Whole Banana Breakfast! (Peel included)

Whole Banana Breakfast! (Peel included)

Bananas are known for their high potassium, a mineral that is important for the health of your bones, kidneys, nerves and muscles.

They also contain vitamin B6, fibre & vitamin A making them a nice addition to your breakfast.  And because bananas are grown in tropical locations, they are considered to be in season all year round.

Fun Fact:  You can eat the peel too!

Banana Bacon
(Adapted from: Ikea's Scrapbook)


  • 3 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • Banana peels, scraped & sliced
  1. Cut your banana peels into strips and place in your marinade. Let it soak for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Heat your skillet on medium-high for about a minute, then add a little cooking oil to coat the pan.
  3. Take your marinated banana peels and lay them flat in the pan.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, then remove & drain on a paper towel.

Our Fav Waffle Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • Add-ins - Berries & Nuts (the cranberries & pumpkin seeds were excellent)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Make a hole in the center of the flour mixture and drop in the eggs, milk and melted butter. Stir to combine.
  3. In a separate container mash the banana with the back of a fork.
  4. Fold the banana into the batter along with the raspberries and almonds.
  5. Use batter according to your waffle maker. (2/3 cup in our case)