When I was in my early 20’s, I would often eat rice cakes with various toppings as a healthy alternative to snack food. It certainly helped stay me in great shape then! I love them now for a healthy, crunchy alternative to sugary processed foods. There are several options for the toppings, but our favorite are these Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes. Creamy peanut butter with the sweetness of bananas and a crunchy base, yes please!
This is part two of 12 of my protein-packed breakfast recipes (stay tuned for each post!):
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes
- Bacon and Egg Avocado Bake
- Protein Blueberry Muffins
- Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Sausage and Egg Sandwich
- Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
- Yogurt Parfaits
- Protein French Toast Roll-Ups
- Breakfast Burritos
- Green Protein Smoothie
- Protein Pancakes
Bananas and peanut butter make me happy, like really happy. It’s such a good combination! Add a little chocolate and there’s no way I’m turning back. But that’s for another recipe post, ha! I actually can’t recall where I first saw this recipe years ago, but I do remember thinking that my kids wouldn’t eat it. Well, I was wrong! They love this and often request to have it. Before trying it my kids commented that it looked like styrofoam, and well, they were right! It does kind of look like styrofoam. But they have a great crunchy texture and with the peanut butter and banana on top this is really delicious!
I mean, how cute are those little banana faces? This is probably the easiest breakfast recipe ever. It’s so simple to throw together and it literally takes seconds to spread the peanut butter, slice the bananas and serve! My big boys will eat two, and my littles will eat one. I like to serve it with fresh berries as well. You can also top this with honey to give it a little sweeter factor. We like it both ways, but my kids will eat them without the honey so I usually opt to leave it off.
The rice cakes aren’t necessarily nutritious themselves, they do have fiber and protein in them. But it’s such a great alternative to chips or another snack food. Sometimes I’m not hungry, but just need something to crunch on, is anyone else like this? Surely it’s not just me! Top these with peanut butter and a banana and you’ve got a high energy, protein-packed breakfast that adults and kids can enjoy!
As I mentioned in the first recipe in this series, I have been on the search for simple, healthy, protein-packed breakfast options because I’ve read where protein is shown to help sustain our kids longer and help them focus better at school. I can certainly tell when my kids have eaten too much sugar and I certainly don’t want to send them off to school that way! These Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes are both yummy and will help our kiddos thrive. Now let’s get to the recipe!
I hope you enjoyed these Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes. I can’t wait to share the next breakfast recipe with you tomorrow!! Pin this now so you’ll have it for later!