Simple breakfast recipe

Nutty Fruit Cereal

When it comes to breakfast, simple is often best. Most people are pressed for time in the mornings and don’t have time to prepare a fancy, elaborate breakfast. Nutty Fruit Cereal is quick and easy to prepare. But, the best part about this recipe is the taste. The sweetness of fresh banana slices and blueberries will surely awaken your taste buds! You can serve this breakfast dish with or without almond, rice, or soy milk. It also works well as an afternoon snack or dessert.

Nutty Fruit Cereal

1 banana, peeled and sliced (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup unsweetened almond or rice milk

Place banana slices in a bowl and top with blueberries, almonds, walnuts, and coconut flakes. Pour in almond milk.

Yield: 1 serving (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute chopped pecans for the almonds or walnuts.
  • Enjoy as a fruit and nut snack without the almond milk.


  1. Are liquid soy products allowed on the Daniel Fast such as soy, almond, or rice milk? What about fruit juices? like orange juice? I thought only water was allowed.

  2. Is coconut milk a good alternative for dairy? I found an organic brand with no added sweetener that has all natural organic vanilla extract added.

  3. Rona Ann Rigsby says:

    I am diabetic, can I eat pretty much everything?
    I JUST signed up…
    Excited. .

    • The Daniel Fast way of eating is something that most diabetics can benefit from doing. However, if you have any concerns about specific foods, please consult a nutritionist. Every person’s body is different and will not react the same. Thanks for your question!

  4. Hi, stevia comes from a leaf why cant we use that?

    • Stevia is one of those ingredients that people may choose to include. It really becomes a matter of personal conviction. The whole idea of the Daniel Fast is to deny yourself as an act of worship. The guidelines provided are meant to guide you and help you form boundaries for the fast. So, I advise people to seek the Lord and let Him settle such matters in their hearts as to what the fast should look like for THEM. I hope this information helps clarify your question. May God bless you abundantly as you hunger for Him!

      • Thank you. Sometimes for me it’s not just about the food but the things that are in my heart. I heard a pastor say anyone can fast from food but how about fasting from things that we have made idols in our hearts, hate, unforgivness those such things. Thank you again for taking the time to teach us. Tiffiny Brooks

  5. sheila kirkendolph says:

    Can you have almond butter? Also, a lot of the recipes call for nuts. I have diverticulitis can’t eat a lot of nuts or popcorn. Is there a substitution for them or do I just do without? I’m fasting now.

    • Yes, you can have any nut butter, as long as it doesn’t contain added sugar. If you can’t have nuts, just make sure you are having plenty of protein through other sources, such as lentils and beans.

  6. Thank you for this. I just want to make sure I understand clearly. Most of the food on this list is unpleasant to me. I normally eat junk food, high fats, and pretty much anything I want.

    Since I am doing the Daniel Fast, I noticed I am more hungry and continue to think about food. I have tons of Trader Joes and Whole Food store very close to me (thank you Jesus) and it really helps.

    One thing I just learned is honey and agave is not allowed. How can I eat anything without honey or natural sweetener? If I use stevia, would it leave an after taste in my mouth? I am struggling here and trying to stay focus. Please pray for me as I focus on the Lord!

    • Your tastes will change on this fast. Because your body is used to junk, the healthy foods don’t taste good. But, after you feed your body what it needs, the junk food won’t taste as good (it’s true!). The first few days are the hardest as your body is adjusting and cleansing. Hang in there! You can do it. God will help you! It’s ok that you’re struggling. That just makes you realize how dependent you are upon the Lord. He is strong in your weakness!

      Lord God, Jackie has set her mind and heart on drawing close to you. I pray you will fill her with your strength today. Help her to focus on your ability, not her her inability. Bless her for her obedience in this fast. Change her from the inside out, God. Give her a new passion for you, your Word, and making healthy choices. Thank you, Lord, for the transformation that’s taking place. In Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN!

      • Thank you!!! Thank you!!! I receive it in Jesus Name!

        • Donna Werner says:

          Jackie, meditate on Phil 4:13…I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me. God’s word is Spirit and Life!

          Blessings on you, AND on you, Kristen for your obedience.

          I am SO enjoying everything!!


    • No added sugar is allowed, and that includes honey, agave nectar, brown rice syrup, evaporated cane juice, and molasses. But, you can have fruit! 🙂 And, yes, stevia does leave a taste in your mouth. Some people may choose to include it on the fast (since it’s a leaf). I personally don’t. I hope this helps!

  7. Donald Bell says:

    Yesterday for lunch I had a 12 veggie soup from au bon pain. I picked up a pack of westminister oyster crackers also. Are the oyster crackers permitted?

