Breakfast Banana Splits

Perfect for time-pressed adults, this super-quick fruit-and-dairy combo can be adjusted to suit any taste: simply swap in a different variety of all-fruit jam or nuts.

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Nutritional Bonus: Weighing in at only 81 calories, a 1/2-cup serving of low-fat cottage cheese contains 14 grams of muscle-building and muscle-mending protein, along with plenty of vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus and riboflavin, which also aids in tissue repair and growth.

Prep Time
5 min
5 min


  • 4 medium bananas
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 6 tbsp all-fruit strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


  1. Peel and cut each banana in half lengthwise.
  2. Place 2 banana halves in a shallow dish or bowl (or a deep traveling container if you’re off to work).
  3. Using an ice cream scooper, place 1/2 cup cottage cheese over center of banana and top with 1 1/2 tbsp jam, 1 tbsp peanuts and pinch of salt.
  4. Repeat with remaining ingredients to assemble 3 more Breakfast Banana Splits. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 banana split
  • Calories 255
  • Carbohydrate Content 44 g
  • Cholesterol Content 45 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content 460 mg
  • Sugar Content 25 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1.5 g

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