Pop-pop-popsicles!!!!! These breakfast popsicles are filled with berries, granola and Greek yogurt for a delicious, healthy start to the day.
Our weekends have been very busy this month, filled with many road trips and celebrations, but not much time at home. Whenever I come back from a weekend of traveling, I feel like it can be difficult to feel prepared for the week ahead. With few groceries in the fridge and pantry, and laundry piling up, and with a new (early) clinical rotation schedule for Will, making breakfast and lunch fall in the priority ranks, to leave room for sleep and convenience. Enter, berry, granola and Greek yogurt breakfast popsicles.
These breakfast popsicles are easy and a great healthy option for on-the-go days when you don’t have time to make breakfast but still want a good start to your day. Keep a few on hand in the freezer and grab one to eat as you are heading out the door. Frozen berries, Greek yogurt with a touch of honey for sweetness and some quick and easy granola pair together to fuel you up and get you started on the right foot for the day ahead of you.
So much colorful goodness with a touch of texture. We’re all about that with these breakfast popsicles. Also, the fact that we can say breakfast and popsicle together makes for a good day right off the bat, don’t you agree? Another great thing about these breakfast popsicles is that you can customize them to fit your taste and your freezer ingredients. You can substitute any type of frozen berries, or even frozen mangos or other fruits for the frozen raspberries and blueberries. I use plain Greek yogurt, but you can use your favorite flavor. Vanilla goes with pretty much everything and the cherry and berry flavors would make a delicious breakfast berry overload! Mix it up!
I love love love homemade granola, but you could easily add store-bought granola, or even your favorite breakfast cereal (just make sure it can hold up to the moisture of the Greek yogurt). Easily customized, tasty, healthy and cold – just what I want on these hot, humid, early and busy mornings. Thank you for making my life easier, berry granola breakfast popsicles. All hail the breakfast pop!
Berry Granola Breakfast Parfait Popsicles
1 cup plain Greek yogurt*
2 tablespoons honey
3 cups frozen berries (I used blueberries and raspberries)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ teaspoons ground cinnamon
*You can use vanilla or another flavor of Greek yogurt, but removed the 2 tablespoons of honey.
To make the Greek yogurt and berry layers:
In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt and honey together.
In the bowl of a food processor or a blender, blend each type of your berries well. The blended frozen fruit should be smooth and thick. Since I used two types of berries, I blended one, set the blended mixture aside in a bowl, then blended the next separately, so I could have different colored layers. If the layers don’t matter to you, or if you are using one type of fruit, you can put all of the fruit in at once and blend it together.
To make the granola:
Preheat the oven for 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix and toast the oats and coconut flakes together on a baking tray and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until golden.
While the oats and coconut are toasting, mix coconut oil, honey, maple syrup and olive oil together in a small bowl until combined.
Remove the oats and coconut from the oven and pour into a medium bowl. Mix in the cinnamon. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until all of the dry ingredients are covered.
To assemble the popsicles:
Beginning with the Greek yogurt mixture or the frozen berries, layer the Greek yogurt, frozen berries and granola, alternating until you reach the top but leaving room to sprinkle some granola on top of each popsicle mold. Press the top layer of granola into the popsicles and freeze for at least 4 hours.