A staple in this house for breakfast, brunch or a quick after school snack. The name says it all. It can be made from any of your favorite ingredients and whatever kind of yogurt you like. I have found that Greek yogurt tends to be more luxurious & thick. But I also use soya, coconut, goats milk etc depending on whats in the fridge and whose eating it. Blitzing fruit, nuts, puree’s and seeds gives lovely color & textures. Its a great way to get nuts and fruit into kids. For this one in the picture I used leftover Granola and homemade Chia Cherry Jam to get the contrast in sweet, crunch & cream. Toppings such as bee pollen, chia seeds, cacao nibs and dried banana are lovely. drizzled with honey/agave or maple syrup. This recipe is for 1 glass so just repeat depending on how many you need.
Yogurt, Black Cherry Chia Jam & Granola Surprise
1 150g tub of yogurt of choice. (The picture has natural Greek)
Granola Cereal with dried fruit & nuts (Crush bigger bits for small teeth!)
2 tbsp Jam/syrup/ puree of your choice. (I use Chia seed & cherry jam)
1tsp Honey/agave/maple syrup (optional for natural yogurt)
Topping: Sprinkling of bee pollen, crushed nuts & cocoa nibs
1. If using honey to sweeten natural yogurt. Just mix these together.
2.Taking a nice glass, begin with two tablespoons (a good dollop) of yogurt. Now add two tablespoons of granola mix. Top with more yogurt. Then add your jam or puree.
3. Another layer of Granola finishing with Yogurt on the top.
4. Sprinkle with your chosen topping. Eat straight away or pop in the fridge for later. If storing overnight make sure to cover.
If you would like to make the chia Jam. Take 400 grams of soft fruit. (Black Cherries in this case) Pop it in a saucepan with a tablespoon of water and two tablespoons of sweet syrup (honey in my case). Simmer for a few minutes and mash the fruit with a fork or masher. Then add 4 tablespoons of chia seeds. Simmer for a couple of minutes & take of the heat to let cool. Put in an airtight jar in the fridge when cool. It keeps for about a week and a half. Goes great with peanut butter on toast, ice cream, in smoothies you name it!