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As someone who was recently diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, you can imagine how hard it is now to suddenly become ill to foods I have eaten over the last almost thirty years of my life. While my journey to wellness   after being diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome certainly wasn't easy, it lead me to create each and every one of these recipes featured on damn good thyme.

While I love to cook and try new recipes, I learned many times throughout my healing journey that it was essential to have foods on hand that I knew my body could tolerate, and are easy to make.

If you're new here, you may not know it, but one of my favorite ways to start my day is by heading out for a long run, blasting my music, and just clearing my head. You can read all about the benefits of starting your day with a run here!

Any runner knows stretching is important after a run, but refueling is even more important. Complex, carbs, healthy fats, and protein are essential for the body to recover and to maintain healthy hormones.

One of my favorite breakfasts is a protein shake, with my favorite protein powder, and this breakfast banana split! It is a banana pan seared in coconut oil and topped with everything in the fridge and pantry. Perfect for when I have a ton of fruit that needs to be used.

Banana Split

Table of Contents


  • 1 Banana

  • 1tsp coconut oil

  • fresh fruit

  • grain free granola

  • Nut Butter of Choice

  • 1tsp honey or maple syrup

Ingredient Substitutions

Grain Free Granola- For an AIP alternative, you can use tigernuts to add an extra crunch.

Nut Butter- For this recipe, I used almond butter, but you can certainly use tigernut butter! Check out this recipe on how to make your own tigernut butter at home.

How to Make the Banana Split

  1. Heat a Nonstick Pan: Heat a small nonstick pan and add 1 tsp of coconut oil.

  2. Add the Banana: Cut the banana lengthwise and add to the pan face down. Let sear for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.

  3. Top with Cinnamon: (optional) Top the banana with Ceylon cinnamon or regular cinnamon if desired.

  4. Plate and Add Toppings: Add honey or maple syrup, nut butter, then the fruits, and finally granola.

  5. Enjoy!

Banana Split

Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients can I substitute?

To keep this recipe AIP Compliant, you can opt to use Tigernuts instead of grain free granola, you can also use Tigernut butter instead of almond or peanut butter!

Storage Instructions

Proper storage instructions for your Banana Split are essential to maintain freshness, here's how to keep your dish the most fresh.

  1. Maintaining Freshness of the Dish: The banana will get very mushy if you try to prepare it overnight and top it with all of the toppings.  If this is something you would like to have throughout the week, but want to cut the prep time down, you can opt to cut your fresh fruit the night before this way it is easier to top your banana once it comes out of the pan.

Full Recipe:

Banana Split Recipe

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