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Bananas for Bananas.

This recipe has all the flavor and nutrition of moist, delicious banana bread, just in a different form. It also makes a great snack.


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  • 1 banana (I use a frozen one, but you don't have to)
  • 1-2 tablespoons walnuts, optional
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup flake cereal, such as Arrowhead Mills' spelt flakes (You can use a gluten-free cereal)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend. Now eat! This gets thicker, the longer it sits.

For a fun twist, try using the *Melted Banana Trick*

Oh, and cinnamon or chocolate chips make nice additions. But then again, chocolate chips make a nice addition to anything!

Nutritional Information:

  • This banana version will have about 245 calories, 7 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 3 grams fat.
  • The pumpkin version will have about 175 calories, 8 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 3 grams fat.
  • The gingerbread version will have about 215 calories, 7 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 3 grams fat. If you use blackstrap molasses, you’ll also get a healthy dose of iron and calcium :).

It’s very filling, for not a lot of calories. So if you’re not watching your weight, I suggest planning to have something calorie-dense alongside. (Some of my favorite sides include peanut butter on a spoon, extra walnuts, or… anything chocolate!)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. urban vegan says:

    Great idea. Sounds E-Z, too.

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    nice!! I love all your blender/food processor recipes (i.e. that pudding, the oatmeal, and now THIS delicious cereal!!)

  3. maybepigscanfly says:

    Great idea- I would never have thought to put cereal in a blender. And I think the frozen banana is a must. They’re so much better that way!

  4. Vegan_Noodle says:

    I like the idea of adding cereal, a perfect addition to any smoothie! Breakfast is so my favorite meal…

  5. Kumudha says:

    For some crunchiness, I think I won’t blend the cereal!

  6. Gaia says:

    Hi Beautiful Little Vegan 🙂

    Wow, I make something similar but have never thought of adding cereal. Cool !

  7. Theresa says:

    Yummy. Sounds good, simple, and nutritious!

    I was given the book as a christmas gift, and Andy and I made an entire dinner out of various appetisers for his family, and everyone loved everything. It’s an omni-pleaser, at least!

  8. Vegetation says:

    I LOVE this idea! As a chronic breakfast skipper maybe I should try to wake up with this one. Putting cereal in there for some added fibre is a great idea too. (Plus it sounds yummy and if it’s yummy I’m more likely to actually stick with it!).

    Right I’m off to hunt down these oatmeal and pudding blender recipes of yours now!

  9. Amy says:

    Yes, that sounds great. But do you drink it or eat it with a spoon?

  10. Maggie says:

    AND this!! So good!

  11. joy says:

    I think this is the extreme close-up

  12. Christine says:

    Ohhh Yummm! I must try this one 🙂

  13. Beth says:

    I made this tonight, with 1/2 banana and some bran twigs. I heated it up in the microwave before eating…soo good! Another addition to my cereal repertoire!

  14. Baking 'n' Books says:

    Wow – you just blend it – with cereal?! Any kind of cereal? Does it have a smooth, liquid-y texture? Need a fancy blender? 😉

    1. Any flake cereal, even a gluten-free one (I know a lot of people like Mesa Sunrise). Or bran flakes. The texture is *kinda* like cream of wheat, but thicker.

      1. Oh, and you can use any blender or even a magic bullet.

  15. Isabel says:

    I absolutely love your breakfast recipes! I miss some quinoa recipes though.. it is the yummiest, healthiest, nutritious (also gluten-free and vegan) “grain” there is! (technically it’s a seed) maybe an idea for some new recipes..? 🙂

    1. Oh Isabel, you are so right! I neglect quinoa :(. Confession: I still haven’t found a way that I like it. I keep trying, because it’s SO healthy. I haven’t tried it in a breakfast recipe yet, though, so thanks to your comment I’m going to put that on my list!!

      1. Isabel says:

        Ohh I see! I enjoy my bowl of quinoa every morning like this:
        Usually, on Sundays, I cook quinoa (37 grams for one day, so 185 grams for 5 days) and put it in a tight-lid box in my fridge. Then the morning after, I take 1/5 of that; fluff it, pour soy milk over it and put in the microwave. I usually also add a handful of raisins 🙂 but that’s just me of course.. Pretty boring, haha!

        1. Raisins make EVERYthing better. I’m about to have some in my oat bran! 🙂

      2. Grace says:


        I make my quinoa with almond milk, then add cinnamon, agave, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, and sliced banana! It’s a great breakfast bowl.

        Love your blog. Enjoy!

  16. Isabel says:

    YES they absolutely do! I also like mixing cocoa powder with a tiny bit of soy milk and splenda, making small balls and putting them in the freezer, and then adding them to e.g. cereal: same effect (little sweets) as raisins 🙂

  17. FYI- just went to the store to buy flake cereal so I could make this!! 🙂

  18. Jessica says:

    I got all the stuff for this and made it this morning. It turned out AMAZING, tastes just like banana bread 🙂 Is it supposed to be somewhat thick? Mine came out smoothie consistency, so I’m drinking it instead of eating it 🙂

    1. Mine’s always pretty thick. It also gets thicker as it sits.

  19. Rebecca says:

    Wow! I made this for breakfast and what a treat! It’s so healthy and so easy.

    1. So glad you liked it! 🙂

  20. Katy Huie says:

    Love this recipe! Linked to it on my blog today and my friends are loving it too. I have a feeling I’m going to be linking to you a lot now that I know about you. Thanks to Sweet Tater Blog for that introduction!

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