We can really go above and beyond a basic coco pops and milk cereal breakfast of the past and build in layers of goodness in each bite. Here we describe a scaffold for a granola breakfast bowl, but the idea is to be creative and tweak it to suit your taste and what you have available.
Fruit + Yoghurt + Granola + Toppings
The good thing about fruit is that it all tastes amazing – you can’t really go wrong – so play around with different combinations to suit what you have available, what’s in season, and what you like!
Fruits we love in a breakfast bowl:
There are SO many yoghurt options to choose from these days – there’s something to suit every taste and dietary requirement. Yoghurt is a delicious and great way to get some probiotics into your diet.
Dairy – There are many high quality dairy yoghurts that also add a good dose of protein to your brekkie. If you are a dairy lover just try to choose one that is organic if possible. We also recommend getting a natural yoghurt, with the sweetness of the fruit you shouldn’t need a sweetened yoghurt, and if you find that you do you can always add a splash of honey or maple syrup and be in control of how much and what type of sugar you have.
Coconut – This is our current favourite to have with granola breakfast bowls. It lends a nice coconutty flavour and still feels nice and light. Again we prefer an organic unsweetened option.
Cashew/Almond – There are other “nut yoghurt” options available on supermarket shelves for you to explore. They can have a stronger taste that you might not be used to, but why not give it a go?!
Not all granolas are created equal. We love to make our own granola, it’s super easy, cost effective and delicious!! Check out one of our recipes here.
Many of the supermarket varieties are LOADED with sugar, so when choosing your granola be careful to check the ingredients and the amount of sugar on the nutritional panel, and choose ones that are low in sugar.
Also check for the quality of ingredients in the granola, for example if it’s loaded with rice puffs and wheat sticks you might choose something else.
For this bowl a toasted granola (in our humble opinion) is best, but you might be an un-toasted muesli kind of a person which is also completely fine!
Our favourite part… the toppings! This is where you can really be creative and turn your granola bowl from something pretty yum to something sensational – both from a taste and nutritional perspective.
Here are some things you might like to try:
- Cacao nibs
- A drizzle of tahini
- Hemp seeds
- Orange zest
- Goji berries
- A drizzle of honey or maple syrup
- Crushed nuts
- Chia seeds
- Berry coulis
- Shredded coconut
If you’re looking for more breakfast ideas you can check out our recipes here.