Home » Recipes » Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel 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!

Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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…

Rich in plant based omega 3 essential fatty acids, this Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Walnut Flax Streusel is a delicious way to start the day!

Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel 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!
5 from 2 votes
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2 servings



  • For Streusel: Combine walnuts, flax meal, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and 1/4 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.}
  • 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.
  • For each serving, place 1/2 cup Greek yogurt in a cup or bowl, then top with bananas and cinnamon streusel mixture.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1.1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Keyword bananas foster, breakfast parfait
Add to Recipe Collection
Tried this recipe?Mention @thespicyrd or tag #thespicyrd ~ I love seeing my recipes that you recreate!


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!

If you enjoyed this post & recipe I’d love for you to share it! Thanks so much for your support in helping me spread the word that healthy IS delicious!

34 thoughts on “Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

    1. Karin Anderson (Karin's Bäckerei)

      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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top