This Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl is easy, hearty and contains no added sugar – but you won’t even miss it! The natural peanut butter, banana and superfood add-ins make it a sweet treat for breakfast on the go on busy mornings, or an afternoon snack attack. If you love yogurt parfaits or smoothie bowls, give this easy clean eating option a try!
Are mornings as crazy for you as they are for us? Right now I’m loving easy breakfasts that are still fun, delicious and filling. I find I have to eat a fairly hearty breakfast or I’m hungry again in no time, and this Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl is packed with filling superfoods and amazing flavours.
Perfect if you’re on the go or practicing clean eating, there’s NO added sugar, but it still tastes sweet, thanks to the banana and the natural peanut butter.
I love the idea of a smoothie bowl, but this is SO much easier – I can throw it together in five minutes. It’s easy to customize with whatever ingredients you like or happen to have on-hand, too.
In the summertime? Use berries! If it’s winter, you won’t miss them when you load up with banana and nuts. Have some homemade granola in your cupboard? Throw that in too! It’ll be delicious! I like to pack these bowls with superfoods, like pumpkin seeds (pepitas), chia seeds, hemp hearts, walnuts, and all sorts of other deliciousness that I keep stocked in my pantry.
I think the biggest lesson in this recipe is that you can use PLAIN yogurt, add NATURAL peanut butter to it, and it somehow sweetens it up enough that you don’t feel like you’re eating something really tart. We love plain yogurt for a million and one reasons (health, price, versatility), and if you’re trying to eat more of it, definitely give this easy yogurt breakfast bowl a try!
And this is worth noting: my kids LOVE eating this for breakfast. Now it might be a tougher sell if your kids are really used to fruit yogurt with a lot of added sugar, but I started my girls on plain yogurt from the start and it’s almost all they know. They think fruit yogurt is a treat, like ice cream (the little, picky one won’t even eat ice cream, but that’s a story for another day).
But even if your kids are older, I still think this is worth a try, because both the peanut butter and banana sweeten up the yogurt. If you’re still on the fence, try adding a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!
Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl – Step-by-Step Instructions
Ingredients for Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl (this is pretty flexible – you can use whatever you like and have on hand).
Stir 1-2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter into 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. I like to keep the peanut butter a little intact so you hit bigger bites of it.
Slice a banana. I love bananas in breakfast bowls because they’re so filling, and I find they go super well with the peanut butter and nuts in this bowl.
Sprinkle your delicious add-ins into the bowl. This time I used pecans, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), unsalted sunflower seeds and raisins. I also (depending on my mood, the season, and what I have handy) use walnuts, slivered almonds, chopped dates, chia seeds (don’t let them sit too long before eating, though, or they gel!), coconut slivers, dried cranberries, or anything else that looks good!
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (unsweetened)
- 1-2 tbsp natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
- 1 banana
- .5 to 1 tbsp chopped pecans (or walnuts)
- .5 to 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp raisins
- .5 to 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (unsalted)*
Stir together yogurt and peanut butter in a bowl. Slice banana and add to bowl, sprinkle with pecans or walnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins and sunflower seeds (or whatever add-ins you use).
*You can use whatever add-ins you like or have on hand. I sometimes also use walnuts, slivered almonds, chopped dates, chia seeds (don't let them sit too long before eating, though, or they gel!), coconut slivers, dried cranberries, or anything else that looks good!