Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Breakfast Banana Split

This is one of my favorite breakfasts to do--fun, beautiful and healthy. And cheerful. You just can't eat this and NOT be happy.

The cottage cheese in it adds a lot of protein, so it's a great way to start your day--lots of protein and fruit, what could be better?! Now, I'm not the biggest cottage cheese fan (and I really don't know anyone who is) BUT this is great--you mix the cottage cheese with a little honey or maple syrup and suddenly it tastes a lot more like yogurt. :)

You should really give it a try. It is likely to become a favorite for you and your family. :)

1 banana
½ c. cottage cheese
¼ c. grapes, halved or 1 kiwi, diced
1 Tbsp. wheat germ (opt.)
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, agave nectar or honey
½ c. strawberries, sliced
1-3 Tbsp. plain yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. chopped nuts

1. Cut banana lengthwise and place in a shallow bowl.
2. Combine cottage cheese with grapes/kiwi wheat germ and maple syrup. Form into a “scoop” and set in the middle of the banana.
3. Top with strawberries and yogurt. Sprinkle with nuts.


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  1. this may just inspire me to try cottage cheese again finally. yum!

  2. That looks amazing! I will definitely have to try it this week!

  3. Mmmm. I will be making this. Now, off to the store for some cottage cheese & wheat germ. :)

  4. Jaime,

    I'm so excited! I've started a new diet (to shed a few unwanted pounds) and have been eating the most boring foods! This breakfast looks far from boring and is healthy to boot. :o) Thanks for stopping by my corner of blogsville. I'm so glad our bookcase makeover with the covered books inspired you. I'll be posting a tutorial soon on how I tackled the book covering project, what I did right and what I learned along the way. If you decide to do it in your own home, I sincerely hope the tutorial will be of great help. Your newest follower. Love the blog.


  5. Found you from the Blue Cricket Linky! Come say hi at!
    Adorable Blog and that breakfast looks Super Yummy! :D

  6. yum

    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  7. Hi Jamie,
    I love this idea of a breakfast Banana Split. Very refreshing and healthy. We will just love this dish. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  8. Congratulations Jamie!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! You are welcome to stop by and pick up a Red Plate if you like. Have a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

  9. An elegant and healthy breakfast! A great way to make breakfast fun :)


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