The Perfect Summer Treat!

We cannot wait to try these tasty treats! They are the perfect snack for on the go, or if you are craving something sweet. These bites start with a layer of granola sprinkled in the bottom of a mini muffin tin. A great simple granola recipe is included in the recipe as well! It’s bare bones–just a combination of oats, nuts, coconut oil, and honey–but it’s absolutely delicious and can be made in about 20 minutes.

On top of the granola is a layer of Greek yogurt sweetened with a quick mixed berry jam. Normally jam is made with fruit and sugar, but honey is actually a wonderful substitution in jam! Not only is it all natural, but it also contains many healthy minerals, vitamins, and amino acids! You can use any fruit you like here with this treat. Frozen mixed berries can be used with this recipe, but feel free to experiment!

If you don’t have the time to make your own granola, feel free to sub in your own favorite store-bought granola, and keep things really simple with plain Greek yogurt sweetened with honey to taste on top. Just three ingredients and about 10 minutes of time will yield a big batch of frozen treats. 

The jam can be gently stirred into the Greek yogurt so it has a nice swirl throughout, but if you’re short on time or patience, feel free to just blend them together. A final sprinkling of granola tops off the bites before they’re sent to the freezer to firm up. After a few hours, they’ll be perfectly poppable bites you and your little ones will love! They are a great sweet, creamy treat to cool off on a hot afternoon! These will be the go-to treat of the summer season!

Thank you to our friends at Neighbor food for the great recipe!

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Berry Frozen Yogurt Bites with Honey Granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (I use whole milk yogurt)
  • ¼-1/2 cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

For the jam:

  • 2 cups mixed berries (I used a frozen mix)
  • ¼ cup honey

For the granola:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten free if needed)
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts of your choice
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 40 mins

Get your fruit and yogurt parfait in frozen form! These granola, fruit, and yogurt bites are a perfect cool, creamy treat on a hot day.

Serves: 24


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the oil, honey, and vanilla extract until well combined. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir. Return to the oven and bake another 7-10 minutes or until granola is golden brown. Scrape the pan as soon as it gets out of the oven, then leave on the baking sheet to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, make the jam. Combine the berries and the honey in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to an active simmer, and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes, or until berries are thickened and jam-like. Cool to room temperature or refrigerate overnight.

  3. To make the bites:In a bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt, milk, and honey until the texture is pourable but not runny. Gently fold in the jam so a swirl remains throughout the yogurt, or, if you prefer, mix completely together.

  4. Line 2 mini muffin pans with 24 liners (foil liners work best, but paper works in a pinch). Place a couple pinches of granola in the bottom of each one. Spoon the yogurt mixture over top, filling each one nearly to the top of the cup. Sprinkle the tops with a little more granola. Cover with saran wrap and freeze for at least three hours or overnight. We've found these taste the best when they're removed from the freezer about 10 minutes before eating.