These Breakfast Granola Cups are perfect for holding your fruit and yogurt. But don’t stop at breakfast, they make a great snack or even dessert!
This post is sponsored by Produce For Kids
School is back in full swing! The end of summer was a bit of a whirl wind. We had an awesome family vacation.
Upon returning, my dad was quite ill, in and out of the hospital for a couple weeks. All of a sudden things went really down hill for him and he passed away. 🙁
So we jumped into full gear, like you need to, had the visitation and funeral and are now dealing with the aftermath.
I have a lot of emotions and thoughts rolling around, and hope to share them when they get organized in my head. For now, I rejoice that he’s with my mom in heaven, yet, he will be greatly missed.
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I always say “Food is my love language”. I think there’s no better thing than getting into the kitchen and creating something delicious to soothe your soul. Whether your celebrating or mourning or just plain hungry, food can do wonders. 🙂
- Celebrating a special day or season? This Maple Apple Crisp is incredible.
- Need chocolate? Brownies are always a winner.
- Healthy Comfort Food? Turkey Chili to the rescue!
So one day last week, I brought one of my daughters to Meijer with me. As we head into the produce department, there was a display with tear off recipes on it from Produce For Kids. It caught her eye immediately and she gravitated towards it.
“Look Mom! There’s recipes, can I take one?” I could tell she was having a hard time deciding. I know she wanted them all, but was also thinking– I shouldn’t take them all, that would be greedy. Of course, they’re meant to be taken.
We added the ingredients to our grocery list so we could make a couple recipes that week. These Breakfast Granola Cups was the first one we made. It’s so easy, she could make it herself, and did most of it on her own.
We enjoyed some of them right away, and the rest as breakfast the next day. Check out more great healthy kid-focused recipes here.
The reason Meijer had these fabulous recipes on display is this awesome partnership between Meijer, Produce For Kids, and Jump with Jill. This #PowerYourFamilyMeal Campaign raises funds to bring nutrition education to local schools.
Check out the Jump with Jill website with your kids. It has catchy songs and upbeat dance moves to engage kids on the subject of health and leave them empowered to eat better. What’s even better though? You can help support just by buying some groceries!
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Notes for Breakfast Granola Cups ~
- You can make your own vanilla yogurt by adding vanilla extract and some honey to plain Greek Yogurt.
- Omit the vanilla yogurt, and use plain with a squirt of fresh squeezed lemon juice and honey.
- Try pumpkin puree’ in place of mashed banana for a taste of fall
- I use this muffin pan and the perforated baking sheet, so there’s no need for cooking spray. Also the food is effortless to get out and it’s super easy clean up.
Additional Topping Ideas~
- Blueberries and peaches
- sliced bananas and peanuts
- strawberries and cantaloupe
- Pineapple and coconut
- apples and caramel sauce
- strawberries and shaved chocolate
This recipe was first posted on Produce For Kids. I adapted it ever so slightly.
Coconut Granola Fruit Cups
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup California Peaches, diced
- 1/2 cup well-Pict® strawberries, diced
- 1/2 cup Well-Pict® Raspberries, diced
- Preheat oven to 330° F. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray (see note) and set aside.
- Mix banana, honey, and vanilla extract in large bowl. Add oats, coconut, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
- Portion mixture into prepared muffi cups, pressing up the sides with a spoon to form a bowl.
- Bake 12 minutes, or until browned. Remove from oven and let cool 20 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
- Fill granola cups with yogurt and top with peaches, strawberries and raspberries.
Enjoy these fabulous Breakfast Granola Cups! If you make them, tag me! @artfrommytable.