These healthy no bake banana bread breakfast bars are thick, chewy and packed with protein, they’ll keep you satisfied for hours! Made without any butter, oil, grains or granulated sugar, they can easily be enjoyed as a snack or light dessert! They are suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free diet!

I cringe over some of the breakfast television shows I watched as a kid growing up.

Are you guys familiar with the term ‘breakfast television’? During my childhood, it was a select number of shows shown during the morning period, usually just before school. These hours were often between 6.30am-8am and often were filled with 5-6 short cartoons or shows.

While us Aussies were fortunate to have some international gems sent our way (Babar, Rugrats, Arthur, and Madeline), we had to also endure some home grown ‘talent.’ Many of them seemed to be poor rip-offs of American classics. Some, however, were simply cringe-worthy. The biggest offender was the show, ‘Bananas in Pyjamas‘.


For the bars

  • 3 cups gluten free oat flour OR 2 cup coconut flour (Paleo option)
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • pinch sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup overripe mashed banana (about 2 small)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (can sub for brown rice or honey if no diet restrictions)
  • 1/2 cup drippy cashew butter (can sub for any nut or seed butter)
  • pinch vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + milk of choice*

For the high protein frosting

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (see tested recommendations under ‘shop’)
  • 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 1-2 T nut butter of choice (optional)
  • Milk to form batter

For the coconut butter frosting

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 2 T coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  1. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminium foil and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder, cinnamon, sea salt, granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. Add in the mashed banana- Mixture should be very crumbly.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your cashew butter with maple syrup. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour into the dry mixture. Mix very well until fully incorporated.
  4. For a more soft and fudgy banana bread bar, add milk of choice until a relatively thick batter is formed. For a firm and chewy bar, add milk of choice only if needed to desired thickness. Transfer to lined baking tray and press firmly in place.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or until firm. Once firm, add frosting of choice and refrigerate for another 30 minutes to firm up before slicing.

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No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Delicious, rich and creamy, with all the ingredients you love in a banana split, this no-bake Banana Split dessert will be one you make again and again.

Summer is quickly approaching and that means picnics, BBQ’s, potlucks, and family get-togethers are almost upon us.
You’ve probably wondered before any of these occasions:
What should I bring?
What is easy and quick to make but still super delicious ?
And, more importantly, when it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is crank up your oven and sweat it out in the kitchen!
Here at SugarApron we are prepping for some great summer recipes!
No bake ? Easy to make but still super delicious ?
I can’t think of a better one for summer with all of the grillin’ and chillin’ that goes on. Once you make this delicious, rich, creamy and no-bake banana split dessert, you will make it again and again……

No Bake Banana Split Dessert
No Bake Banana Split Dessert


  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 box graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Cool-Whip, thawed or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, stemmed
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • hot fudge sauce, slightly warmed
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles


  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  2. Firmly press into a crust in the bottom of 9×13 glass or porcelain dish, let it chill in the freezer for about 10 minutes to firm up.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese, 1/4 cups butter, and the powdered sugar until creamy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Don’t be tempted to add milk, it will take a few minutes, but the mixture will blend up perfectly!
  5. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled graham cracker crust.

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Delicious and super healthy, these gluten free Oat & Blueberry Blender Muffins are so easy to make and nutritious enough to have for breakfast!

I promised myself that I was going to get better at breakfast time in 2016. Although I always have great intentions to encourage the kids to eat a wider and more varied diet at breakfast time, I still find myself falling back on the same breakfasts when we are in a rush during the week.

I have seen Blender Muffin recipes all over pinterest lately. This recipe in particular caught my eye and I decided to adapt it to make these super delicious and healthy Oat & Blueberry Blender Muffins. Perfect for busy mornings when I don’t have enough time to prepare a breakfast from scratch.

First of all I have to stress how easy this recipe is. All you need to do is chuck the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blitz until they are all combined. No hard graft needed in mixing or stirring!

