Samantha’s Banana Scrunch Parfait

P90x banana parfait

So I was thinking, “Man, I should get a good parfait recipe on my site, that would be a great addition to a P90x meal plan.” Enter Samantha, who created this very pretty one!

I know that I always say that I was thinking of creating a recipe before someone sends it to me, but seriously, it’s like  you guys can read my mind. Every time I think, “I really should get off my butt and cook [insert recipe item here],” one of you lovely folks sends me a recipe with a photo that does it better than I would have anyway. So I guess you are determined to reinforce my laziness! LOL. Please continue. =)

Take it away Samantha!

“Here’s a really great breakfast recipe, Banana Scrunch. This is a single serving:


  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use EAS)
  • 1/2 cup oats (traditional or quick, not instant)
  • 1/2 cup bran flakes cereal, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 banana, sliced

Mix protein powder into yogurt and set aside. Mix crushed bran flakes with oats, and heat mixture in skillet on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Drizzle bran flake and oats mixture with honey, stir and heat for about 2 more minutes (until edges of oats are crunchy). You can make as many layers as you like. Scoop some of the bran flake and oats mixture into the bottom of a tall glass, layer with sliced bananas. Scoop some vanilla protein yogurt on top, then repeat the layering process for as many layers as you like… bran/oat, banana, protein yogurt, etc. Enjoy!”

OK, CJ’s back!

P90x Nutrition Plan Portions:

Full recipe provides 1 protein, 1 dairy, 1 carb, 1 fruit, 1/2 condiment.

P.S. Samantha – you rock. Thank you!


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  1. Kori

    Could I use 4 oz of yogurt, 1/2 large banana, 1/4 cup of crushed corn flakes to get the same taste, but lower calorie and smaller portion?

  2. KAH

    Am trying this tonite when DH gets home. Always looking for a ‘sweet’ & am trying to show him it doesn’t always have to be about chocolate! Using Fage Total Greek yogurt, instead of bran cereal flakes — 1/4 c. organic wheat germ & 1/4 c. ground flaxseed. We’ll see how he likes it! Def sounds yumy to me!

    1. CJ =)

      Hope it went well, KAH! A few other desserts – P90x Candy, Cinnamon Baked Apple, and if it must be chocolate for him, try Chocolate Filled Strawberries. =)
      – CJ =)

  3. Marlo

    Is it possible to use vanilla yogurt instead? Plain makes me ill…

    1. CJ =)

      Certainly! Should be fine.
      – CJ =)

  4. Gary6030

    This sounds great. I just started P90 not the X. When I put this in the recipe calculator it comes out to be 629 calories/92 Carbs/7 Fat/ 54 Protein. This seems a little high? Am I missing something?

    1. David

      Hi Gary,

      I’m wondering how did you get those numbers, which recipe calculator are you using, I would like to use that tool as well.

      1. Nathalie

        Gary, I think you are right! It’s too much calories… I watch everything I eat and there is no way I can add this parfait in my daily menu…
        Sorry, it looks very good!!!

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