This quick and easy Banana Bread Smoothie Bowl tastes just like freshly baked banana bread, in a cool and creamy breakfast smoothie form! Very simple to make with just a few basic pantry ingredients and perfect for busy mornings!
BANANA BREAD SMOOTHIE BOWL
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Today we are talking about two simple words that, when strung together, make up one pretty incredible thing. We’re talking about smoothie bowls. I repeat: SMOOTHIE. BOWLS. Have you tried them yet?? I’ll admit I was late to the smoothie bowl party. About three years late. And all I know now is that for about three years I could have been enjoying this magical smoothie in a bowl thing and instead I was missing out. So if you’re putting it off, don’t. Kick off your smoothie bowl love affair with this banana bread version, you will not regret it.
If you’re a little confused, because you don’t really “get” what a smoothie bowl is, let me tell you that it is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, serving a smoothie in a bowl instead of a glass BUT, instead of just slurping down that creamy goodness with a straw, you’re going to use a spoon because on top of all that creamy goodness is a whole slew of your favorite toppings to go with that particular smoothie’s flavor profile. In this case, I topped my banana smoothie with toasted walnuts, dark chocolate, fresh bananas, and honey. All of the things I love about banana bread but in a quick and easy to make breakfast I can whip up in about 5 minutes. It doesn’t get better than that!
Banana Bread Smoothie Bowl
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup milk or almond milk more as needed
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1to 4 tablespoons brown sugar taste
- toppings: chopped dark chocolate toasted walnuts, banana slices, honey drizzle
Combine frozen bananas, milk, oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar in a blender. Cover and pulse until smooth and creamy. Add a little more milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
Pour mixture into a bowl and top with chopped dark chocolate, toasted walnuts, banana slices, and a drizzle of honey. Serve immediately.
I like lots of brown sugar in my smoothie bowl, but less will work too. Start with 1 tablespoons brown sugar and taste test after blending it in to see if you want to add more. Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until your desired taste is reached.
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