Healthy Banana Split Parfaits

These healthy Banana Split Parfaits are loaded with fresh fruit, naturally sweet cocoa roasted almond granola, vanilla yogurt, and a kiss of coconut whipped cream. Let’s brunch it up!

Healthy Banana Split Parfaits

Today rocks.

Today we’re going to take some crunchy cocoa roasted granola and layer it with fresh fruit, vanilla yogurt, and a mountain of mix-and-match toppings.

Plus that tasty granola I’m going to have you make? You can whip it up the day/night before for breakfast toppings (and snacking by the handful) all week long. Or until you have one too many handfuls.

This tasty treat even doubles as a lightened up dessert!

GAME ON.

Healthy Banana Split Parfaits

I thought I was excited over the whole ordeal, but ohmygosh guys, you should have seen my toddler. I think she lost her mind.

In fact, I know she did!

There was squealing and jumping and wide eyes and dancing and “ICE CREAM, MOMMA! ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!! YES! I HAS IT!” 

I didn’t correct her.

I mean, how could I? Breakfast banana splits are a super fun way to start the day and a fabulous addition to your Sunday brunch spread! Do it!

Healthy Banana Split Parfaits

Healthy Banana Split Parfaits
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Healthy Banana Split Parfaits

These healthy Banana Split Parfaits are loaded with fresh fruit, naturally sweet cocoa roasted almond granola, vanilla yogurt, and a kiss of coconut whipped cream. Let's brunch it up!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Banana Split Parfaits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

FOR THE GRANOLA:

FOR THE PARFAITS:

  • 1 cup nonfat or whole milk vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple
  • 1 large banana peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup granola (see above for recipe)
  • 1/4 cup coconut whipped cream
  • 2 tsp mini dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cherries (fresh or jarred)

Instructions

FOR THE GRANOLA:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together maple syrup, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and vanilla.
  4. Add your oats and almonds (chopped or whole)
  5. Use a rubber spatula to fold the mixture together.
  6. Once the oats are coated with chocolatey deliciousness, use your spatula to help pour the granola onto your parchment-paper lined baking pan. If you want large chunks of granola (the best!) flatten the mixture into an even layer with your spatula, adding pressure so the granola is nice and compact.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, rotate the pan for even toasting, then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely. If you're adding dark chocolate, do so right after removing granola from oven for a kiss of melty dark chocolate.

FOR THE PARFAITS:

  1. Alternate layers of yogurt, granola, and fruit in two tall glass mugs, glasses, or jars.
  2. Top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream (if desired) and garnish with a cherry and a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips.

Recipe Notes

The parfait itself comes together in minutes. You can whip up the granola that morning or make a batch a day or so ahead of time and keep stored in an airtight container for all your breakfast and snacking needs! YUM!

Need a shortcut? If you'd like to skip the granola entirely simply combine 1/4 cup chopped almonds with some dark chocolate chips instead. It's still super tasty!

Want to get chocolate wasted? Add a handful of dark chocoalte chips onto the fresh-from-the-oven granola and turn it into a full-blown dessert granola! It kind of loses a bit of the health-factor when you do this but I have it on good authority that you need to trash up your granola at least once in your lifetime. Set a date and get. it. done. Chocolate granola is my jam.

If you get a chance to try these Healthy Banana Split Parfaits, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

special diets and swaps

  • VEGANSAURUS CHEFS: If you have a favorite vegan yogurt (I’ve heard the coconut milk ones are BOMB) then parfait away with this easy substitution.
  • T-REX CHEFS: Craving a little old-fashioned all-natural whipped cream in place of the coconut milk cream? Treat. Yo. Self.

Homemade granola is so easy, my days of purchasing super expensive bags-o-granola at the store are WAY over! I typically have all the ingredients to make my own just sitting in the back of my pantry at all times, so it almost feels like free granola!

This naturally sweetened cocoa almond granola is one of my favorites and yes I *totally* added the optional dark chocolate chips to mine – this mama needs a little chocolate to get through the day!

It took so much willpower not to crack the oven and steal a handful while it was baking. The granola legit made the entire house smell like freshly baked brownies.

All this granola talk has me ready to whip up another batch. Join me!

Then make one of these deeeeelish banana split parfaits with it the next morning.

Actually while you’re at it, make one for me too!

Healthy Banana Split Parfaits

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  • Just look at all of that decadent deliciousness! My family will love these!

    • Thanks Megan! Hope they’re a hit!

  • OMG these look absolutely wonderful

  • My daughter is obsessed with healthy desserts! She will have a ton of fun making these!

    • Aw yay! Hope y’all love them as much as we do!

  • These look so cute. I bet these are as good as they look.

  • Well, gosh darnit! That is a healthy parfait. Love the coconut whipped cream and those beautiful almonds, of course. 🙂

  • This is such a great way to have fruit. This looks so yummy, I could eat it everyday.

  • Since I’m an almond FANATIC… and I have those Blue Diamond almonds in my pantry at all times, this recipe is perfect for me to try! I’m thinking it would make a good after-school snack for my boy too.

    • Thanks Lori! I bet he’d have a similar reaction to my toddler! “IIIIICE CREEEEEEAM!!!!” It’s a stellar snack 🙂

  • The colors of this parfait makes me want to dump through the computer and eat it now!!!!!

    • Haha I’ll put one aside for ya Betsy! <3

  • Rachel

    5 stars
    These look amazing!!!!

  • These are too cute! I’ve never had chocolate granola but it sounds delish especially with dried or fresh cherries. Pinned, can’t wait to make this for my nephew and I’m pretty sure the adults will be grabbing for them too 🙂

    • Thanks Brie! Adding dried cherries to the granola would be positively magical! Hope y’all love it! <3

  • I’ve never made my own granola but I’ve also never seen a recipe with chocolate. Yum! These would be great as part of a brunch menu!

    • I can’t stop sneaking chocolate in my granola! You’ll adore it! <3 Thanks Erin!

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