Banana Split for Breakfast?

a banana split

Not really. Too sweet first thing in the morning. I agree. But I’ve got a banana split that’s NOT your typical sugar saturated, fat foaming, fiber-less fiasco.

This one makes a great fiber-rich breakfast—satisfying and super healthy. It’s also a kid pleaser—both big and little ones.

If you’re just starting to Power Up your meals, you may not want 16 grams of fiber in one meal, so split this with someone else. But if you’ve become a Power Up champion, eat it all. After I took the picture, I proceeded to devour the whole thing…no problem. Yummm!

Breakfast Banana Split

  • ½ cup regular rolled oats, dry
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 banana
  • 6 Tbs Chocolate Dip with a Twist
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tbs coarsely chopped walnuts (~1/2 oz)

Put oats and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer on low for about 20 minutes OR microwave for three minutes. Let cooked oatmeal sit covered for several minutes to solidify. Put two ½ cup scoops of cooked oatmeal side by side in a bowl. Slice banana in half lengthwise, placing each half on either side of the oatmeal.

Layer on: Chocolate Dip with a Twist, followed by strawberries, topped with walnuts.

Calories: 591; Fiber grams: 16

Extra Special Touch

If you want to add an extra special touch, finish with a bit of whipped topping and a sprinkle of chocolate chips. I used a vegan topping and vegan chocolate chips that can be purchased at most health food stores, but use whatever works for you.

So, look, friends, how can you resist this fiber wonder? Give this easy, surprisingly healthy, fiber-rich banana split a try, and please let me know what you think.


Diana Fleming

Diana Fleming, PhD, LDN, is a co-author of The Full Plate Diet and Nutritionist for Full Plate Living. She received her doctoral degree from Tufts University and has since dedicated her time to translating complicated nutritional data into easy and fun concepts anyone can apply at their next meal. In her spare time, she has painstakingly perfected the ultimate healthy AND delicious chocolate chip cookie.

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