These muffins are super nutritious too; made with oats rather than wheat flour and honey instead of refined sugar. They are perfect for breakfast, packed full of slow releasing carbs and fibre and make a great snack for kids too.

One thing I should point out is that because these muffins are made with oats, they are denser than normal muffins. So if you are expecting a super light and fluffy muffin then I don’t want to disappoint you. However, I really like the texture of these muffins and even though they are quite dense, they feel really hearty and filling.


  • 2 cups / 100g rolled oats
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup / 125g fresh or frozen blueberries

Recipe adapted from Le Creme De La Crumb

  1. Preheat the oven to 390f / 180c. Line a muffin tray with muffin cases and spray them with a little spray oil.
  2. Put all the ingredients except the blueberries into a blender or food processor and blitz until all combined. Stir in half the blueberries.

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Spinach + Banana Healthy Breakfast Muffins Recipe for Toddlers

This is THE Healthy Breakfast Muffins Recipe for Toddlers you’ve been searching for!

I think I speak for many toddler moms out there when I say that trying to get your toddler to eat vegetables is hard work! I remember when my daughter was just starting to eat solid foods and she loved spinach, broccoli and carrot purees – it was glorious! Right as I got overly confident in her vegetable eating abilities, she became a toddler with preferences, and a certain ‘tude against all veggies! I did NOT see that one coming. Now, I’ve made it my personal mission to hide as many vegetables as I can into other foods that she will eat – smoothies, muffins, sandwiches, etc.

A few months ago one of my fellow mommy friends, Ashley (Founder of The Sharing Exchange — a website where you can rent children’s goods and get paid to share yours), sent me this Spinach + Banana Healthy Breakfast Muffins Recipe for Toddlers. Ashley is great in the kitchen and I knew if this recipe came from her that it HAD to be good (and nutritious) so we gave it a go and it has become a breakfast staple in our household ever since.

These Spinach and Banana Breakfast Muffins are REALLY good – like TOO good…like, Mommy might eat 35 muffins this morning good. But they’re packed with spinach and contain low sugar so it serves as a guilt-free and perfect grab ‘n go breakfast for the whole family!


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (one of the single serving cups)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh organic spinach – uncooked (could also add shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, or shredded
  • yellow squash (all raw) to really pack it full of veggies!)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup, Organic, Grade A
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Put the first seven ingredients (applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, banana, maple syrup and coconut oil) in a blender or food processor and blend.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a smaller mixing bowl.
  4. Add the wet spinach mixture from blender to the dry ingredients.

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These Banana Upside Down Muffins turned out positively delicious. I love upside down desserts, the way the sugar caramelizes and just melts in your mouth. Adding the fabulous flavor of bananas to the mix was just icing on the… muffin!
On a side note, there was an error in this recipe in the book. I contacted Chef Mani Niall through his website and he was super nice and very helpful with straightening things out. The recipe below is correct.
As you’ll see from the picture below, I did have a couple of casualties when inverting the pan.
I love pineapple upside down cake and I love bananas. So when I saw the name of this recipe I knew it would be something I would enjoy. Even the kids liked the flavor of these muffins! So if you are like me and you get tired of making banana bread, try this delicious recipe on for size. These are perfect breakfast or brunch muffins!


  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark muscovado or brown sugar, packed (I used dark brown sugar)
  • 4 ripe bananas


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, preferably organic
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup dark muscovado or brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 F. Lightly spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare the pans, place 2 teaspoons of the butter and 2 teaspoons of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  3. Bake until the mixture in each cup is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for a few minutes. Peel the bananas and cut them on a diagonal into 48 thin slices. In each muffin cup, place two banana slices on the bottom and two banana slices along the sides.

