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These banana breakfast recipes showcase the best ways to start the day with this sweet fruit! Try pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, and more.

Banana breakfast recipes

Got bananas on hand for breakfast? There are so many ways to use this sweet fruit to start the day! Mix up banana pancakes, French toast, or waffles, or make a big pan of banana baked oatmeal. Better yet, bake them into our fan-favorite banana oat muffins or whiz them into a thick, creamy smoothie. There’s not much this versatile fruit can’t do! Here are some of our favorite banana breakfast recipes to use up all your ripe bananas.

And now, our top banana breakfast recipes!

More banana recipes

This tasty fruit is incredibly versatile! Here are a few more ways to use ripe bananas in recipes:

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Banana French Toast

Banana French Toast

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Banana French toast is easy, delicious, and a great way to use a ripe banana! Here’s how to whip up this simple plant-based breakfast.


  • ½ cup mashed ripe banana (1 banana)
  • 6 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 4 slices sourdough bread, cut 3/4” thick
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil or vegan butter, for cooking


  1. In a wide shallow bowl or container, whisk together the mashed banana, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and kosher salt.
  2. Preheat a griddle over medium heat and brush it with ½ tablespoon of the oil (or melt the butter). Soak each side of 4 slices of bread in the banana mixture until it becomes saturated, about 10 to 15 seconds per side. Place the bread on the hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Banana breakfast recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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