This recipe for exquisite yogurt bowls topped with granola and fresh fruit is proof that 5-minute easy healthy breakfast ideas actually really do exist!
You know how they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day? That’s of course true but I also like to add – it can be one of the most delicious ones too. Just imagine, starting your day on the right note, with a healthy and tasteful dish. No need to imagine for too long, as these yogurt bowls are the thing that makes breakfast dreams come true!
The combination of yogurt accompanied by some crunchy granola and sweet fruit for breakfast… my mouth is watering just thinking about it. This healthy breakfast recipe comes together in no time and will surely become your preferred way to start your mornings.
Why You’ll Love These Yogurt Bowls For Breakfast
Why wouldn’t you love these breakfast yogurt bowls? I mean, they are:
- super quick and easy to make
- great for breakfast or even a snack when you’re craving something sweet
I didn’t want to overpraise this healthy breakfast recipe but I also couldn’t keep it a secret anymore – it’s true, you can have these bowls as a snack as well! They’ll certainly satisfy your cravings and do it in a healthy way.
When you think about it, these yogurt bowls serve two honorable roles. First, they save you from eating overly sweet store-bought cereal. And two, they prevent you from snacking on other unhealthy sweets in the afternoon when you need some fuel for the rest of your day. See? They’re good by all means, in taste, and by nature!
INGREDIENTS For The Breakfast Yogurt Bowls Recipe
Yogurt. Not everyone’s a fan, but yogurt is pretty great for you. High in protein, rich in nutrients, immune booster, and great for weight management. And of course, it’s one of the biggest fighters for your digestive health. That’s why it’s good not only to have yogurt for breakfast but also to include it in your diet overall. You can use whichever type of yogurt you like for sweet breakfasts, I recommend going for the probiotic type.
Strawberries. Or blueberries, or do both. Packed with beneficial antioxidants and vitamins, berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. And they also make an amazing addition to your breakfast yogurt bowls. Plus, they require only washing and some cutting, no peeling necessary – so you can assemble your easy breakfast in seconds with them! The perfect fruit for busy mornings.
Granola. No need to explain why we’re making our own granola and not using the one from the store, right? Instead of scaring you by mentioning all the stuff that’s inside the ready-made one, I’ll tell you what ours has – oats, coconut oil, pecans, cinnamon, and natural sweetener. Sounds amazing, right? All of those ingredients are good for you on their own and when brought together, they offer the base for a filling and delicious morning meal.
Peanut butter. And to finish off the yogurt bowls – some peanut butter, but this is optional! If you want some extra protein in your breakfast, nut butter surely gives you that.
How To Make Healthy Yogurt Bowls For Breakfast
This recipe for breakfast yogurt bowls can be separated into two parts – the preparation of the granola and the assembling of the bowls. Let’s get started before you’ve gotten too hungry:
For the granola, it’s best to make it ahead for the week, as it does take around 15 minutes to prepare.
You need to put the oats, pecans, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup, coconut oil, and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Pulse them until well combined and either toast the mixture on the stove or bake it in the oven.
If you choose the stove, use a nonstick pan and stir for 5-6 minutes.
For the oven, preheat the oven to 350F/180C, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the nut and oat mixture evenly, but not too thin. Your cooking time here is around 6-7 minutes and you will need to turn the mixture once.
After you’re done cooking, let your granola cool off – that way it becomes crunchier.
To assemble the yogurt bowls you can use the yogurt of your choice – I use plain and sweeten it a tsp of maple syrup or honey. Then top it off with berries, granola, and some peanut butter.
That’s all it takes – your quick and easy breakfast is ready!
How To Store
Once you’ve made the first vital part of this healthy breakfast recipe, the granola, you can store it in an airtight container for 5-6 days. That way you can enjoy it in the morning or as a quick snack throughout the whole week!
How To Make Ahead
In the spirit of ensuring yourself an easy healthy breakfast for the week, these yogurt bowls serve as a great meal prep dish too. If you have containers with individual compartments, you can put the granola in one, the washed fruit in another, and your yogurt in the last. Then you simply have to assemble and you’ve got yourself a great meal prep recipe for your morning or a snack on the go!
More Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes
I really do hope you enjoy these tasty yogurt bowls for breakfast or snacks! And if you’re a fan of breakfast food and need some new ideas, check out these easy healthy recipes as well:
- Easy Breakfast Quesadilla
- Super Healthy Breakfast Salad
- Fluffy Oatmeal Pancakes (Flourless and Delicious)
- 2/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- pinch of salt
- 4 cups Yogurt
- 4 tsp maple syrup
- 2 cups Berries
- 4 tsp Peanut Butter
- To make the granola put the oats, pecans, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup, coconut oil, and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Pulse them until well combined and either toast the mixture on the stove or bake it in the oven. If you choose the stove, use a nonstick pan and stir occasionally at medium- medium high for 5-6 minutes. For the oven, preheat the oven to 350F/180C, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the nut and oat mixture evenly, but not too thin. Your cooking time here is around 6-7 minutes and you will need to turn the mixture once. After you’re done cooking, let your granola cool off – that way it becomes crunchier.
- Assemble the bowls using the yogurt as the base. I usually use about a cup of yogurt as base and mix it with some honey or maple syrup. Then add the toppings - berries, granola and some peanut or almond butter!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 6gSugar: 41gProtein: 16g