Recipe ReDux: Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusal Topping

A healthier twist on the traditional version, yet equally delicious, this recipe for Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping and Greek Yogurt, is a delicious way to start the day or enjoy as an afternoon snack!This month’s Recipe ReDux Theme “Fresh Starts” is near and dear to my heart.

There’s no better way to start the day than with a healthy breakfast makeover…

You see…

I’ve never met a breakfast I didn’t like.

And that includes eating said breakfast for lunch and dinner too.

Sadly, Ian {the husband} isn’t much of a breakfast eater for breakfast, and especially not for dinner.


But SiSi, Big Tex and I all are, so when it comes to menu choices for the fist meal of the day, I’ve got plenty of options up my sleeve apron.

With SO many options, though, I had a tough time deciding what to make for the ReDux.

At first, I was tempted to make a {gluten-free} breakfast strata with the  earthy shitake mushrooms I bought the other day, but then time got the better of me, and forced me to share one of the easiest, tastiest, healthiest breakfast concoctions I whip up on a regular basis~ Bananas Foster!

The original concept for this dish comes from my sweet SiSi, lover of brown sugar, butter, and bananas.

And, really, who’s to argue with that?

We’ve been making this dish for a couple of years now, and over the past few months I’ve made some revisions, including virgin coconut oil instead of butter, saute pan vs microwave, and my latest addition, a topping of delicately sweetened cinnamon streusal.

This recipe really seems almost too easy to share, but I simply can’t deny you something that is not only quick to make and delicious to eat, but nutritious as well, packed with protein and plant based omega-3’s.

And, as a bonus, I came up with an additional treat to share with you…

Bananas dipped in cinnamon streusel topping.

I’m thinking these would be pretty amazing as an afternoon snack drizzled in dark chocolate.

Mmm…yes please!

But back to breakfast.

Here’s the recipe…

Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 2 servings
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced in to ¼ inch rounds
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  1. For Streusel: Combine walnuts, flax meal, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in food processor. Pulse ingredients together until walnuts are very finely chopped. Set aside. {Note: You can make a large batch of this ahead of time and store it in the fridge.}
  2. For Bananas: Heat coconut oil in sauté pan then add sliced bananas and cook on medium heat for approximately 1 minute. Sprinkle bananas with remaining cinnamon and brown sugar, then reduce heat to low and cook for approximately one more minute, or until bananas are nice and caramelized.
  3. For each serving, place ½ cup Greek yogurt in a cup or bowl, then top with bananas and cinnamon streusel mixture.
  4. Enjoy!



And, not trying to lecture you here, BUT, eating a healthy breakfast really is one of the best things you can do for your body.

If you give yourself a nice balance of carbs, protein, and fat, plus some fiber, and fruits or veggies first thing in the morning, you’ll be able to boost your energy, get your brain in gear, improve your mood, and keep your blood sugar {and temper} even keeled.

So, make sure you check out all the other Recipe ReDux healthy breakfast options by checking out the links below, and a big thanks to Gretchen at Kumquat Blog and Rebecca at Rebecca Scritchfield RD for coming up with this months oh-so-important theme!

Are you a breakfast eater?  What do you typically eat for breakfast? Do you like to experiment with new recipes for breakfast or do you tend to eat the same thing?  Breakfast for dinner-yes or no???

I would LOVE to hear from you! Please click here to leave a comment or ask a question. And, if you enjoyed the post, please share it below. Oh, and to make sure you don’t miss any Spicy food, fun, and adventure, please submit your e-mail address below to be notified on my new posts!




Sign Up for Spicy Nutrition posts and tips by email:

Sign me up!


  1. Wow, this looks delicious, I love bananas for breakfast

  2. I love this breakfast. Probably would feel guilty but that wouldn’t stop me getting the biggest spoon that would fit into my mouth! heh.

  3. Karin Anderson (Karin's Bäckerei) says:

    Sounds nice. Would use it rather for a dessert, though.

  4. ooo, who doesn’t want bananas foster for breakfast (or any time of day)? love that idea!

    • Karin Anderson (Karin's Bäckerei) says:

      Brunch with pancakes, French toast etc, yes, but my German stomach rebels against anything really sweet as first meal of the day. Had a really hard time when I first traveled through New England, and many B & Bs served nothing but muffins for breakfast.

  5. I have all ingredients on hand and am snowed in! I think I’ll make this right now :)

  6. What a delicious idea! I’m not doing dairy right now, so I would substitute some coconut yogurt, but everything else looks perfect! I think my whole family would enjoy this.

    I am a huge breakfast fan too, and we eat it for dinner at least once a week!

