What To Serve With Banana Bread

July 4, 2021
what to serve with banana bread

Whether it’s for breakfast or as a dessert, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to what to serve with banana bread. 

From light, simple choices such as fresh fruits, through to more elaborate side dishes and accompaniments, we’ve got you covered with all your options! 

If you’re going to the effort of making your own banana bread, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re pulling out a few extra steps to make your treat extra special. 

Here are some ideas that you’ll want to try… 

1. Good quality dark chocolate

Banana goes oh so well with a chunk of high quality dark chocolate! 

You can keep things simple by serving it on the side, or you could even make your own dark chocolate frosting to drizzle over the top. 

Served with a cup of piping hot coffee, this is a combination that could work at any time of the day. 

dark chocolate

2. Fresh slices of citrus fruits 

Sometimes, you’ll be in the mood for something a little bit lighter and fresher. 

When this is the case, you can’t go wrong with a few freshly cut slices of your favourite citrus fruit, such as orange. 

This one is great for breakfast, or when you want to refresh your palate after a rich and satisfying meal. 

citrus fruits

3. Nutella 

Everyone loves a deliciously rich hazelnut and chocolate spread! 

Make sure that you’re serving your banana bread warm for the best results. If it’s not convenient to serve it fresh out of the oven, you could pop it in the toaster or even under the grill. 

Fancy making your own? This homemade Nutella recipe requires just 4 ingredients, and is vegan gluten free! 


4. Peanut butter 

Legend has it that Elvis Presley’s favourite meal was a banana and peanut butter sandwich. 

Take a leaf out of the King of Rock and Roll’s book by serving a slice of banana bread with a generous smothering of peanut butter. 

Choose chunky or smooth – it’s all just down to personal preference! 

If you want to really impress by making your own, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s easier than you might think. This homemade peanut butter recipe takes just twenty minutes to prepare and cook. 

peanut butter

5. A handful of nuts 

Nuts are a delicious pairing for banana bread. 

You can add them into the cake mixture, sprinkle them over the top before baking for a crunchy bite, or just serve them on the side. 

Some tasty options here include cashews, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. 


6. Yoghurt 

When it comes to what to serve with banana bread, you can’t go wrong with some natural yoghurt for a quick and healthy option. 

Make sure that you have some nice fresh fruit to offer as well. Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are all tasty options that work well. 

If you want to create a breakfast buffet for guests to help themselves, then banana bread with yoghurt, fruit, and granola is easy to prepare and will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters! 

yoghurt and fruit

7. Compotes and jams

A fruity jam or compote is so tasty when spread liberally over a chunk of fresh, moist banana bread! 

I personally like to choose a berry based jam, such as strawberry or raspberry. 

jam and compote

Save these ideas for what to serve with banana bread

Planning to make your banana bread for another day, and want to make sure that you don’t forget about these ideas? 

Just pin the image below to your favourite foodie Pinterest board! 

what to serve with banana bread pin

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