Warm Weather Breakfasts
Yes, granola is a great breakfast choice. Customers enjoy it sprinkled over yogurt, ice cream, sweetened ricotta cheese, cottage cheese and fruit. Hands down, a granola parfait is what you love.
We’ve also uncovered a number of other delicious ways to enjoy granola at breakfast.
Banana Sushi with Granola
This is such an easy treat.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup softened almond butter (microwave for 10-15 seconds)
- 1/2 cup of crushed Pat's Granola
- Coat frozen banana with softened nut butter.
- Cover with granola. Slice and serve!
Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Granola Bites
Create homemade frozen yogurt and fruit granola bites using our French Tartlette Pan. These mini frozen treats have a delicious peanut butter granola bottom topped with yogurt and fruit- so easy and kid-friendly! Enjoy as a healthy snack option or a refreshing quick breakfast in the morning.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut butter and maple syrup for about 20-30 seconds until melted. Mix in granola until fully coated. Fill each cavity in the French Tartelette Pan with a small amount of granola mixture to fill the bottom and press down. Add yogurt of choice over the granola until the cavities are filled. Top with sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Freeze overnight for best results. When ready to serve, let pan thaw for 1-2 minutes so yogurt bites loosen slightly and gently push out of cavity to release. Be careful not to over-thaw as the bites will melt. Serve immediately. Store extra bites in freezer for ready- to- go snacks. Makes 12 tartlettes.
No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Energy Balls
- 1 1/2 cups granola (see note)
- Pinch of cinnamon, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2/3 cup smooth natural peanut butter (see note)
OPTIONAL ADDITIONS (ADD ANY ONE OR TWO)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chocolate mini-chips
- Combine the granola (break up any large clumps), peanut butter, syrup, and cinnamon, and any of the optional ingredients in a large bowl and work together using clean hands.
- If the mixture seems too loose, add a little more granola (unless you plan to use a couple of the optional ingredients). Conversely, if it seems too dry, add a little more peanut butter. It should be of a consistency that’s easy to roll into balls
- Rinse your hands and form the mixture into 1-inch balls with slightly damp hands. If things get sticky, rinse and dampen your hands as needed.
- Arrange on a wax paper or parchment-lined plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more to allow them to firm up. Or, if you can’t wait, pop into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Store any not eaten at once in a covered container in the refrigerator, where they’ll keep for at least a week.
- Choose a granola that has a nice mix of oats, nuts, dried fruits. Tropical or Ginger Spiced Pat's Granolas work well.
- Use peanut butter that’s not too bottom-of-the-jar stiff, yet not too runny.
- Variation: You can roll these balls with a little cocoa or coconut flakes for a nice finish.
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and collaborative lifestyle brand. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
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