Animated Recipe: Banana Boat

An easy GIF guide to making a healthy pre-workout snack

Whether you’re looking for a new breakfast idea, an after-school snack or pre/post-workout sustenance, the Banana Boat is sure to grab your attention. This quick and super-easy recipe is the perfect, healthy treat—and involves no actual cooking at all. Feel free to get creative with your favorite ingredients—crushed nuts, honey, you name it—but definitely try topping it with our Salted Coconut + Almond Granola.

Ingredients (for one)

1 ripe banana

2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter

1 tablespoon granola

Ground cinnamon (Ceylon Cinnamon was used for this recipe)

Slice open your banana skin on one side.

Add your peanut butter or almond butter.

Scatter the granola over the peanut butter/almond butter.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.


Chef Nikki is the founder of Mostly Vegan, a health food consultancy based in NYC. Previously, she was the executive chef at the acclaimed raw vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine. You can find her at, on Instagram at @mostlyvegan or contact her via email at nikki[at]mostlyvegan[dot]com