Imagine this – layers of delicious lightly spiced crunchy granola that tastes just like a cookie (but is, in fact, refined sugar free), smooth natural Greek yoghurt, sticky and sweet (but also refined sugar free) homemade jam and freshly chopped fruit. If you have all the components, these little pots of goodness take mere minutes to assemble and are so good looking and so tasty that they will have the whole family swooning (I speak from experience).
We call these our “jam jar breakfast” but I thought that “healthy cookie granola yoghurt pots” would give you a little more idea of what you’re getting yourself into. Either way, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Tell us more about the layers in these healthy cookie granola yoghurt pots!
(Aka: What is this?, as my kids might ask. You may also get this question, so read on – you may need to be prepared).
- First (bottom) layer: a scoop of my healthy cookie granola, or your favourite refined sugar free or low sugar granola.
- Second (middle) layer: natural / plain Greek yoghurt of your choice. I might have previously mentioned that we love the Tamar Valley range. Two or three heaping spoonfuls will do me but feel free to adjust to your preference.
- Third (top) layer: refined sugar free homemade jam. We often use this delicious cherry berry jam which my daughter loves (and which is a constant in our fridge), or homemade mango or apricot jam (recipes to follow soon). You can also substitute your favourite refined sugar free or low sugar jam.
- Final (tippy top) layer: fresh seasonal fruit, cut into smallish pieces – we like mango, berries, lychees, peaches, plums and other soft fruits. You can also sprinkle some extra seeds on top if you like, or even some bee pollen.
How long do these yoghurt pots last?
I usually make them about half an hour before the kids are ready for breakfast. They’re fast enough to make even on a school day morning, as long you have made the granola previously (or are using a store bought one) and you’ve got the jam layer sorted.
When prepared just before you eat these pots, you get the crunch from the granola, the smoothness of the Greek yoghurt, the sticky sweetness of the jam and the freshness of the fruit, all in one bite. Trust me, there won’t be any leftovers.
If you intend to layer them at home and send them to school with the kids (that is, if their school doesn’t mind the nuts in the granola) or if you’re wanting to make a morning tea snack for yourself (as I often do), it’s fine to prepare this in the morning and grab it on your way to work. It will last just fine in the jar for a couple of hours, though the granola layer won’t be as crunchy as if you ate this immediately after assembling. It will still be 100% delicious though (which has been tried and tested a few times now)!
It’s best to store these yoghurt pots in the fridge if you can. They will last a whole day at a pinch but the longer you store them layered like this, the less crunchy the granola will become. In other words, these are most delicious eaten immediately.
Healthy cookie granola yoghurt pots
First (bottom) layer
- a scoop (heaped 2-4 tbsp) healthy cookie granola (or your favourite no refined sugar or low sugar granola)
Second (middle) layer
- about the same amount (heaped 2-3 tbsp) natural / plain Greek style yoghurt
Third (top) layer
- a little less (heaped 1-2 tbsp) homemade cherry berry jam (or your favourite no refined sugar or low sugar jam)
Final (tippy top) layer
- fresh seasonal fruit, cut into smallish pieces (we like mango, berries, lychees, peaches, plums and other soft fruits)
- sprinkle of seeds or bee pollen (optional)
- This recipe is for one pot only. Please repeat as required for the number of yoghurt pots you require.
- Layer your ingredients in clean glass jam jars in the order set out above – i.e. first, second, third and final layer.
- Serve immediately, if possible.
The ingredient amounts are a guide only and it’s a matter of preference as to how much granola, yoghurt or jam you like. It’s completely up to you!
Please note the recipe above is for one pot only. Please repeat as required for the number of yoghurt pots you require.