Breakfast Banana “Sushi”

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What’s this? I’m actually AHEAD a week? Somehow, magically, I am actually posting at the start of week 11, which is quite the accomplishment considering week 10’s book inspired challenge. I have been pumped for this week since I learned the topic was bananas! I decided that I wanted to do a breakfast themed dish, but didn’t want to go with typical banana pancakes or banana bread. While dining on some real sushi, the inspiration came: Banana Sushi! These ‘naners are great because they are not only healthy and super easy to customize, they can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. And lets be honest, who doesn’t like to indulge in a little dessert first thing in the morning?

Just rummage through your fridge and cabinets for any bits or pieces of ingredients you think might good well with a banana. Experiment a little!

If you take nothing else from this blog, just remember it is SO much easier to open a banana from the bottom, than from the stem. I always hated when a banana wasn’t ripe enough or had a stubborn stem that resulted in a squishy top. If you just pinch the bottom of the banana, it will easily begin to peel itself! Just grab one edge and pull!

Strawberry Banana Crunch

This sweet roll is especially tasty with a nice crunch to play up different textures.

Start by thinly slicing the strawberries and laying flat on your bamboo mat. Put a line of peanut butter and Nutella down the center of the berries. Trim the edges of your banana then use the bamboo mat to roll the banana onto the strawberries.

Then sprinkle the mat with the rice cereal and roll until top and sides of the banana are covered. Slice into 1/2 inch bite-size sections and serve immediately so the banana won’t start to brown.

Peanut Butter Tortilla Roll

Here’s a healthy breakfast alternative that can be rolled up quickly, even without the bamboo mat.

Slice your strawberries paper thin. Spread peanut butter to the edges of the tortilla and lay the strawberries down the middle. Trim the edges of the banana and place on the edge.

Roll with the bamboo mat until the edges are tucked and sealed. Cut the roll into 1/2 slices and serve quickly to avoid any browning!

CrAzY Roll

I can’t wait to have kids some day so I can serve up this fun roll on a birthday or special day.

First smash up your cereal so there aren’t any full sized pieces.

Pour the Fruit Loops onto the bamboo mat and spread Nutella on your trimmed banana. Use the roll to cover the banana with the Fruit Loops and be sure to cover all the exposed chocolate. Then slice and serve right away!

Strawberry Roll

Chop your strawberries into small bits then spread on the bamboo mat. Cover your banana with peanut butter and use the mat to roll up the banana. Top with a touch of Nutella and serve, preferably to someone still in bed, for a delicious morning surprise.

breakfast banana sushi

Breakfast Banana “Sushi”

The Starving Chef
Easy banana "sushi" – is it breakfast or dessert? Make your own banana sushi creations with your favorite cereal, fruits and nut butters.
Prep Time 10 mins
Assembly Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2




  • INSPIRATION: Assemble your favorite ingredients inside of a tortilla and roll for a "nori" wrapped sushi!
  • INSPRIATION: Spread the nut butters on the banana and roll in crushed cereals!
Keyword banana, breakfast, sushi
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