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Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe

| May 15, 2014 | 64 Comments


Yay! Spring is here! Or should I say summer? We went from winter to summer, from 2 to 22 degrees Celsius, in just a few days! I put away my booties and am now wearing my sandals, cleaned the winter jackets, stored my pants, and made room for shorts and capris! I am loving every minute of this warm weather!


Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe

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Winter has definitely taken a toll on me, especially around the waist. I exercised less and ate foods high in carbohydrates, you know the “comfy food”, consisting of bread, soups, and pasta, so now I am swapping the breads for less carbs by using  Gay Lea cottage cheese and making a healthier breakfast choice for my family.


Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe

Gay Lea Nordica Cottage Cheese


There are many healthy reasons for eating cottage cheese (based on Gay Lea Nordica 1% Cottage Cheese):

  • It’s high in protein: 15 g per 1/2 cup
  • It’s low in fat: 1.5 g per 1/2 cup
  • It’s low in calories: 100 per 1/2 cup
  • It’s high in calcium and vitamin D: 15% of your daily value per 1/2 cup for each


Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe

Banana Splits with fruits, peanuts and cottage cheese


I would like to share my Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe with you. Your kids will love this recipe and think they are eating desserts for breakfast, but you will know this is nutritious for them!


Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4

 Banana Splits Breakfast Recipe


  • 4 Bananas
  • 2 cups of Gay Lea Nordica 1% Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup of strawberries (or your favourite fruits)
  • 1/4 cup or roasted peanuts or almonds (chopped)
  • 4 teaspoon of maple syrup ( optional)


  1. Peel and cut each banana in half lengthwise.
  2. Place 2 banana halves in a shallow bowl or a banana split bowl.
  3. Place 1/2 cup cottage cheese over the center of the 2 banana halves using an ice cream scoop.
  4. Top with the 1/4 cup of strawberries, 1 tbsp of the roasted peanuts or almonds, and 1 teaspoon of the maple syrup.
  5. Serve immediately.


For more recipe ideas using cottage cheese, make sure to check out Gay Lea’s website

What are your favourite healthy breakfast recipes for your family?

Please share in the comment below.


Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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About the Author ()

Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    We love using cottage cheese in lasagna and I also love mixing cottage cheese and fresh pineapple together for a snack.

  2. Juliee Fitze says:

    My favorite recipe with cottage cheese would be lasagna .

  3. Jonnie says:

    Another lasagna lover here!

  4. delicious combination I haven’t had like this

  5. Darwin says:

    It would also be lasagna for me when it comes to cottage cheese. I also like cottage cheese on pancakes.

  6. Heidi C. says:

    I love to make cottage cheese and fruit mixes for a snack!

  7. BlessedTA says:


  8. Joy says:

    In lasagne ! with lots of cheese!

  9. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Cottage cheese and sliced peaches, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  10. Tammy Dalley says:


  11. Chris Stockford says:

    Lasagna with cheese!

  12. Lynda Cook says:

    I like eating it right out of the container or I put it in my lasagna or there is this dessert recipe I use to put it in

  13. Victoria Ess says:

    I love mixing my cottage cheese with fruit.

  14. Karla Sceviour says:


  15. Tina L. says:


  16. Sunshine G says:

    Lasagna, obviously, but it’s also really good in a strawberry smoothie, blended really well – tastes like cheesecake in a cup!

  17. Carol Denny says:

    I have it with fruit for a snack

  18. Julie McIntosh Custic says:

    I do love cottage cheese in lasagne. I also use it in cheesecake – I have a cranberry lemon recipe that is delish with cottage cheese. Blend it smooth and it works!!!

  19. Brenda A says:

    YUM! I like the look of the peaches banana boat! I cannot wait for local peaches to become available. My girls love cottage cheese in their lunch, just on its own.

  20. Carol M says:

    Hi Lyne, Are these coupons for the cottage cheese or any products. Gay Lea cottage cheese is not available where I live. Thanks 🙂

  21. Florence C says:

    I love fruit with cottage cheese. I use it in my lasagna.

  22. amber y says:

    My favourite recipe for using cottage cheese is lasagna. A layer filled with cottage cheese is delicious! It’s really the only way i’ve ever tried using it aside from eating it by the spoonful out of the container.

  23. kathy downey says:

    We love using cottage cheese in lasagna & on Toast

  24. David says:

    I lovelasagna

  25. nikki robak says:


  26. Fan R says:

    My favorite recipe is Cottage Cheese Rolls.

  27. Jenn G says:

    I love cottage cheese in lasagne!

  28. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Thanks Lyne, better get entering then. LOL
    My favourite recipe is lasagna, but love it straight up.

  29. KD says:

    I love mixing cottage cheese, fruit cocktail (drained), and rosated almonds, then using as filling for a pita.

  30. andie says:

    We have a great lasagna recipe using it – thanks.

  31. Linda Abrams says:

    blintz cupcakes

  32. Monique says:

    I like to use cottage cheese in lasagna or as a topping on pasta.

  33. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    I love lasagna and we always use cottage cheese in it!

  34. BobbiJo Pentney says:


  35. Robyn B. says:

    My favorite recipe with cottage cheese would have to be the lasagna.

  36. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love cottage cheese in mashed potatoes.

  37. Francine says:

    I love eating cottage cheese along with fruit salad

  38. Karen Galbraith says:

    I love using it in any cheesecake recipe as a replacement for some of the higher fat cream cheese.

  39. pam says:

    My fave recipe using cottage cheese is my mom’s classic lasagna recipe

  40. Penny says:

    I love cottage cheese with fruit ie peaches, pears, bananas, strawberries, blackberries

  41. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I love homemade lasagna made with cottage cheese!

  42. Leah Lucas says:

    I replace ricotta cheese with cottage cheese in lasagna

  43. Hiba says:

    cottage cheese in guacamole!

  44. Astra says:

    Have you ever tried The Pioneer Woman’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake? YUM!!

  45. angela m says:

    I love Lasagna with cottage cheese

  46. tanyab79 says:

    Lasagna must have cottage cheese yum yum.

  47. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My favorite recipe is lasagna made with cottage cheese.

  48. Beth St says:

    I love cottage cheese and raspberry jam.

  49. roger simmons says:

    Cottage Cheese and fruit or Cottage Cheese in lasagna are the best

  50. Eldon says:

    My favourtie is lasagna!

  51. roger simmons says:

    I like Cottage Cheese with Fruit Salad.

  52. JaimeeM says:

    I like cottage cheese with fruit. Never really made anything with it, just ate it with mashed fruit

  53. jan says:


  54. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I like Cottage cheese in my hot lasagne

  55. Carlene R. says:

    I would have never thought of making this. What a great idea. And perfect for me being pregnant, loaded with nutrients.

  56. Tina F says:

    cottage cheese and fruit are such a nice combination together

  57. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I I like cottage cheese that would help when watching food intake makes you feel like a big treat

  58. kathy downey says:

    I wish I like cottage cheese!

  59. kathy downey says:

    I have been adding it to my smoothies,and i dont notice the taste

  60. kathy downey says:

    I surprised the kids with this but used a scoop ice cream instead of the cottage cheese

  61. kathy downey says:

    I have this for brunch today,so delicious !

  62. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This is a really great idea. I love the cottage cheese substitute for ice cream. I think I’d do a mix of fresh fruit.

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