Granola with Greek Yogurt and Fresh Fruit: 5 Minute Breakfast Mission
Last week I took on a new domestic mission: in the quest to
delegatebreakfasttosomebodyelse, er, ahh . . . um . . . teach my youngest, little Mack, some valuable bachelor skills, and some even more valuable serving-your-family-without-grumbling skills, I decided that it would be a worthy goal to come up with around twenty or so breakfasts that were tasty, nutritious, and (of course) easy-peasy to make, in fact so easy that any 8-year-old (mine, specifically) could make them.
We’re busy people, after all, and I know that you are, too, but we know that breakfast is pretty doggone important. Coming up with a number of good, quick, yet nutritionally dense breakfasts (so cold cereal or poptarts will not be make the list) seems like a worthy mission to me!
First, we made crispy fried eggs on toast last week, which was delicious and quick, and incorporates coconut oil into our day first thing, which is a winner in my book. And this week, we’re taking a page from my daughter-in-law Sonia’s book and throwing together a fabulous pairing of granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit. Sound easy and good? Oh, just wait!
When we were on our vacation out east, and we got up early one morning to take a day trip to Niagara Falls. Now I must just mention that I’m SO, so blessed by the lovely young ladies that my two sons have fallen in love with (and, happily, married!). They’re so much smarter, more generous, sweeter, and everything good, than I was as a young bride and young mother. And they are both so talented, too! I scored big in the Daughters-in-Law Department, Gentle Readers.
So it’s early morning at Sonia and Andrew’s house, and Sonia has laid out a simple yet amazing breakfast: Greek yogurt, homemade granola, and honey for drizzling and cinnamon for sprinkling. Oh, and a bit of milk, too. And fresh fruit.
That was it. So simple. And it was so delicious. So delicious, in fact, that for the remaining days that we were there, I craved it. Whenever there was a plausible excuse for pulling it out, I did. Breakfast? I think I’ll just have some of that yogurt and granola . . . Anybody want a snack? That, um, yogurt and granola combo might just hit the spot . . . Peckish at bedtime? Goodness, just a small bowl of granola and yogurt sounds tasty . . .
You get the idea. I hope you’re intrigued now, because this makes a perfect 5 Minute Breakfast.
Here’s how to make it:
You’ll have to pull together a few ingredients the night before:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Your favorite granola (You can buy it, of course, or you could make The Best Granola on the Planet, with my recipe here.)
- Raw honey
- Fresh fruit of your choice (chopped apples are good, so are grapes, as shown)
- Milk (optional)
Here’s all you do: Choose an attractive bowl (and your favorite spoon!) into which you’ll dish up a good dollop of yogurt, over which you’ll sprinkle a generous handful of granola, over which you’ll drizzle just enough honey and cinnamon to suit you. A dribble or two of milk makes it even creamier, and I do recommend it. Then toss in some fresh fruit and ta-daa! You’ve just made yourself a true breakfast of champions!
Well done, you!
Here are more 5-Minute Breakfast Missions, just for you. ‘Cause I love ya. And I think you’re terrific and deserve something good to munch on in the morning, too.
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I’m looking for that great granola recipe but the page won’t load, 🙁 Gotta have it.
I emailed it to you, Dr. Friesen, AND I fixed the link (hanging head). Sorry about that!
The old saying “It always tastes better when someone else makes it!”. Gotta try…tks
Love those easy peazy days. Today for me, after work I just want to bang my head against the wall and pull out my hair. I just won’t grumble about it.
Greek yogurt is nice rich and yummy. At times I strain off the whey part. Then you have Greek Yogurt.
Coffee is on
Um, Dora . .. what easy peazy days? Just kidding–don’t hurt your head against that wall! Hope work is going better today!
I sometimes do have Greek Yogurt for breakfast, along with fresh fruit (blueberries or seedless grapes, or sliced strawberries) plus some Cheereos (original flavor). It is easy and, as you say, delicious. Lemon yogurt works well for this. I should get the unsweetened, but I usually don’t.
Yum, lemon yogurt sounds really tasty, Alana! Great idea!
I love this kind of breakfast! I used to add a packet of stevia in the raw to help with the plain greek yogurt taste and some days I’d had a tablespoon (or two) of mini chocolates on it with strawberries. One of my healthiest go-to snacks ever!!! 17 g of protein and under 200 calories!
Yum, the chocolate and strawberries would make a great addition! Thanks for the suggestion, Ashley!
That looks good and is easy make. Always a plus for breakfast!
Yup, Nick, I always have to be able to make breakfast with my eyes half-closed, and this one fits that requirement.
Great idea, making the best granola on the planet. I had thought that I made the best granola on the planet but perhaps there is a another best granola on the planet and we must share the gold metal. Mine is gluten free, so perhaps we need to list it by category. I will be back to posting gluten free recipes as soon as I shake this cold with all the little aches and pains that go with it. Nice breakfast. I’m looking forward to the next 20 weeks to see the many new breakfast treats to be offered.
Thanks for checking in, Chef, and I’m sorry about the cold! Amalia has been sick this week, too, and it sounds like you two have the safe thing. My dad would call it “the creeping crud.” I have lots of ideas for breakfasts that are quick, easy and great for you. Stay tuned!
You’ve given me an idea of what to make for breakfast this week!
This sounds like my husband’s kind of breakfast, Amy. I’m passing him this link!
Thanks Corinne, I hope you and your husband like it! And thanks for the share!
The link for your granola recipe is not working. Can you email the link? Thanks
Yikes! Will do, Cynthia. (And I fixed the broken link.)
I would love the granola recipe too!
Here it is, Melissa:
I almost always have yogurt and granola for breakfast. I could binge on pumpkin spice yogurt this time of year!
Robin, do you make your own?