender.
They're freezer-friendly so keep a batch of two of these on hand for a taste of the holidays with these banana gingerbread muffins.
Banana Bread Smoothie
If you love banana bread, this breakfast smoothie channels all of those flavors in a deliciously portable shake. It's rich and creamy with frozen bananas, almond butter, cashew milk and a hint of nutmeg. So good and just 4 ingredients!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Summer fruits and flavors are on display with this coconut milk smoothie that adds frozen banana for a touch of sweetness as well as acting as a natural thickener. Frozen sliced strawberries plus a dash of vanilla extract keep it deliciously frosty. For added protein, add a scoop of your favorite collagen or protein powder.
Espresso Protein Shake
When time is short in the mornings, fuel yourself with this caffeinated shake that includes protein powder in the mix. Keep it dairy-free by using cashew milk and refined sugar-free by adding the natural sweetness of a frozen banana.
A shot of espresso, a dash of cinnamon and a handful of ice complete the list of ingredients that get blitzed in your blender for a nutritious shake.
Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Rich and creamy, you'll be making this smoothie on repeat when you need a chocolate fix. Raw cacao along with a frozen banana in a base of coconut milk makes this a luscious smoothie any time of the day. If you're making it for breakfast, add protein in the form of collagen peptides for a healthy and nutritious option.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Add the seasonal flavor of pumpkin to your morning smoothie with a dollop of pumpkin puree in your coconut milk and banana-based smoothie. Add a dash of pumpkin pie spice and blend it all with ice. The coconut keeps it creamy while the banana is a natural sweetener for this fall-inspired smoothie.
Eggnog Protein Shake
Cashew milk forms the base of this holiday-inspired smoothie that adds egg-white protein for a nutritious and eggnog-flavored shake. Frozen banana chunks add sweetness and creaminess. Spice it up with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg and blend it to creamy deliciousness.
Acai Smoothie Bowl
Start your morning with this bright and flavorful smoothie bowl that combines frozen acai puree, frozen banana, almond milk and frozen strawberries and blueberries for a rich and nutritious breakfast. Blend the ingredients, pour into a bowl and top with banana slices, fresh fruit, sliced almonds, and cacao nibs. So good!
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
You'll love this satisfying chocolate and avocado smoothie that's thick, creamy and tasty. It contains superfoods of raw cacao powder and collagen protein along with frozen banana and avocado for a rich and nutritious morning breakfast. It blends up quickly and easily so you can get out the door and get on with your day.
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Ice cream for breakfast is a sweet luxury, especially when it's both healthy and yummy. Frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and a little protein from almond butter are all you need to blend this up and stash in your freezer until solid. Mix in extras like nuts, cocoa nibs or sugar-free chocolate chips if you want to take it over the top.
Recipe by The Endless Meal
Banana Breakfast Cookies
This delicious grain-free cookie dough is made with ripe bananas, eggs, coconut oil, almond and coconut flour, spices, chopped walnuts and chocolate chips. Using a hand mixer, combine the ingredients, drop them onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and top each cookie with a banana slice. Bake until golden.
These hearty cookies are perfect for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or snack and moms know that kids love them, too! Stash them in the fridge for the week or in the freezer for a few months.
Recipe by Every Last Bite
5-Ingredient Banana Brownies
These one-bowl banana-based brownies are a decadent breakfast option. The batter is an easy vegan mixture of mashed ripe bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, cashew or almond butter, coconut sugar and a teaspoon of baking soda.
Boost the flavor by stirring in chocolate chips. The taste is rich and is perfect for a gooey chocolate breakfast treat.
Recipe by Power Hungry
Banana Bread French Toast
Enjoy banana bread in a new setting by using it to create a delicious French toast breakfast. Just dip your banana bread slices in a tasty mixture of egg, coconut milk, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon before frying in a skillet with a little coconut oil. Top with maple syrup.
Recipe by Paleo Gluten Free
Chocolate Chia Pudding Pops
Kids, as well as adults, will love these healthy popsicles that include dark cocoa powder, fresh sliced bananas, coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and chocolate chips. It's an extravaganza of flavors and textures! Follow the easy instructions on how to mix the ingredients to let them thicken before pouring them into the molds and freezing.
Recipe by Wife Mama Foodie
Healthy Banana Pudding
Ripe bananas, coconut milk coconut yogurt and a non-refined sugar sweetener are easily whipped into a delicious banana pudding in your blender before being refrigerated to firmness. Make these ahead of time and keep them stashed in your fridge for a quick breakfast or a dessert option. What could be easier?
Recipe The Big Man's World
Whatever you like to have for breakfast, this collection of healthy banana breakfast recipes will give you inspiration for delicious ways to use bananas.