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Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes

Skinny individual cheesecakes that are sweet, creamy & packed with protein.
An easy, healthy recipe with NO refined sugar!
Every afternoon before the sun sinks too low, I lace up my old raspberry red running shoes and slip my keys into my pocket. I turn left at the end of the driveway, sticking to the sidewalk until it stops at the end of the street, before cutting straight through the park, past the playground, and popping out at another street on the other side. I continue strolling along until the bike path appears, turning right to loop back around and pause at the mailbox to collect the Safeway circular, Comcast bills, and free catalogs addressed to our house’s previous tenants.
Some might say I’m a creature of habit.
I usually dial my mom to talk while I walk. With my only other conversation companion during the day being a 15-pound Chihuahua, my extreme introverted self takes a vacation during those phone calls, and I babble on for nearly 20 minutes straight about the science of instant oats, my “penguin”-perfect date night, and setting aside enough “me” time for a lively sports-watching dinner, all while Mom’s patient ears turn numb.
But on the rare occasion where I feel particularly brave, I break out of my comfortable routine and turn right instead of left, tracing a route towards the other side of town that takes me past one of my favorite family’s houses, where I drop off containers of cookies, cake, and monkey bread. We chat in their kitchen, quickly losing track of time as we laugh, and I always leave feeling like a real person again. Not just one who talks to dogs.
Just like my predictable afternoon walking routine, I established one for breakfast too: I always start my day with a banana. I store my stash on the countertop next to the sink, replenishing it with a trip to TJ’s whenever it dwindles down to 3. (TJ’s normally stocks very green bananas…) As the perfectly tasty nutritious treat, I never thought I’d deviate from it…
Until a crazy idea flashed through my brain during my morning run. What about a banana cheesecake… For breakfast?


  • ¼ cup instant (quick-cooking) oats
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 oz fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F, and lightly coat 2 jumbo-sized muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the oats and applesauce. Divide the mixture in half, and press into the bottoms of the prepared muffin cups. Bake at 300°F for 8 minutes. Cool in the pan.

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Perfectly fluffy oatmeal pancakes topped with banana, strawberries, and a kiss of dark chocolate chips, these Banana Split Pancakes are a healthy spin on dessert pancakes!
Pancakes are easily one of my favorite treats. Dare I say I love them more than actual cake?
I do! Seriously! In fact when my sweet tooth gets out of hand, I’m much more likely to bake a small batch of chocolate chip pancakes than their cookie counterpart and vanilla pancakes with a dollop of whipped cream on top? Totally knock out a cake craving for a fraction of the effort and calories.
Is that weird? I really like making pancakes, yo!
#sohungry #solazy
Since my key lime pie pancakes were such a hit around here, I decided it would be fun to tackle a few more desserts in pancake form. Next up? Banana split pancakes!
Because I don’t like to “break the bank” calorically with my treats annnnd because I want to be able to fit these bad boys into weekly rotation around here, I’ve amped up the health factor on these pancakes by swapping out a few ingredients.
Coconut oil makes a fantastic sub for butter or vegetable oil while a mixture of white wheat flour and ground oats jazz up both the flavor and fiber content of these pancakes. Instead of buttermilk, they feature Almond Breeze Almondmilk and Greek yogurt with a little bit of lemon juice, a combo that yields ultra fluffy pancakes that double as a pillow.
A food pillow.
A … OK I’ll shut up now. Pancakes!!! Fruity, fluffy, fantastic pancakes!!! Need I say more?
Rhetorical question. If I talk anymore I’m certain y’all will run screaming in the other direction. On to the recipe!


  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • 7 oz Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats (or oat flour)
  • 1 + 1/4 cup white wheat flour
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 TBSP coconut oil, melted + cooled slightly
  • 1/2 a banana, chopped or sliced thin


  • sliced banana
  • chopped strawberries
  • dark chocolate chips
  • pure maple syrup


  1. In a mixing cup, whisk together almond milk, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice.
  2. Allow mixture to sit and thicken.
  3. Using a food processor, blender, or mortar and pestle, grind your oats into a flour. Coarse is fine, but the more flour-like you can get yours oats the fluffier and smoother the pancakes will be. Yum!

