Granola and yogurt, a classic and a favorite breakfast choice of mine. I used to love whipping up different combinations of yogurt and granola as a kid – I am a person who loves variety. This dish is not only healthy but contains an exciting variety of flavors that I wouldn’t expect would go so well together. I used to shy away from sweet and savory combinations as a kid, now I embrace them with open arms.
Experts say never to skip breakfast, and I rarely heed their advice – skipping breakfast more than I should; however, this recipe is going to change all that, as it takes two seconds to throw together (that might be an exaggeration, maybe tack on an additional five seconds), and it’s super tasty and healthy to boot.
The rosemary, apricot and walnuts are wonderfully paired together in congruity, while the added honey solidifies the recipe. I started with organic oats from my local co op, mixed them with dried apricots, crushed walnuts, and minced rosemary. I then added a mixture of chia, hemp, and buckwheat seeds, salt, honey, and some olive oil. This creates a perfectly delectable homemade sweet and savory granola.
I used fresh rosemary from my herb garden, but dried rosemary can be substituted if you have some hanging around in your spice cupboard. However, if using dried rosemary I would add only about a teaspoon as opposed to a tablespoon, as one tablespoon of fresh herbs is about equal to one teaspoon of dried herbs.
This granola recipe was inspired by the How to make DIY granola without a recipe video from Epicurious. My ratio varied from hers, but it’s a very helpful video if you need a little inspiration!
I had a bag of mixed chia, hemp, and buckwheat seeds in my cabinet; however, you can substitute with just one of the seeds if you wish. I gravitate towards chia seeds myself, as they are very filling and good for you.
One step further in creating this dish, I decided to add some full fat plain greek yogurt and blackberries. I have learned that blackberries and apricots go phenomenally well together and the fresh blackberries brighten up the whole dish.
Ingredients — Yields 2 servings
- 2 cups plain whole fat greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 2 cups rolled oats (not steel cut or quick oats)
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup buckwheat
- 1 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup walnuts, crushed
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300
Mix together all dry ingredients for your granola until well combined. Then add honey and oil and mix together thoroughly. Spread out evenly onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 40-50 minutes, stirring halfway through. You want your granola to become nicely browned and toasted, but not burnt, so check closely at the end.
Remove from oven when finished, and let granola cool to room temperature.
To assemble bowls, add one cup yogurt to each bowl, and crumble about 1/2 cup granola on top of each serving. Finally top with equal parts blackberry.