    • You’d have to check the ingredients on the crackers, but I’m 99.9% sure they’re not whole grain. And, they probably contain other ingredients that aren’t allowed. Also, check the nutrition facts on the soup. Even though it’s a vegetable soup, it may not be Daniel Fast friendly. Thanks for your questions! May the Lord bless you as you seek Him!

  8. Lily Henry says:

    Yesterday I tried this cereal and it is amazing!! It is filling and tasty. The only think I didn’t add was the milk. But it turned out pretty good. Next time I will add the milk. Thanks Kristen!! I have also been watch your workout videos on youtube.. They are great.

  9. heidi lee says:

    Why isn’t herbal tea allowed on the Daniel Fast?

  10. Deborah Holland says:

    Interesting, the ingredients we would blend was placed in a cereal bowl. Loved it and I added a few red grapes to boot. Thanks for the creativity Kristen; your days are full of wonderful ideas. You continue a good work that has been started in you.

  11. sandra kelley says:

    I heard that you can have corn chips Tostitos to be exact, only because they are only corn and oil and salt, True or False

  12. Hi Kristen i have just joined your inspiration. I’m sorry to say that it sounds like most of the ingredients getting mentioned are costly for simple person like me. I’m not able to afford most of them to have or create an enjoyable meal for myself.
    Is there something simple or any simple ingredients I can mix when I get tired of having a fruit salad?

    • Hi, Rebecca! Only some of the recipes have ingredients that might be a bit too pricey. Most are made with everyday ingredients that are easy to find and purchase, such as fruit, vegetables, brown rice, beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc. You may have to spend a little time browsing the recipes to find what fits your budget and lifestyle. I provide hundreds of recipes, so I’m confident you can do it!

  13. Hi Kristen,
    I am on day 16 of the Daniel Fast and really struggling. For the most part I have stuck with the food plan and it has been great. Twice now though I have crashed and burned in the evening, eating foods not allowed(meat and take-out pizza, sweets). I feel absolutely rotten afterwards and into the next day. Each time I have determined to start again and finish the fast. I press on, but I feel so discouraged! I realize what an idol and a stronghold food is in my life. I am tired of being controlled by food. I am concerned about nearing the end of the fast and going right back into bad habits.

    • Gail, what you’re experiencing is completely normal! But, hang in there! You’re almost to the finish line! 🙂 Are you subscribed to my daily email newsletter for the fast? If so, be sure to watch tomorrow’s video (day 17). If not, go to my website and subscribe now. Be sure to confirm your subscription, or you won’t get the email. I recorded that video with you in mind. 🙂 You’re not the only one, though. I’ve received emails similar to yours, so I knew I should address the issue you described in your comments.

      Here’s an idea to help you after the fast. My new book, Spiritually Strong, is designed to help you continue the healthy habits you’ve learned on the Daniel Fast. I believe the book can be an extremely beneficial tool to help you stay on track.

      • Thanks for your reply Kristen. Yes, I have been following each day online and it is very helpful. Can’t wait to read the one for today- Day 17! I have both of your books- The Ultimate Daniel Fast and also Spiritually Strong. I drove an hour to a bookstore to find Spiritually Strong and I got the only copy they had in the store- somehow I believe I was supposed to have it! I have been waiting to begin it after the fast is done. I think one of the hardest things for me is doing this fast alone, although having the online posts from others has been helpful. Mostly though I hear people asking about particular foods and I think I have that piece down; it’s the deeper spiritual battles going on that are so challenging for me. Thanks for your prayers and support.

        • Gail, your comments blessed me so much! Thank you for investing in my books AND for driving one hour to get Spiritually Strong! I believe God will honor your commitment to grow in Him. Thank you for participating in the fast and for praying so faithfullly!

  14. Kristen,
    I praise God for you and your diligence. I praise Him for your kindness to extend your recipes to us-what a blessing!! I am almost brought to tears by how thankful I am. I have been longing for a breakthrough-I have not known how to end my idolatry of food, but I fully believe that this fast, along with your recipes, will be the breakthrough that I’ve needed. I had been thinking about doing the type of fast mentioned in Daniel, but I was at a loss for where to begin on the preparations. Then I found your blog, and was able to plan for the week (I have to plan only for a week at a time or I get overwhelmed-silly, I know, but true). I know that God has already used you so mightily, but I’m excited to see how He continues to use you and the resources you have made available. I’m looking forward to praying more over the course of this fast and am also looking forward to having a deeper intimacy with my Lord Jesus. I have just begun the fast today, and I started the day out with prayer and this nutty fruit cereal-delicious.

    Again, I’m so thankful for you and I pray that God multiplies blessing upon blessing on you and that He continues to draw you to Himself.

