This breakfast banana sushi is a fun and healthy way to serve and prepare bananas. Bananas are sliced and covered in almond butter, chia seeds, hemp hearts and cacao nibs.

Banana breakfast sushi on a plate.

I normally have a wild blueberry smoothie, turkey sausage patties or a yogurt bowl for breakfast, but sometimes I want to change it up.

If you are looking for a different breakfast or snack option, then you need to try this banana sushi recipe! All you need are a handful of ingredients to make a delicious and healthy recipe. And you can tweak it to fit any of your dietary needs or personal preferences.

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Why this recipe works

  • It is EASY! It takes less than 5 minutes and you probably already have everything you need in your home.
  • It is healthy. This recipe is full of healthy fats, potassium, and vitamins.
  • It is versatile. You can use whatever toppings or nut butter that you want.
  • It is kid friendly. My toddlers think this is so fun and love it.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make banana sushi.
  • Banana– any ripe large banana works. Make sure it is as ripe or as unripe as you prefer to eat them.
  • Almond butter– a creamy almond butter works best in this recipe.
  • Chia seeds– these help build a solid topping on top of the breakfast sushi. They are filled with omega-3s as well.
  • Cacao nibs– this superfood adds a nice crunch and chocolatey taste. I like the ones from Anthonys.
  • Hemp hearts– these are a good source of fiber and omega-3s.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of almond butter, you can use peanut butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter.
  • Instead of chia seeds, cacao nibs or hemp hearts, you can use flax seeds, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, or any type of topping of choice.

Step by step instructions

Almond butter and toppings added to a banana.
Step 1

Step 1: Peel your banana and place it on a plate. Add the almond butter and the toppings to a full banana.

Banana sliced after toppings added.
Step 2

Step 2: Cut the banana into slices.

Breakfast sushi slice in between fingers.
Step 3

Step 3: Enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

How can you make banana sushi more sweet?

You can add chocolate, sprinkle brown sugar on top, freeze dried fruit or mix jam into the almond butter.

How can you make it more salty?

Use a salted nut butter, add salty seeds or nuts on top, or even sprinkle sea salt on top.

How do you store it?

In an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Banana sushi sliced on a plate.

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Banana breakfast sushi on a plate.

Breakfast Banana Sushi

A simple and healthy breakfast that takes just minutes to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 318 kcal



  • Place a peeled banana onto a nonstick surface, like on wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Cover the banana in almond butter, and spread it evenly with a knife.
  • Top it with the ingredients of your choice, such as chia seeds, hemp hearts and cacao nibs.
  • Slice the banana into small- medium sized slices.


Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 618mgFiber: 7gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 104IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 2mg
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