  7. I’m always thinking about new ways to jazz up my Greek yogurt in the morning and this will surely be one of them!

  8. Lovely pics and recipe. I’m with you on drizzling dark chocolate on the coated banana slices!

  9. I love breakfast. Absolutely have to eat within an hour or so of waking up. This looks delicious!

  10. Looks great! This would also be a nice dessert :)

  11. What a great idea, this looks delicious and so easy. Love it!

  12. This looks great! Mmm…warm bananas….And big plus – I have all the ingredients already! PS – I love your photos.

  13. Looks great! I am with your husband, I usually eat “non-breakfast” items for breakfast, except for my smoothies and oatmeal. I love this recipe and the bananas look great, I am with you on an afternoon snack idea!

  14. I want to eat it NOW!!! so tantalizing and nutritious! YES, I eat breakfast!! I LOVE breakfast and YES for dinner too! Because I could eat oatmeal all day long in the winter…so warm in my tummy :)
    I love that their is coconut oil in here, a nice tropical twist with a great added health benefit. Kudos on a great post! I like the new recipe feature!

  15. Looks really delicious. I love coconut oil, milk…etc. Adds a great touch to so many dishes.

  16. Yum, yum, YUM! I recently did a Bananas Foster Pancake recipe but I just love the simplicity of this – can’t wait to try it out with my daughter, too. And hello, another thing we have in common – I’m a huge breakfast for dinner fan – could really eat breakfast food all day as a matter of fact :)

  17. Such pretty pictures and a delicious-looking recipe. Yum!

  18. This looks just delicious!
    Such a creative idea, EA! Your recipes never disappoint! :)

  19. I must say, this looks very tasty! Love it! Can’t go wrong with bananas foster!

  20. Yum this sounds like me. I’m interested in the name Foster, I’m not familiar with that in Australia?

  21. Wow! What a great idea. Love the simplicity. And bananas foster are one of my favorite desserts. I’m definitely planning to try this.

  22. I usually prefer savory breakfasts, but this looks and sounds very good! I love breakfast for dinner!

    Have a great week!

  23. I look forward to weekend brunch all week, and thanks to this post I have my next one planned! The ingredients are all very clean which is nice-have you tried different sweeteners in place of the brown sugar? I might try it with coconut palm sugar…I’ll let you know how it goes!

  24. i think you should package that topping and sell it. Sorry if that sounds lazy. Bananas foster are amazing, I bake bananas a lot, will try this for sure.

  25. I’ve basically convinced (and, ahem, FORCED) Nick to be a breakfast eater. He wasn’t when we started dating almost 6 years ago, but now he eats a smoothie and/or a breakfast bar or oatmeal every morning. That’s my man! And I’m sure he’d LOVE this breakfast bananas foster!!

  26. Wow this looks amazing… like a healthy dessert almost!!
    We are all good breakfast eaters here… although I have to remind my husband to eat sometimes… lol!!

  27. Such a great idea! I’m with you on loving breakfast, I could have it at any time of the day!

  28. love this would be great as a snack too

  29. Fantastic breakfast. I’m a big breakfast eater myself and attribute being able to keep off the weight Iost due to my breakfast habit. I can’t eat cane sugar, but I’ll bet honey would work just fine.

  30. Adding this to our breakfast rotation! Thank you for sharing!!

  31. I sometimes eat breakfast for dinner. Your banana breakfast reminds me of the banana pancakes I made a few days ago 😉

  32. hello for healthy breakfast!!! i love this! banana, greek yogurt, and a drizzle of dark chocolate? yummy!!!

  33. and breakfast is seriously my favorite meal!

  34. I think this needs to be my breakfast every single day. It looks wonderful and the healthy factor is something my body is begging for.

  35. AHJ is interested in partnerships with site owners in the medical niche. AHJ is a health website containing a large library of high quality health care videos. We are looking for professionals to contribute guest blogs to our website. Get in touch with us at our contact page on our website.

  36. You had me at “Bananas”! This looks SO yummy. I think I would even like this as dessert :)
    (Beautiful photos as always.)


  1. […] via Sarah on […]

  2. […] As a dietitian you know EA’s recipe are always going to be healthy, so her simple looking Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping looks very tempting for a sweet morning treat. She also mentioned […]

  3. […] Quinoa Porridge Creamy Amaranth Porridge Vegan Fluffy Pancakes Vegan Carrot Pineapple Muffins Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli Easy Gluten-Free Granola Green Eggs No Ham {Veggies for […]

  4. […] everyday, but popular items are: Breakfast tacos w/ Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Tomatoes, and Avocado; Breakfast Bananas Foster ; Smoothies w/ fruit, a little juice or milk and Greek Yogurt; Pumpkin Pancakes w/ Chocolate Chips […]

  5. […] everyday, but popular items are: Breakfast tacos w/ Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Tomatoes, and Avocado; Breakfast Bananas Foster ; Smoothies w/ fruit, a little juice or milk and Greek Yogurt; Pumpkin Pancakes w/ Chocolate Chips […]

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe:  

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.