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These gluten free, sugar free, and paleo banana muffins take only 5 minutes to whip up! Then it’s in the oven and out comes a beautiful, soft, moist MEGA muffin! Super healthy delicious banana muffin recipe sprinkled with chocolate chips. These muffins are naturally sweetened with bananas and stevia. If you leave out the chocolate chips- there are only 4g of sugar (from the bananas) per muffin! Also, there is 29g protein per muffin!!! All that protein is coming from organic whole foods! Now that’s a muffin I can feel good about eating. Pretty rad, huh?
This muffin recipe is adapted from my very popular recipe for 5 minute paleo banana bread. Sometimes muffins are just better though:)
I use my Kitchen Aid Food processor for making this recipe. This food processor is the bomb! It combines, chops, and so much other good stuff. I am a strong believer that a food processor is an essential for every home baker. Because it is like a second set of hands. A blender like this one will also get the job done!
This whole blogging biz has me with both feet running as fast as I can to keep up! Not literally, of course. But in the midst of all the crazy hectic business side of things, I am still finding time to do what I love best. Enjoying snapping photos and styling all my favorite foods. I sure didn’t see this in my future a few years ago. But now that it’s happening- I can’t imagine my life without it!


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 4 medium soft bananas
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia liquid
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large size muffin tin with paper muffin liners. You can also use a regular size muffin tin and it will make around 8 muffins.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a high powered blender or food processor.
  3. Scoop the batter into each muffin cavity. Fill the muffin tin until the batter comes just under the top surface.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Banana Bread

Fall flavor meets banana bread in this gluten free pumpkin banana bread. It’s the perfect way to use up old bananas and open cans of pumpkin.
You guys, I did it. Last year I started with the pumpkin in September, which was uncharacteristically early for me. This year, I cracked open my first can of pumpkin in August. Yep, August. And I’m not sorry.
I made three recipes with the one can of pumpkin – this gluten free pumpkin banana bread, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins (which I’ll share with you soon), and some pumpkin spice coffees just for the fun of it.
I started working on this recipe last fall when I had some extra opened cans of pumpkin to use up after Thanksgiving. Since I always have over-ripe bananas (they’re seriously the bane of my existence), I thought I’d combine the two and make an easy breakfast bread.
Got overripe bananas but aren’t feeling the pumpkin yet? Try my double chocolate banana bread or gluten free banana oat muffins, you won’t regret it. If you’re ready for full-on pumpkin, my pumpkin chocolate chip bread or gluten free pumpkin muffins should hit the spot 🎃
This gluten free pumpkin banana bread is so good. I love a good schmear of cream cheese on it 👌🏼 If cream cheese isn’t your thing, butter will do just fine. I’ve recently discovered lactose free cream cheese which we’re loving SO much more than the dairy free cream cheese.
Sometimes, it’s hard to really get a good non-dairy sub for something. While the dairy free cream cheese we usually use isn’t bad, it’s just not real cream cheese. Any way you eat it, it’s up to you. And it’s fantastic. Enjoy!


  • 2 C gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 C avocado oil (or canola oil)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 C unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 C mashed banana
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-tick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Break up any large brown sugar clumps, and stir in the walnuts.

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I’m going to be real honest. I’ve always hated banana bread. {gasp!}
But it’s true; 1. I hate nuts in my bread (i love nuts, just not in my bread, ya know?). 2. I don’t always like taste of bananas not it’s natural form or blended into a smoothie.
But last night, I had 3 bananas that needed some loving and boy, did I give it to them. I made a pretty delicious, moist, nut free and healthy banana bread. And it was all around midnight. #GoMe


  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350-375.
  2. In a large bowl mix mashed banana, eggs, oil, honey, sugar, vanilla, and applesauce. Mix well. If you like your banana bread to have chunks of banana, don’t mash as much, but if you want a thin consistency of your batter, you can use a blender or hand mixer.
  3. In a small bowl mix your flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. In a bread pan drizzle a little vegetable oil on the surface prevent from sticking.

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