    Thank you,

    • Sarah, thanks so much for your comments! I thank God for leading you to my website. May the Lord continue to strengthen you with His power as you fast and pray! 🙂

  15. I know that preservatives aren’t allowed on this fast. I found store bought almond milk that contained potassium citrate. Is that preservative allowed? If not can you recommend a store bought almond milk that adheres to Daniel Fast guidelines? Also is there a list of store bought products that adhere to Daniel fast guidelines? I’m looking through all the post to find. For instance I got the kind of coconut milk you recommend and the Tostitos I see someone asked on, but it would be nice to have them listed in one spot. I’m sorry if you answered this question in a previous post. Thank You !

    • Great question, Mari. Yes, you should avoid preservatives as much as possible on the Daniel Fast. Some preservatives are considered “natural,” such as citric acid (which is found in citrus fruits), which would be acceptable. Potassium citrate is the potassium salt of citric acid. It’s a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic (sour) taste to food. Ideally, all food you consume would be fresh and organic. But sometimes that’s not possible. So when you use store-bought foods, choose the ones with the best, most “clean” ingredients. I like your idea of having a list of store-bought foods. I may just have to add a page like that to the website. Thanks for the suggestion!

  16. Michaleen Bickham says:

    This is Day 2 for me this is a real struggle I feel hungry all the time….but I will not quit…This is a true test of my faith and I have to find other methods of getting thru this time….my problem is i don’t eat alot of beans due to heartburn…please help

    • Michaeleen, the first few days are often the most difficult. Your body is trying to adjust to the changes, and hunger is often part of that process. But press on, my friend! God will provide the strength you need. He is faithful! On the beans issue, have you ever tried garbanzo beans (chickpeas)? They seem to be a lot gentler on my stomach than other beans, such as black beans. You might be able to have them. Also, can you tolerate legumes, such as lentils? Lentils are a good source of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. You can always avoid bean recipes or try to substitute when possible. I hope this information helps!

  17. Hi I was informed that I should only have one meal per day and I can’t find that information anywhere.

    • Hi, Cynthia! The number of times you eat throughout the day is a personal decision. Some people choose to eat three meals. Some might add a snack or two in between. Others may skip a meal to pray. There isn’t a particular formula for the frequency of meals. Let God guide you as to what your fast should look like!

  18. Hi I was informed that I should only have one meal per day and I can’t find that information anywhere. Can you clarify it for me?

    • Hi, Cynthia! You may eat more than one meal per day. The number of times you have meals and snacks is completely up to you as you’re led by the Holy Spirit. It’s a completely personal decision. 🙂

  19. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I just wanted to make sure I was on the right track as this is my first time doing this fast. Prayers welcomed.

  20. I have an allergy to nuts, soy and legumes, but I have been eating them for the protein. Do you have any suggestions for other allowable sources of protein? I so appreciate your recipes and input.

    • Hi, Amy. Yes, that can be a challenge when you’re allergic to so many different foods. You’re allergic to all beans and legumes, even chickpeas and lentils? Just curious. The reason I’m asking is because black beans don’t sit well with me, but I can do small amounts of pinto beans. Chickpeas don’t seem to bother me at all.

      Other foods on the Daniel Fast that provide a good amount of protein (besides nuts, beans, and legumes): Seeds (sunflower, pepitas, etc.) and vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, peas,). You can use a vegan plant-based protein powder as long as it doesn’t contain any added sugars, whey protein (no animal products are allowed), or any other restricted ingredients.

  21. I was reading your blog and I see where many questions were asked about breakfast.
    I’m not sure if we should incorporate breakfast into the fast.
    I normally fast from midnight till 2 – 3 pm
    and eat nothing until I break my fast.
    Am I doing this wrong?

    • Hi! There is no right or wrong way to do the Daniel Fast. The frequency of meals is a personal decision. Thank you for seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting! May He fill you with His power and peace as you trust in Him.

  22. Rette Leavy says:

    Hi Kristen, you are so wonderful. I appreciate yolovell and I am most greatful to God for you. We are all here to get it right. I love your responses in telling us to seek the Lord through prayer and he will direct this journey. Thank you for that. I think we get so caught up in the right and wrong until we miss the big picture-God devine greatness for our sacrifices. Anyway, Kristen can you tell me why Honey would not be allowed? Im nit a sugar fanatic and i eat 99% organic and whole foods. Are cereal with honey not good?

    • Thank you for your kind words, Rette! I’m thankful you’re seeking the Lord through the Daniel Fast. To answer your question about honey, no added sugar is allowed on the fast, which includes brown rice syrup, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, molasses, etc. Also, store-bought cereal that’s Daniel Fast friendly is difficult to find because it usually contains restricted ingredients. You might want to try these breakfast recipes: Baked Oatmeal, Muesli, and Nutty Fruit Cereal.